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Godzilla, skull and princess kids' mittens made in Canada

by Graham Hiemstra
on 19 December 2012

They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing—it gets cold up there. To Anna-Maria Mountfort, founder of children's mitten brand mimiTENS, the country seems like the right place to make quality winter wear. "The way I see it, if you buy olive oil from Italy, kids' mittens from Canada is pretty logical," says Mountfort on her website.

Mountfort started mimiTENS when she couldn't find a mitten that would stay on her active daughter, and soon realized lost mittens and cold wrists were a common problem. The uniquely practical design features a six-inch, stretchy cuff to keep the mittens snugly in place, and Oeko Tex-certifed bamboo and a soft organic cotton fleece lining with 3M Thinsulate insulation made with recycled plastic. The spirited little mittens, which fit children between 18 months to five years, are available in a wide range of colors with embroidered characters from Godzilla to fairy princesses. The brand also recently collaborated with the artist We Kill You to make glow-in-the-dark and reflective tape monster mittens.

Find mimiTENS from $31 Canadian dollars directly online and in a wide range of international brick and mortar retailers.

Images courtesy of mimiTENS

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