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.
Images courtesy of mimiTENS