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Godzilla, skull and princess kids' mittens made in Canada

by Graham Hiemstra in Style on 19 December 2012

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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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