Northern Smittens

What started as a single pair of mittens made for a Christmas gift exchange 7 years ago, has grown to what Northern Smittens is now. More than 15,000 pairs of mittens made to date, with new products added every year. I love the whole process, from hunting for the sweaters, to carefully matching the patterns and colours, to seeing the customer’s reaction the first time they try on a pair.

From mittens and scarves to pillows and blankets, everything is made from recycled felted wool sweaters found in local thrift stores.

Josee Huard – (North Bay, ON)