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Bernie Mittens Sales Boom

The Bernie Mittens became famous when Bernie Sanders wore then a year ago at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The pictures of Senator Sanders sittin

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Jen Ellis with Bernie Mittens from website

g in the cold, hugging himself for warmth, wearing an oversized winter parka, and wearing the Bernie Mittens went viral.

The mittens that are actually called “Vermont Mittens,” were made by Vermont schoolteacher turned businesswoman Jen Ellis. But now everybody just calls them Bernie Mittens because Sanders, now in his 80s, looked just so damn cute and silly at the Biden inauguration while wearing them.

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company VTBC has been marketing them. “We are excited to announce our partnership with Jen Ellis to produce Vermont Mittens, the mittens famously worn by Vermont’s Senator, Bernie Sanders at the 2021 inauguration,” says the website about the Bernie Mittens. “A portion of the proceeds to benefit Make a Wish Vermont. Sign up below to learn more about this exciting partnership and when Vermont Mittens will be available to purchase.”

VTBC says that 12,000 pairs of Bernie Mittens have been sold. And now sales are up again because of the first anniversary of their debut which came on January 20, which just by sheer coincidence also happened to be the first anniversary of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

VTBC has been selling Jen Ellis’ Mittens since last March. And they have also been used to raise a lot of money for charity. Five percent of the profits went to Make-A-Wish Vermont.

The company says that $30,000 has been raised for the charity, enough to pay for three wishes for local children.

And Jen Ellis said that the many Bernie mittens spinoff ventures have generated a total of about $2 million for various charities.



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