Feel the Bern in These Stylish Sustainable Mittens!
Take inspiration from Bernie and choose sustainably sourced fashion with these cozy, eco friendly mittens
By now you will all have seen the hilarious ‘Bernie memes’ that have become an internet sensation featuring Bernie Sanders wearing what appears to be a pair of oven gloves at Inauguration Day on January 20th. The Vermont senator is in fact wearing mittens made from repurposed wool sweaters that are lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles. These stylish sustainable mittens were created by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Vermont and gifted to Bernie. I took the liberty of sharing one of my favorite Bernie memes below.
With his Fair Isle patterned, chunky recycled mittens, savvy Bernie has made the ultimate anti-fashion statement. The look feels Bernie to the core, no fuss and no flash, just down to the basics. Wearing flashy expensive designer gloves would be anathema to him.
Now is the perfect time to ‘do a Bernie’ by choosing to wear sustainably sourced fashion for your hands. Looking stylish and keeping cozy doesn’t have to cost the earth but it can save the earth! Inspired by Bernie, I searched for recycled mittens that are warm, practical and make a chic fashion statement. Check out my suggestions below:
1. Giovanna Recycled Mittens
A good quarter of the material that makes up these mittens from Chillouts is recycled and therefore contributes towards sustainable fashion. Made of heathered knit fabric with elastane content, these mittens nestle perfectly around the wrists and keep your hands extremely warm. They come in one size in a very earthy rust color for only €26.95.
2. Bernie Mittens
You can pay homage to Bernie by wearing mittens named after the man himself! Made in the USA from recycled sweaters and fleece scraps, they come in variety of styles and colors to suit every taste. Available on Etsy for €30.
3. Repurposed Wool Sweater Mittens
Sport Bernie’s style with these stylish sustainable mittens. Keep your hands warm and toasty in eco style with these handmade sustainable winter mittens. Made from recycled wool to support environmental sustainability, they inject new life into worn out garments! Available on Etsy for €34.29.
4. Recycled Sweater Mittens
Every year, Americans contribute 26 billion pounds of textiles and clothing to landfills. These practical, warm and stylish mittens are made from repurposed sweaters which would have previously been thrown in the bin.
By purchasing these mittens, not only will you be helping the environment but you will also be supporting minorities in West Michigan as well as certified Woman-Owned businesses. Available for €45 on Green Giftz Shop.
Make the smart choice this winter by investing in stylish sustainable mittens inspired by trendsetter, Bernie Sanders. Not only will you look chic and cozy but you will also be supporting a cleaner, greener environment!
Now for something else that’s bound to put a smile on your face.
Thank you for reading!