Bernie Sanders’ Chic Mittens Made From Recycled Sweaters Spark Praise
By Izza Sofia, 21 Jan 2021
Image via Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com
Amid the glamorous designer outfits at the inauguration of president Joe Biden, the sight of Bernie Sanders rocking a casual and comfortable accessory has become the talk of the town.
The independent who ran for the Democratic nomination for president wore a pair of sustainably-made mittens that were distinctive and refreshingly practical.
According to BuzzFeed’s Ruby Cramer, the mittens were a gift from Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vermont. The mittens are made from recycled sweaters and lined with fleece produced from recycled plastic bottles.
The classic brown-and-white mittens have made an appearance for a while now, that it even has a fan Twitter account of its own called @BerniesMittens.
The mittens blew up on social media, with many applauding Sanders for dressing consciously. “This fit and energy [are] why I will always have a place in my heart for Bernie Sanders,” Franklin Leonard tweeted. “Loving @BernieSanders and how authentic he is. Those gloves are total ‘Made in Vermont’ vibes and he puts it on full display for the entire country,” another user tweeted.
Check out more responses below.
Bernie Sanders in his mittens just might be one of the most adorable things you’ll see today. pic.twitter.com/dBmpmNhQEL— Mikey Mayhem (@JustMikeyORL) January 20, 2021
Strong fashion choice from Bernie with the mittens. Cold and windy day in DC! pic.twitter.com/e9pQFN3s1T— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 20, 2021
This fit and energy is why I will always have a place in my heart for Bernie Sanders. pic.twitter.com/DmsFXuWQgG— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 20, 2021
Shout out to Bernie Sanders showing up to the inauguration as if he’s headed to the UPS store and picking up some coffee in Burlington. pic.twitter.com/ZxupI4jK1f— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) January 20, 2021
Loving @BernieSanders and how authentic he is. Those gloves are total “Made in Vermont” vibes and he puts it on full display for the entire country. That’s the kind of confidence I need for 2021 👏 pic.twitter.com/XQgiF88XWp— Rachel T (@RachelTrahan2) January 20, 2021
Wow! I am completely humbled by the huge support for Bernie and the mittens I made for him!! What started out as a simple act of kindness more than 2 years ago has grown into something beyond my imagination! Thanks everyone! The world is a beautiful place. #berniesmittens— Jen Ellis (@vtawesomeness) January 24, 2020
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