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Jan 24 2021

Bernie Sander's Mitten Maker Flooded With Nearly 13,000 E-Mail Orders

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Jennifer Ellis has never met Bernie Sanders but she is enjoying a taste of his celebrity as the woman behind the mittens that gave the Vermont senator his viral moment at President Joe Biden's inauguration.
Ellis, a 42-year-old elementary school teacher, lived a quiet life in the Vermont town of Essex Junction -- until Wednesday.

She was teaching class online like any other day, as Biden was being sworn in, when her phone started pinging with texts.

The messages were all the same, Ellis told AFP via a video interview: "Bernie Sanders is wearing your mittens!"





Not your typical hand warmers, they are made from repurposed wool sweaters and fleece made from recycled plastic bottles for the inside lining.

The ones Sanders wore are big and thick and in shades of brown and beige. And they have story behind them.

Ellis, a fan of Sanders, sent him a pair of mittens after he lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, as a consolation gift.

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