Friendship inspired this entire project when a pair of mittens I made for a gift exchange were loved by my friends and family. In 2012 I made my first pair of Smittens, by the end of the year I had sold 200 pairs at a couple of local craft shows. Fast forward to the present, Northern Smittens has grown to include mittens, scarves, pillows and more!
How They're Made
every product is handmade by me - Josee,
in Dundas, Ontario.
My production process is unique, just like each pair of mittens and every product in my store. I start with Grade B recycled wool sweaters rejected from thrift stores in the GTA. Grade B means they have small holes or stains so they can't be resold individually. I buy them in bulk and start my production process. From my driveway they go through a refined felting process before being ironed and entering the design stage.Every product is designed, cut, sewn and sold by me.
This little project has turned into a beloved business and I am so grateful for
all the support and love for my handmade treasures.