Remember my review of this?
You better, it’s only been one day! Well, I received a great email from the creator of these little gems. She didn’t mind when I asked to share her words with all of you. Here’s what she had to say:
Dear Joanna, I hope this finds you well. Thank you for supporting mimiTENS with words and your hard-earned bucks. I am happy that you like them and that your daughter tried with all her might to get them off... This is the third year that mimiTENS are in stores and I do not tire of hearing stories from happy parents. You mention that the price point is high. I agree and it is my product! mimiTENS are more expensive than most mittens but the reason is that they are manufactured in Canada. Mine are the only mittens for kids that I know of that are. There are lots of mittens for kids out there and some even claim to be "Designed in Canada, Made in China". Mine are made in Scarborough. Start to finish and it is super important to me to try and create work locally. More than 80% of my costs are related to manufacturing. My margins are slim but I am fine with that. Also, I chose to use Recycled Thinsulate and and Oeko Tex certified bamboo fleece to line the mittens. Again, the only one in kids-mitten- land that does. I confirmed this with the makers of Thinsulate. I hope to introduce some mittens that are at a lower price point without compromising my principles. I have also asked that retailers lower the MSRP but many independent retailers want to make as much as possible. They always make the biggest cut but small independents are the ones most likely to support a vanguard brand. It is a delicate balance. Thanks again for supporting mimiTENS. I am a mom trying to make it in the big city too. I really appreciate your time and energy. Best, Anna-Maria
I really appreciated hearing all the eco-conscious decisions made in their manufacturing, and the fact that they are made locally here in Toronto. Thanks Anna-Maria for sharing the secrets behind mimiTENS!