Tuesday, September 13, 2011


A friend of mine was wearing these mittens last winter that I absolutely adored. They were the warmest mittens and I'm still working on getting a pair of my own. The story behind these mittens, or the brand in general is pretty neat and will most likely make you want to buy a pair for yourself.

Sue Burns, the founder of baabaazuzu and graphic designer founded the brand in part due to her husband shrinking a few wool sweaters of hers. She ended up sewing together scrap pieces of sweaters into mitten for her daughters and they became a huge hit their friends and class mates. Even the adults wanted a pair of their own and began to inquire. Burns started to make these out of old, unwanted hand-me-down and thrifted sweaters that were soon to be given away.