The Woman Who Made Bernie Sanders's Iconic Viral Mittens Says They Aren't For Sale
The woman who made Bernie Sander's iconic and viral mittens has finally spoken out and has a message for the world: Thank you, but I'm not selling anything.
Jen Ellis, a second grade teacher from Vermont who made Sander's mittens by hand back in 2016, told Good Morning America in an interview that although she is overwhelmed with gratitude and has received thousands of inquires, she won't be taking orders anytime soon.
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I was just flattered.
Ellis received around 12,000 inquires since her mittens went viral. And despite not selling the coveted gear, she still shared the process of making it.
"I take wool sweaters that would otherwise be thrown away, cut them up, piece them together -- and I line them with fleece," Ellis said.
Thanks to the mittens memes, in just a few days, Sanders managed to make countless cameo appearances in hit TV-shows, tour all over Toronto visiting landmarks and still somehow found time to deep-sea dive in order to teach kids the beauty of science.
He is truly a man of many talents.
The man of the hour also responded to his newfound fame on Late Night with Seth Meyers and confirmed that he has in fact seen the memes.
Sanders also hilariously would not disclose what was in that yellow envelope stating it is "top secret."
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