News – The Mitten Company

New Ownership, New Mittens, A New Chapter for TMC!

Debra The Mitten Company 2017 Earlier this month, after we announced we'd be closing up shop, we received a long Facebook Message from someone named Debra. She explained that she came across our page and went to purchase mittens for her family for Christmas, but we were already sold out. After more research, she figured out why we were sold out online. She further explained that she was a lifelong sewer and loves working with wool. She told us a personal story about how her father also passed away from brain cancer and she's been praying for another worthwhile job to come her way. Can you tell where this is going?

October 30, 2017 by Ben Rummel
Tags: FAQs News Sales

Thank You

Deb Rummel

It's official! The Mitten Company has sold out of Deb's 2017/18 mittens in a little over 7 hours after opening up shop. What a fitting tribute to Deb. She lived life in the fast lane and wouldn't want it any other way. And what's even more exciting is that we are able to donate about $918 (total after all our expenses were paid or reimbursed) to the American Brain Tumor Association! Woo Hoo! We couldn't have done it without all of your help, support, and caring nature of our beloved customers.

October 10, 2017 by Ben Rummel
Tags: FAQs News Sales

Remembering Deb

Deb RummelThere's no easy way to say this, so let's jump right in (just as Deb lived her life; quick and to the point). For those of you who don't know, Deb (our mitten lady, CEO, teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother) lost her battle with brain cancer in late August this year. She was pain-free, and while we weren't there at the time, we got to say goodbye the night before.
September 25, 2017 by Ben Rummel

2016/17 Shipping Rate Changes for Canada Orders

The Mitten Company Shipping Boxes

In January 2016, both the United States Postal Service and Canada Post have made changes to shipping rates and some service offerings.

October 06, 2016 by Deb Rummel
Tags: FAQs News

NEW Glamour Mittens, Craft Show Updates, and Health Issues

Deb Rummel RosesWelcome back to mitten season! Through the year, I typically sew everyday to get ready for the fall craft season and the mitten website. This year, I ran into a serious health issue and have taken some time off. With the gift of God, I am back to full strength. I needed to cancel 3 craft shows this fall but I hope to keep these 2 shows yet before Christmas...
September 29, 2016 by Deb Rummel

Winter Style Tips: Warm Fashion for Cold Weather

Winter Style Tips: Warm Fashion for Cold Weather
Many of us live in colder parts of the country and always wonder how to stay warm while maintaining the cuteness factor. Wardrobe Oxygen blog helped us pick out some cute winter outfits that you might enjoy :)
February 05, 2016 by Deb Rummel

Friday's Five Things: The Mitten Company featured on "Making Life Sweet" blog!

lauren gaskill making life sweet blog

Speaking of cold, today’s Friday’s Five Things is all about five things I count on to help stay warm and combat the winter blues!

November 22, 2015 by Deb Rummel
Tags: Fun News Press

National Button Day!

National Button Day at The Mitten Company
Do you remember your grandmother or your mother snipping the buttons off shirts that were headed for the rag basket and then collecting them in jars? Possibly there were a couple of jars filled with different sizes and colors of buttons on her shelf that maybe you were lucky enough to be able to play with.

November 16, 2015 by Deb Rummel
Tags: Fashion Fun

What a great start to mitten season!

Deb meets one of our customers of The Mitten Company at a craft show in the Wisconsin Dells

What a great start to mitten season! Now that we're officially in a cold spell, we know those hay-rides, apple-picking and pumpkin farms are perfect times to warm your hands with our mittens :) Read more...

October 13, 2015 by Deb Rummel

Which Wool?

which wool should you choose?

Wool options can be overwhelming and confusing. Which option is warmer? Which option is softer? What is the best overall mitten choice for a typical American winter? Let's answer some of these questions.

October 02, 2015 by Deb Rummel