Artist | Textiles
In 1997, Melody Anderson began making warm mittens with her two daughters as a sewing project. Her friend, Judy Berg, saw these mittens and said, “Make more of these, the teachers at my school will love them!”… and Polar Mitts was born. One school quickly expanded to 125 schools, local craft fairs, and eventually to gift and department stores across the United States.
This cottage industry has expanded to include not only mittens, but scarves, hats and headbands for the entire family. Many fabrics are exclusively made for Polar Mitts in the USA. All designing and sewing is done by Melody in her home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Polar Mitts is co-owned and run by Melody and her number one supporter and husband, John. In 2015 daughter in law Jen started helping with marketing, design, and currently runs the website. All credit for creativity, talent and energy comes from our loving Lord Jesus Christ.
Hats and mittens come in sizes small through extra large.