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Refugee Artisan Initiative

RAI partners with refugee and immigrant women to foster an inclusive, prosperous transition to the US through artisan skills training and small batch manufacturing.

Since 2017, Refugee Artisan Initiative has envisioned creating a welcoming global community that values and invests in refugee and immigrant women as they achieve healthy, stable, and fulfilling lives in the PNW and beyond.

Artisan Spotlight: Julie

Julie is a single mother of three young children and a refugee from Myanmar. We recruited Julie through our partnership with the Refugee Women's Alliance. She was working full-time at a manufacturing sewing job in Seattle with over a one hour commute, which was just not feasible for taking care of children. Julie is very happy to be working with RAI and we're expanding her crafting skills in as many areas as she's willing to learn.



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Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters
Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters
Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters
Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters
Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters
Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters
Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters

Bernie's Big & Cozy [En]viral-mittens | Fleece-Lined & Hand Knit from Up-Cycled Sweaters

$35.00

Don't miss the opportunity to pre-order these limited edition and custom-made hand knit mittens with fleece lining, made from up-cycled abandoned sweaters! 

For each pair you have purchased, we will donate a pair to a homeless individual. 

 

Inspired by Bernie Sanders' iconic inauguration look, be the first to embrace this viral 2021 fashion moment, made famous by the hottest new trendsetter and style icon himself.

You can choose between two color groups - Earthy Tones and Jewel Tones. The actual fabric pattern and colors of the item you receive may be different than these examples, as each is made from abandoned sweaters that become available. Each pair has fleece lining to keep you extra warm.

RAI mitten are handmade in Seattle by our refugee and immigrant women. Each purchase provides a living wage for the woman who sewed them.

Estimated delivery is 6–16 days from the order date. Extra delivery time is required because these are made upon order

 

Features:

  • Come in two sizes: S/M and L
  • Made from upcycled sweaters
  • Lining is made from fleece
  • Hand wash with cold water
  • Line dry


When you can't see the light, feel the bern.
When you can't feel your fingers, feel the bern.
When you're searching for the sunshine feel the bern.
Warm your hands and your heart and feel the bern.

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