The Vermont teacher who created the gloves that went viral when worn by Bernie Sanders announced Saturday that she has found a manufacturer to respond to the huge demand arising from the social media success of the photo of the US senator gloved in her creations.
“I have amazing news. I am partnering with Vermont Teddy Bear to make Bernie’s gloves for EVERYONE!” Jennifer Ellis tweeted on Saturday, adding that part of the proceeds would go to a charity.
“I knew there had to be a way to do them for you, and I found it,” said the second-grade teacher turned little celebrity after the photo of Bernie Sanders sitting alone, with gloves, during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. , they will go around the world.
The 42-year-old teacher had sent Sanders a pair of his gloves, knitted from wool and recycled plastic, after his loss to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary as a consolation prize.
Last year, when “Bernie” tried to get to the White House again, Ellis learned that the leftist senator had loaned the gloves to someone who was cold. “He moved me so much that I sent him another 10 pairs,” she explained to AFP.
The senator’s handcrafted brown and beige gloves were the stars of a photo from Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, which showed the senator sitting alone in a folding chair, cross-legged and seemingly disinterested in the pomp .