Bernie Sanders’ Darn Tough mitten socks sell out

Published: Feb. 1, 2021 at 11:23 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 12:36 PM EST
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NORTHFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) - The Bernie Sanders’ Darn Tough mitten socks have already sold out.

The Vermont senator created an online frenzy when a photo of him wearing the wooly mittens at the inauguration went viral.

Darn Tough partnered with Westford teacher Jen Ellis, who made Sanders the mittens, to create the “Jenerosity Sock,” inspired by the mittens.

They sold out in 24 hours.

All of the proceeds go to the Vermont Food Bank. The company says it’s their largest donation to the organization ever.

“Being able to turn around and give so much to the Vermont Foodbank so quickly really shows how much people care about their neighbors,” Ric Cabot, the founder and CEO of Darn Tough Vermont, said in a statement. “Selling out in under 24 hours and having sales in all 50 states is astounding. I think people in this country are a lot closer than we think.”

Sanders also sold merchandise with his image from the inauguration and raised nearly $2 million for Meals on Wheels Vermont.

The mittens have also now raised thousands of dollars for Outright Vermont and the donations will keep coming.

The creator donated a pair to be auctioned off by the organization.

They sold to John Vanning of Vermont for more than $7,500 but he then gave the mittens back to be auctioned again.

Canning also says if Outright can raise another $10,000 by this Friday, his business will match those gifts dollar for dollar.

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is also now selling the mittens to the public.

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