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Welcome to Remitts

Upcycling Wool to Feed Hungry People

Where to Find Us

ReMitts mittens are available in November and December at various locations in Dane County. The mittens are available for a suggested donation of $35 per pair; 100 percent of proceeds go directly to three food pantries: St. Vincent de Paul, Middleton Outreach Ministry, and the River Food Pantry

Barriques
  • 1901 Cayuga St., Middleton
  • 1825 Monroe St., Madison
  • 2505 University Ave., Madison
  • 8410 Old Sauk Road, Middleton
  • 5957 McKee Road, Fitchburg
  • 127 W. Washington Ave., Madison
St. Vincent de Paul
  • 1309 Williamson St., Madison
  • 6301 Odana Road, Madison
  • 213 Klein Drive, Waunakee
  • 1509 US Hwy 51 & 138, Stoughton
  • 1110 W. Main St., Sun Prairie
  • 513 W. Verona Ave., Verona
Other Locations
  • Ace Hardware Hilldale, 414 N. Midvale, Madison
  • Ace Hardware North Side, 2935 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
  • Ace Hardware Middleton, 2540 Allen Blvd., Middleton
  • Brennan's Cellars, 8210 Watts Road, Madison
  • Clasen's European Bakery, 7610 Donna Drive, Middleton
  • Crossroads Coffeehouse, 2020 Main St., Cross Plains
  • DuWayne's Salon, 2114 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
  • En Avant, 6406 Westin Drive, Madison
  • Frugal Muse, 6684 Odana Road, Madison
  • Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant, 2039 Allen Blvd., Middleton
  • Klein's Floral and Greenhouses, 3758 E. Washington Ave., Madison
 
  • Long Table Beer Café, 7545 Hubbard Ave., Middleton
  • Metcalfe's Hilldale Mall, 726 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison
  • Metcalfe's West Towne, 7455 Mineral Point Road, Madison
  • The Hive, 1904 Monroe St., Madison
  • UPS Store East, 4230 East Towne Blvd., Madison
  • UPS Store North, 1213 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
  • Wolff Kubly Middleton ACE, 6305 University Ave., Middleton

Donate and Support ReMitts

You can support ReMitts' efforts to feed hungry people in a variety of ways. Donations of the following are welcome:
  • Wool sweaters: must be 100 percent wool
  • New polar fleece: thin, stretchy type; any color
  • Buttons: all colors, shapes and sizes
  • Thread: all colors
  • Monetary donations: for supplies
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The Process

How ReMitts turns wool sweaters into mittens

  • 1
    The Wool
  • 2
    Felting
  • 3
    Patterns
  • 4
    Sewing
  • 5
    Lining
  • 6
    Finishing

Wool sweaters are donated by Madison-area thrift stores and ReMitts' supporters.

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Volunteers launder the sweaters in hot water and dry them in hot dryers, causing the sweaters to shrink or “felt.”

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Pattern pieces are cut from the felted wool, combining complementary colors and designs.

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The pieces are machine sewn into mittens into women's, men's and children's sizes.

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Each pair is lined with cozy fleece.

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Women's and children's mittens are embellished with buttons, which are also donated.

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Some of our Featured Images

Every mitten is unique.
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