mimiTENS has been making mittens for kids with limb differences since 2015.
This has been the most joyous learning process. It seems we have now found the most practical solution that best accommodates and considers the various limb differences. This solution is a right mitten, a left mitten and a flat mitten.
In the spirit of community and advancing the values of universal design, mimiTENS offers the flat mitten for free to our limb different friends.
Q1: What if we need a different size flat mittens for the limb difference? Say my kid's hand is a size three, but the limb different arm is closer to a size one? Can I have the size one flat?
A1: Absolutely. And to be honest, this is a scenario we see often. Just make a note of it in your order or if you prefer to send us an email, please do.
Q2: What if I need to order just a flat mitten?
A2: Yes, there is that option as well. The flat mittens are listed separately in the limb differences mittens set section of the website.
Q3: I am part of a community group that supports limb differences. Do you do bulk orders?
A3: Hit us up and let's see what we can do?
Q4: I do not have a limb difference but I have a disability that would be helped with these mittens. May I order them?
A4: I have heard from people with severe arthritis and other circumstances where mittens are uncomfortable. If you think that these can help you, please go ahead and order.
Q5: "Are you worried that people will take advantage of your offer for the free flat mitten?"
A5: I put this question in quotes because someone asked me this and it was a bit surprising. I am not too worried about it at the moment. I am including this so that you can see that people are actually kind and looking out for me too.
Q6: Why is shipping so expensive in Canada?
A6: We are a gigantic country with a relatively small population. We have to ship limb different mittens with tracked shipping because the package is too big for standard mail. There is a weight and dimension thresh-hold that sending three mittens exceeds for standard shipping.
Q7: How long does it take to have these ship?
A7: In order to manage the inventory, we need a few extra days to get these out. We are pre-making the flat mittens and adding the sleeves as we received the requests. Please give us up to a week because the factory needs to schedule time to do these. Thanks.