Red Olympic mittens making Canadian comeback
The hottest souvenir of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics is
back with a new look.
The wildly popular red mittens have been relaunched by the
Canadian Olympic Committee and Hudson’s Bay Company with a new
design. The first edition that sold about 3.5 million pairs
included a white Maple Leaf on the palm and the Olympic rings on
The new set features a much larger Maple Leaf that wraps around
each hand and the word ”Canada” on the cuff.
Canada’s Olympians are banking, literally, on the new version of
the $10 mitts being as popular as the first, which generated $14
million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.