All of the charitable brands I’ve written about here have warmed my heart. In a crazy world full of anger and hate, it’s so nice to focus on the good of humanity from time to time. Among my favorites of all the charities I’ve discovered while running this blog is Mitscoots, an Austin-based brand born in 2012 after its founders witnessed first hand the fundamental needs of the homeless while on volunteer work in the city, in 2008. Quality gear and a clean pair of socks were the most requested items, and with that in mind, the Mitscoots brand began. Mitscoots works with local and national charities to send an equal pair of one of their high quality socks, beanies, tees and more to someone in need with every purchase. The brand also employs the transitioning homeless to help package up and ship your purchased items to you! This helps develop confidence, skills, motivation and network building for these individuals to began building better lives. Everything Mitscoots creates is also manufactured in the United States.
I have several pairs of Mitscoots socks and have bought them as gifts for others! Everyone has been very receptive to both the brand mission and the quality of the socks themselves, and I’ve even inspired others to load up the website and grab a few pairs themselves. My first Mitscoots socks was a pair of boot socks last Fall, which fit so comfortably in my Frye Melissa boots! I still purchase some every now and then—my latest purchase is a pair of athletic socks for the gym, which definitely have helped with a few blister issues when running on the treadmill. Everything has lasted wonderfully through several washes.
I am happy now to see that Mitscoots has expanded their support and product offerings into a new collection of blankets and pillows! These are like your traditional fleece blankets, but better (apart from the amazing charitable benefits)! These are water resistant with a durable blanket edge stitch, made from thermal micro fleece, at 60 inches wide by 74 inches long. Several beautiful plaid designs are available, as well as two 100% cotton loom-woven versions. Also included in this new collection are waterproof thermal micro fleece traveler blankets with reinforced webbed cotton straps, sized at 50″ wide by 58″ long. The traveler pillows are sized at 9″ wide by 15″ long and have all the same qualities as the blankets.
I’m kind of a sucker for fleece blankets (you never can have enough for the couch or camping trips), and I know with all the festivals I love attending, I’ll be grabbing a new blanket and maybe even a new pillow or two sometime…from none other than Mitscoots!
Shop more blankets and pillows from Mitscoots Outfitters here.