mimiTENS is an independent design brand that came to be when its owner, Anna-Maria Mountfort set out to make the kids mittens of her dreams. mimiTENS is a made up word intended to sound like 'mes mitaines' which means 'my mittens' in French.  While mimiTENS began making mittens, it has grown to make more children's accessories that respond to the needs of parents and the rigours of everyday life.