THIS PRO SKIER-DE­SIGNED MITTEN DOES MORE THAN KEEP YOUR DIG­ITS TOASTY.

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Lexi duPont just wants to spread the love. Some things re­ally are that sim­ple, and the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the duPont-de­signed Ed­die Bauer Lexi Mitt is one of them. “When you’re wear­ing a mitten, all you can re­ally do is give peo­ple a thumbs up,” says duPont. “I wanted to put some more love into the world, so I came up with the idea of hav­ing a mitten with a heart on the palm, so you can spread love when­ever you wear them.” Pro skier duPont, a for­mer Ju­nior Olympian and Freeride World Tour champ, is now an EB-spon­sored ath­lete and a bit of a phi­lan­thropist. The Lexi Mitt—which duPont wanted to call the “Lexi Love Glove” but EB de­murred—was born from the de­sire to ad­dress the world’s cur­rent strife in a pos­i­tive way. “With the state of the world we’re find­ing our­selves in—with pol­i­tics, cli­mate change, hu­man rights—it felt re­ally im­por­tant to me to fi­nally pro­duce this mitten,” she ex­plains. “I’d been think­ing about it for years.”

She’s also been think­ing about ways to get the next gen­er­a­tion en­gaged in pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, es­pe­cially in light of this past sum­mer’s hur­ri­canes and wild­fires. With Ed­die Bauer and the Lexi Mitt, she found an op­por­tu­nity to do just that. Pro­ceeds from sales of the mitten will ben­e­fit

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