It’s about time that us Jews had something awesome to wear around the holidays! Chanukah deserves the love—it’s been the ugly stepsister for a while. Jewish vegan Carin Agiman, no stranger to Jewish-holiday-angst, founded Geltfiend this year with the dream of creating Chanukah Sweaters that will inspire smiliness and compulsive hi-fiving. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, those Chanukah sweaters are now hot off the knitting machines and are ready to Jew it up! A young (not according to her grandmother) entrepreneur, Carin recently escaped from the clutches of the accounting world (a world that has lured so many other young Jews with it’s promise of fame and fortune), and Carin hopes to be able to bring many more awesome Jewish products to the world in the near future.
These Chanukah sweaters that will definitely (1) keep you warm, (2) set you apart from the Christmas sweater-wearin’ folk, and (3) make you look good. Damn good. So stop the Christmas-kvetching, and head on over to geltfiend.com, where you will find Chanukah sweaters to adorn that delightful top-half of yours. The sweaters are also completely wool-free, animal-friendly, and the the cardigan styles have buttons that are made of 100% sustainable wood and corozo. The sweaters are Jewish and vegan, which is an irresistible combo.
Crown Heights, a woman’s cowl-neck, elbow length sweater, features a happy Hassidic snow-family. So does Borough Park, the men’s long-sleeved v-neck. Both the Spinmaster and Spinster are adorable dreidle-print cardigans that would make any bubbe proud, and the Geltdigger (not for the faint of heart), is a shimmery gelt-print sweater for girls who are only in it for the chocolate money. All sweaters are $60-65 and 10% of all proceeds made go to charity! A win-win;