our story



Every journey starts with a dream, and your full faith and belief in your dream will pave the way. ~ G.M. Rao

MITTEEZ™ is the ultimate teething mitten for babies, founded in 2011 with a philosophy of health, simplicity, happiness and making a difference.

I am a mother of four healthy, beautiful children and with each, they experienced the challenges of being a baby. When first born they would scratch their delicate little faces so I purchased tiny cotton mittens but these continually fell off their hands. Then they went through the next stage of teething where they chewed their precious little fingers resulting in terrible discomfort.

This is when I realized there was a need for a product that is hypoallergenic, one that protects babies hands from not only scratching their faces but also protects them from germs and viruses an increasingly serious problem today; as well as provide them with an aiding product for teething, which is safe, hygiene-friendly and stays put so it won’t fall off onto the ground.

It was also important to invent a functional, lightweight, non-restraining and removable teething mitten that is simple to use anywhere. So after five dedicated years of research, patent filings, creating designs and sourcing out the best manufacturers in the industry, MITTEEZ™ was finally created!

MITTEEZ™ is an eco-friendly, award-winning, bamboo and organic cotton developmental, protective teething mitten and keepsake toy for your baby.

MITTEEZ™ goes to great lengths to source out the finest, certified, quality fabrics and materials in the industry. That is why we are so excited to offer the best two-stage system to maintain safety and hygiene and provide protective, developmental and teething benefits during teething.

Your babies’ health is very important to us. You can be assured you are getting a safe product for your baby and because we believe in strict hygiene and long-lasting memories, a carry/washbag and a keepsake box is included with each MITTEEZ™.

With happiness,

Julie K. Steward



My name is Agatha and I am mother to three littles- Alana, Rowan, and my eldest Martina, after whom my shop is named. In  addition to being a busy mama, I am truly passionate about living an intentional, minimal lifestyle with a focus on quality and sustainability. During the tough teething times, I tried to find natural, safe, and effective teething remedies for my babies- but I could never find what I wanted.

This business was born out of a desire to give my littles safe, natural teething solutions; no plastics full of unknown toxins, or remedies containing questionable chemicals.

This business is my way of bringing my lived experience as a mother and my lifestyle beliefs together in hopes of providing beautiful, minimal, and safe natural teething remedies to mamas around the world.

A graphic designer by trade, I found myself in a period of transition after becoming a mother. My journey through motherhood has changed me fundamentally; as a survivor of Postpartum Depression, I have been forced to carefully examine my lifestyle and habits. What was serving me? What was dragging me down?

I hope that the thought and intention that has gone into each of these products helps you and your family through the teething stages and makes them treasured keepsakes for years beyond that.

From my family to yours, we hope you enjoy your purchases as much as we have enjoyed curating them!

Agatha Kerkhoff


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