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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Gloves that started it all



The All-Day Protective Glove Liners not only continue to be great gloves for many types of users, they also represent my history in glove design, development, and manufacturing going back to 1989. 

I originally developed these gloves as glove liners to protect healthcare workers from problems with latex gloves. That was back when these same healthcare providers had to wear gloves “by law” to protect them from blood-born pathogens due to the AIDS virus. In a nutshell, they were the first universally sized, thin-knit gloves which could be worn under disposable gloves. It isn’t rocket science today but two decades ago it was and I landed in the glove business overnight due to the unmet demand for thin knit protective gloves. 

To make a long story short, these same gloves found their way into the manufacturing glove wearing sectors and eventually became the benchmark in the photographic and imaging industry to protect films, negatives, and photographs from workers handling them. 

Today, they still find their way into new uses and a customer, who recently purchased some, told us how he found us. You have to see this U-Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R1YDJIWpTU

Now, I’m in the scanner cleaning business and this guy is bringing these gloves into the digital age. 

I wish I thought of this but I’m still the Glove Guru.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Gloves Spike Consumer Glove Sales



Who knew?  We do! 

Yes, every year in October we see a rapid spike in our consumer glove sales. It’s no mystery either. It is all about people looking for that special glove to add the final touch to their Halloween costumes. 
  
Although most of these glove sales include our white gloves and our colored gloves, we do see an uptick in glove sales with our opera length colored fashion gloves and our black gloves among a few others. In fact, I’m told by our staff that the customer phone requests can get rather amusing, too. 

From a businessman’s perspective, I’m inclined to believe that our prices are so low, their almost scary. And that’s no mystery either. 
 
Happy Halloween from the Glove Guru.