Joe McGarry - Also know as the Glove Guru
Joe formerly founded Polygenex International, Inc. in 1989, the largest specialty knit glove manufacturer in the world at the time. Thousands of companies and users follow his advice on glove manufacturing, or user guidance, and utilize his gloves every day. Joe's specialty is in industrial work and critical environment high-tech gloves.
Joe founded Gloves-Online in 1996 to assist consumers needing to locate hard to find gloves and educate consumers about different glove features and benefits. With just over a quarter century of glove experience, he undoubtedly can give you useful and practical glove advice.
Last week Kris Kringle himself stopped by Gloves-Online to pick up a sleigh full of gloves for all the good little boys and girls. Nancy, our resident good girl and head bean counter, posed with Santa (rarely seen without his famous red suit).
From September through December, we sell thousands of pairs of white parade, or Santa gloves. Heck, we sell so many they even have their own category. Now, it’s hard to say how many of these gloves are used by Santa’s around the world or gracing the hands of chorus singers everywhere, but I do know that at least one pair has made it to Santa’s hands. I hope you too are getting into the holiday spirit. Even though this is a true story, a little bit of Santa magic never hurt anyone.
Olga, our #2 Glove Guru, requested I mention a new glove accessory due to the time of year and a source of recurrent requests.
The inventor, also a PennState alum, never explained how he came up with the name but I knew he had to be smart (and clever).
The Glove Dogs are amazing in the sense that they actually dry your gloves among other nice benefits. Everyone can use them during the wet winter unless your dog has stolen your only pair of gloves or you’re going to the Rose Bowl for New Years.
In case this didn’t make it to your local newspaper, this was a story that hit the wires prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s still timely for those of you shopping for good bargains and great gifts this year. Click on the title to view the story.
How about a little housecleaning before I even start?
After reviewing my Blog “to-do” list, I soon realized that I would be discussing both retail (consumer) gloves and industrial gloves. There is a big difference between retail fine fashion gloves and gloves for the roughneck industrial users. It’s for the same reason we have two web portals for our glove business. One for retail customers (Gloves-Online.com)and one for industrial customers (Industrial Gloves-Online.com). This way Industrial Glovers don’t have to deal with distractions with fashion glove navigation and vise versa.
Therefore, when I make a post, I will add the words (Retail or Industrial) at the end of the title. This way, you can ignore a post that doesn’t pertain to your interests. If you don’t see a Retail or Industrial in the title, then the post should be of general interest to everyone. After all, Blogs are supposed to be brief and content focused.
Welcome to the Glove Guru’s blog.Blog. Blog. Blog.
It’s all I have heard for the past year.As the Glove Guru, you need a blog.As an Internet retailer, you need a blog.Blog. Blog. Blog.So, here it is The Glove Guru blog.
If you found me through www.gloves-online.com, you already know that this blog is associated with it.Gloves-online.com started in 1996 (yes, that’s 1996) as a way for me to publish information about gloves for my customers.At the time, I owned and operated Polygenex International, Inc., the largest specialty knit glove manufacturer in the world.By 1998, I realized GO Gloves™ was the business and manufacturing gloves in the U.S. just wasn’t cutting it anymore.So Gloves-Online.com became an e-retailer more than 10 years ago.
As I have seen the glove industry change through the years (I’ve got more than 30 years in the biz), I have also seen how business on the net has changed.So, in keeping up with those changes, I’ve decided to blog.The purpose of this blog is to share my knowledge about gloves. (It’s a bit ironic that this blog’s purpose is the same as my original goal of launching my web site back in 1996.)
This is where I will educate consumers about new gloves, glove features, glove news, teach the industrial buyer how to select gloves for different reasons, answer those everyday questions and all my frequently asked questions, and probably a bit about how the Internet and business go hand in hand (yes, I used the pun intentionally.).