considered an essential part of a person’s wardrobe. Today, white gloves continue to be used for many different purposes beyond formal occasions. In any case, being white, these gloves will get soiled or dirty so we thought it would be helpful to offer some instructions due to the numerous requests we get from our customers.
First, inspect the gloves for any stains or spots. Our gloves can be machine washed on gentle cycle but hand washing is also sufficient.
If stains or spots are present, prepare the gloves for washing by placing stain remover on any of the stains or spots. Rub the stain remover into the stain using a small, soft-bristled brush. Let them sit for several minutes but no longer than 10.
Wash the gloves using cold water and use a small amount of bleach to bring out the whiteness in the gloves. It is best to wash the gloves by themselves. Washing gloves with other clothing increases the chance you might lose a glove or damage them. Never pour bleach directly onto a glove. This can damage the fabric and stitching. Always dilute the bleach in water.
You can machine dry the gloves using a cool dryer temperature but it is best drip dry or lay them flat to dry.
Note: Cotton gloves will shrink if washed in hot water or dried using a hot temperature.
Well, this week, my accounting manager (our numbers person), reminded me that we have over 2,622 Glove models in our warehouse.I smiled and reminisced about our humble beginnings when we started with a small number of white cotton gloves models over 17 years ago.Today, we claim to be the largest white glovesource in North America. Maybe the world, but who cares anyway – except me.
I really doubt “any” glove company has 2,622 glove models on the shelf – available for delivery the same day or the next day. This is important to you, our customer.
One of my favorite sayings is: “If you cannot find a particular glove at Gloves-Online then it is likely not worth selling or available.”
Additionally, we are resellers for some of the most respected glove manufacturers on the planet.
By the way, when I shared this number with our warehouse manager, David, he looked up through our ceiling-high warehouse shelving racks and said, “We are out of space – again.”
Simply put, we want to be your glove source. After all, we are pretty good at it since we’ve been supplying gloves to thousands of customers since 1996.
Reminder: Since the winter weather is still menacing us and your local shops may no longer have gloves in stock, you may want to check out some special pricing on our winter gloves – while supplies last.
Early today, Gloves-Online.com reached the astonishing milestone of One Million page views since January 1– and before our busy season.
Page views are the conservative metric when evaluating web site analytics. For example, if we counted actual hits, the number would be 7 to 10 times higher due to images, etc. You can see this in the chart.
To demonstrate the significance of this number, we have not factored (added) in the customers that migrate to our industrial web site from GO to purchase their industrial and safety gloves. The GO Industrial web site is a completely different web site and we obviously don’t share those metrics since many people follow this Blog – a.k.a industrial espionage – but you can perceive those hits.
For the skeptics out there, I’ve added a web shot image of our actual metric scale which can be enlarged.
I doubt there is another glove company in the world that has reached this milestone in less than 9 months. After all, we were the very first global glove company on the Internet since 1996.
I can’t wait to see how successful the internet shop of our fine fashion glove boutique in St. Thomas, USVI, Olga Gloves, becomes.
Every gardener knows that a good pair of gloves is an essential gardening tool. However, with the many types of gloves available, it can be overwhelming to make a choice. Here’s a simple guide by type to help you with your choice. (see links in titles below) Leather and Pruning Gloves Leather gloves are the standard for strength and durability. You chose from standard driver’s styles to models used for wire fencing. For pruning, purchase a pair of pruning gloves specifically designed for pruning with reinforced arm protection. If you are working in wet conditions look for pigskin gloves since they will dry soft if they get wet. Newer artificial leather gloves are fine and will last longer than natural leather.
Cotton and Jersey Gloves Cotton and Jersey gloves are the most popular because they are inexpensive but they have limitations. They are breathable and lightweight and will keep your hands clean and protect you from blisters. However, they will absorb moisture and not protect you from chemicals or cuts and abrasions. Also, they are not very durable or long-lasting.
Disposable Gloves (Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl PVC) I do not recommend using disposable gloves since they are not durable and do not offer proper protection against most chemicals and pesticides. Plus, latex gloves will dissolve when exposed to gasoline or motor oils used in lawnmowers.
Rubber Gloves Although rubber gloves tend to be hot, they offer great protection against moisture and most chemicals. If you only need moisture protection – natural rubber is fine. However, I suggest you look for nitrile or vinyl gloves for use with chemicals and pesticides.
Bamboo Knit Gloves These are becoming extremely popular since they are earth friendly, last long, fit and feel great, and inexpensive. They also come with a coated palm for added protection and grip. My personal biased choice is the GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves from GO Gloves.
And GO Gloves has managed to help with hard-to-find White Gloves for the last 15 years.
As a matter of fact, White Gloves were our first major glove line on our web site back in 1996. (To put that in perspective that was 2 years before Google’s beta version.) Today, our White Glove program remains our largest product line by far and we estimate that we are the largest supplier of white glove in North America.
Besides providing gloves to doormen (see article) around the world, we have many types of white glove styles for any occasion or event. For all age groups, too. Check them out for yourself.
Click on the title of this post to see the “New York Times” article on the Latest Doormen fashion.
Part of the initial verse from the oldest official song in the United States military seemed fitting to announce the arrival of the official white Military Dress Gloves of the US Military to our “hard to find” glove stock.
These military dress gloves are the official gloves purchased by DSCP (Department of Defense clothing supply unit) and made exclusively for the DOD in the USA. .
It took a little stiff arming to get my hands on these gloves even though I serve on the DOD Glove Technical Sub-Committee. Now they are an exclusive at GO Gloves and our military customers no longer have to settle for a second class dress glove. Even you die hard Dress Blue men and women warriors!
Gloves usually top everyone’s Christmas list, except they’re also great for protecting those family heirlooms.
One of our largest customers, Cartier (yes, that Cartier, the renowned French jeweler and watchmaker), even has us make their own brand of gloves for use in their jewelry and watch showrooms and vaults. Cartier is one of many jewelers for whom we make custom Logo Gloves. Another notable customer is Tahiti Pearl Market. The list goes on.
My point: Cotton and nylon knit gloves protect your jewelry, silverware, fine china and crystal from finger prints, scratches, and destructive and corrosion causing body oils. No one takes pleasure in seeing smudges on fine jewelry in a showcase – so why would it be acceptable in your china closet? Gloves are also great for handling important photographs and other archival media.
As for you gentlemen reading this, please make sure to visit our customer’s web sites for those special gifts for your loved one. You still have time.