Black & Decker goes lilac with new women’s gloves


Some things never change but it seems the marketing pin stripes at Black & Decker are having a change of heart in color. 
 
Everyone recognizes the famous B&D black and orange logo and the black and orange color branding on all of their products. As a matter of fact, I’m sure this well-known color identity branding has led to the long-term success of the Black & Decker consumer tools and products. It’s a wise strategy. 
Now, back to the new color issue, I’m not exactly sure who went to the mat on this new change but I have a good hunch who’s responsible. 
If you want to see what I’m talking about, check out the new Black & Decker Ladies Hybrid Rose Tender “2 in 1” Gloves. The gloves are great and they’re LILAC & Gray. Imagine that! 
Of course, the ladies can also buy the traditional black model of the same glove but my bet is they will buy the ones with the fun color scheme. It’s too bad we didn’t have these new models for our Mother’s Day promotion. We sold out most of the sizes of our other brand of Rose Tender Gloves.

Spring Sale on Garden & Landscaping Gloves


Watch for our special sale on Garden & Landscaping Gloves this week.  We will be offering FREE

GO Greens Bamboo Gloves on selected purchases for a limited time.

Spring for some new gloves today! Just in time for Mother’s Day – Gift Certificates also available.
Something for everyone: Women, Men, and Children’s Gloves, too.  Plus, see some new glove arrivals. 
This offer is exclusive to our email marketing subscribers and our Facebook followers. If you haven’t signed up for these lists, go to our “Home Page” and sign up today.  Otherwise, it’s like leaving money on the table.

GO Gloves unveils new Black & Decker Garden and Work Glove


It’s that time of year to spring into some new gloves. 
 
I finally got my hands (pun intended) on the new, and first ever, 2 in 1 Hybrid Rose Tender Performance gloves and these new gloves get a high five!  Not only are these gloves one of the most versatile garden and work glove, they get my vote for the cool glove club. 
These gloves have a “removable” gauntlet that acts as a barrier against sharp thorns and branches. By easily unsnapping a few buttons the gauntlet can be removed and stored, turning your Rose Tender glove into a standard performance work glove. Besides being washable and form-fitting, the glove has a few additional features which you can see and read about at the product link below. 
Another first is that these B&D Rose Tender Gloves are made for both men and women. 
Like any new glove, we unfortunately only have two sizes as of this launch and we hope other sizes will follow shortly. 
Product Link with limited time introductory offer:
 

GO Greens Bamboo Gloves – 3 Years and 10 ½ tons later

This week marks the 3rd Anniversary of the introduction of our GO Greens Bamboo Gloves
Out of curiosity, I reviewed our files and discovered that we have produced over 10 ½ tons of our bamboo gloves. That’s 21,375 US lbs. to save you time calculating. It’s not surprising if you look at our warehouse and the ocean freight shipping containers behind our loading dock. 
However, the weight numbers are surprising when you pick up a pair of these lightweight but heavy duty multi-purpose utility gloves made from bamboo. 
As a GO Green Glove user, you’ve made our planet greener, our air fresher, reduced landfill burden, and saved yourself some money at the same time. 
If you’re not a user yet and want to learn more about GO Green Gloves click on this link: GO Greens Bamboo Gloves 
Since our GO Green Glove business continues to grow, it will be interesting to see how the next three years will weigh out. 

Gardening Gloves – A guide to protect your hands

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.

GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves – Lightweight but heavy.

We just received our latest shipment of our popular GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves and things have certainly changed.
 
As many of you already know, the GO Greens Bamboo Gloves were designed to be the best light weight general utility coated work glove on the market. And, be the only environmental friendly work glove, too boot. Mission accomplished.
What we didn’t anticipate is that our warehouse manager had to recruit our office staff to help unload 4 tons of the GO Greens last week.
So much for light weight work gloves. 

Global glove warning!

These new multi-purpose work gloves save the earth, save you money, and reduce global warming. Not bad for a little pair of gloves.

That’s not all. I have handfuls of reasons why men and women industrial glove users and weekend warriors should switch to the new GO Greens™ Bamboo Gloves today.

Click on this link if you want to learn more: GO Greens Bamboo Gloves.

Another GO Gloves innovation by the Glove Guru himself.

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Pesticide Gloves

It’s that time of year for gardening and more people are planting vegetable gardens to save money. However, I was reminded to post this information while I was on vacation recently and watched the landscaper at the resort where I stayed. He was spraying dangerous pesticides (I saw the poison label on the metal container) and he wasn’t wearing protective garments including, you guessed, gloves.

You should note that dangerous liquid and dust fertilizers and pesticides WILL absorb into your skin (cutaneous absorption). Example: You may recall the Anthrax bioterrorism scare in 2001.

When using pesticides, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines regarding suitable glove material. The most functional models will be Nitrile Coated Gloves or PVC Coated Gloves which provide a broad range of chemical resistance.

The Do Not’s:

Do NOT use latex gloves for chemical protection. They will not provide the required protection.

Do NOT use cloth or leather gloves since they will absorb the pesticide liquids and dusts like your skin or become a serious source of exposure.

The Do’s:

Wear waterproof, washable gloves.

Wear durable, chemical protective gauntlet gloves which extend up the forearm.

Glove recommendations:

GO Greens LP (Liquid Proof)

GO Blues PVC

MAPA Kronit-Proof (for cut resistance)

If anyone has a question about selecting a glove using a particular chemical, send me an e-mail or give me a call and I will cross reference our reference data.

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Coated Gloves – Determine function, fiber, and fit first

Coated gloves are my favorite industrial and work glove to talk about because they have become very comfortable, functional and versatile. In many cases they are replacing traditional leather work gloves. And, since it’s that time of year you might like to know that they also make great garden gloves, too.

Due to the introduction of new fibers and a vast selection of coating options many users became confused to find the right glove. So confused, that I found myself on the phone all day fielding their questions to lend a hand (pun intended) in selecting the correct glove for their situation.

That’s when I decided to write a primer on coated gloves which could be e-mailed to them as a reference and save some of their time and mine. That primer turned into an article which was published last year in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News. You can link to the primer here or go to the article by clicking on the title of this post.

As a matter of fact, coated gloves look good, too. I even used one model as the featured image on my Blog. Let me know if you found the primer or article helpful.

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