We are very proud to announce that the USDA – United States Department of Agriculture has added our GO GREENS Bamboo Gloves to their armamentarium.
The APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Division is the USDA division sector that has ordered considerable amounts of the GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves since they are economical, earth friendly, durable, and have a high grip for their tree climbers.
This is a very exciting endorsement and addition to the many users and organizations across the globe that use the GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves for use in their routine work and jobs. We believe it says not only a lot about the quality of our GO Greens Gloves but our company as well.
The tree climbing aspect is a new one for me but I will leave that up to those workers to enjoy.
See the GO Greens® Bamboo listing at the link below which also includes a nice video about them:
For nearly 50 years, APHIS has been protecting the health and value of America’s agricultural and natural resources. It’s a vital mission: Healthy and profitable American agriculture provides food and clothing for countless people worldwide and is a key pillar of our economy.
Millions of people benefit from APHIS’ programs and services every day. As our name suggests, APHIS’ work centers around animal and plant health, but our programs also address animal welfare, biotechnology, wildlife damage management, and global trade. Although APHIS may not be a household name, our efforts are seen and felt both far and wide. From ensuring an abundant and affordable food supply, safeguarding air travel against wildlife-related accidents, and sheltering household pets from harm during a disaster, to protecting the trees in our forests and communities, APHIS’ work touches people’s lives in a multitude of ways.
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It’s worthwhile looking at the GO Greens®Gloves web site and learn why I embarked on year-long effort developing these gloves over 3 years ago. You will discover, like me, things like 100% biodegradability (compostable), 10 times stronger than cotton, natural UV resistance, low costs, eco-friendly, and so forth.
There is even an enlightening section on the web site that educates you about bamboo and the virtues of products made from bamboo – the most sustainable plant on earth.
If I knew 20 years ago what I know today about bamboo, I would have planted bamboo plantations in the coastal plains of eastern North Carolina to replace tobacco.I might be a lot wealthier but then I would have missed the fun bringing the GO Greens® Bamboo gloves to the world.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year again when you begin to work outdoors. It’s also time to begin to think about UV protection for your hands from the sun’s rays.
GO Greens™ provide excellent UV protection from UV-A and UV-B rays naturally without any chemical treatments. Certified independent tests demonstrate that they block 99.97% of both UV-A and UV-B rays and have a UPF 50+ rating. This UPF (UV Protection Factor) rating is used for textiles and should not be confused with the SPF rating used for FDA compliant sunscreen products.
These earth friendly, form fitting coated gloves are made from sustainable bamboo, are biodegradable, anti-bacterial, very economic, and extremely durable.
Click on the “title” of this post to see the GO Greens Gloves in action and for more information.
GO Greens are also great (and profitable) for fundraising events.
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.
A recent e-zine by Industrial Safety Hygiene News discusses one of my favorite topics. Yours truly was featured in the interview section. This feature was sponsored by the IGA (The International Glove Association).