GO GLOVES® Announces Rebranding!

GO GLOVES® Announces Rebranding!

Cary, NC., March 9, 2021— Gloves-Online, Inc., a leading glove manufacturer and Internet Retailer since 1996, is rebranding its visual identity and mission that reflects a positive relationship with our customers and corporate clients. Our new brand will be called, GO GLOVES®.

“Our vision is to become the most loved, most trusted, and the most innovative glove company in the glove business,” said Joe McGarry, CEO of Gloves-Online, Inc., “and our mission is to build a better identity for our customers. The rebrand will not just be cosmetic – we are taking this opportunity to evolve and improve our approach in the market as a whole. We continually strive to be better at everything we do, every day, for every client and customer.”

Soon, we will unveil a new corporate logo that will be more modern, streamlined, and simplify our brand identity.  Of course, one thing that will remain constant is to be known as Gloves-Online since our founding in 1996. Most customers know us GO, that glove company when they call us, so rebranding to GO GLOVES® was always in our plans and it has now become the logical pathway for our future.

Our corporate identity will remain as Gloves-Online, Inc. but our “brand” will become known as GO GLOVES®.

GO Gloves® has actually been a Federally Registered U.S. Trademark since December 1, 2009. Registration Number:  3,719,833.

Today, there are many ways to find us if you are shopping on the internet. You can even find us on Amazon under our brand: GO GLOVES. You can also type in GO Gloves on your favorite browser and see the links to our web site or even type in www.gogloves.com in your URL bar and be instantly directed to our Home page. As usual, we’ve made it very easy for you to find us effortlessly without any hurdles or searches.

As a reminder, you should also note, that beginning this year, 2021, GO GLOVES instituted a new policy where all domestic glove orders over $99.00 SHIP FREE via Standard Shipping.

In conclusion, we will always be there for you as “Your Source for Gloves since 1996.”

Link to our Home Page

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

Glove Liners solve many problems with outer and Disposable Gloves

Glove Liners solve many problems with outer and Disposable Gloves

Due to the new increase in Disposable Gloves demand and usage created by the need for additional protection from the Covid-19 virus crisis, problems associated with the increase in many Disposable Gloves raises new troubles for users. Problems like allergic reactions, excess seating, rashes, eczema, hand odor, etc.   

I have recently written about our GO All-Day Protective Glove Liners, now made for us by the Wells Lamont Industrial Glove Company, but I felt compelled to highlight some of the products features and benefits here on my Blog. This way it becomes an important and permanent archive on the internet to help users with difficulties associated with disposable gloves and other types of outer gloves.

I am going to highlight the Features and Benefits in these Glove Liners for easier reading and reference along with some notations.

GO All-Day Protective Glove Liners

First and foremost, the ultra-thin design will change the way you “feel” about disposable and outer gloves. 

Secondly, the most often overlooked benefit with these liners is that the smooth finish makes it easier to slip on and remove all types of outer gloves. If you use disposable gloves on a routine basis, you know what I am talking about and this single benefit alone can be a huge reason to use these liners. 

Product Features

Creates a barrier to latex, rubber and other types of plastic and polymer gloves. 

Minimizes allergic reactions and rashes.

Reduces perspiration, sweating and clamminess.

Unequaled Comfort

The ergonomic and stretch-knit design help reduce hand strain, providing natural sensitivity, flexibility, dexterity and less bulk for the wearer throughout the day unlike other glove liners.

Eliminates the need for powder and powdered gloves which have been banned by the FDA for medical use.

Smooth finish facilitates easy slip on and removal of outer gloves.

Special cuffs hold the liners in place while removing outer gloves.

Keeps inside of over gloves clean, eliminating odors.

Unique Material

Washable and reusable

100% continuous soft nylon filament fiber (feels like cotton) makes this liner thin and comfortable.

Ideal for people having issues with disposable gloves.

Full length for maximum protection.

Suitable for Critical Environment

Clean Room Compatible – Category Type II

Dust and lint free

Economical

Ambidextrous

Wear all day.

Fully Launderable, reducing cost of replacement and waste. (Withstands up to 30 washings)

Sterilizable

MADE IN THE USA

Available in sizes from Small to XL

Packaged in 20 Pair Packs and available in Case quantities of 10 packs.

NOTE: We also offer these same gloves in a Finger-less – Half Finger Model.

Link: All-Day Half-Finger Glove Liner

Although, I was the original developer of these unique liners back in 1989, I also want to thank Pat Connor, the CE (Critical Environment) Glove Guru at Wells Lamont, for his insight and assistance. I also want to thank David Arambula, our right-hand guy at Wells Lamont, for his assistance. Earlier this week, we had a very productive Zoom Meeting to get me up to date on new issues with user demand, packaging, and production so that I could complete this posting. Thanks, guys!

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

Glove Guru Report

Today, due to some replies, we discovered that many subscribers were not receiving my posts via email.

I’m including links to the last two posts rather than re-sending them to save you time and to avoid extra emails.

I hope this helps and sorry for the technical issue. You can also go into the blog and find a few topics from the past, if that helps.

Thank you for subscribing and please let me know if you have any questions. Also, let me know that you received this post so I know things are back to normal.

Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

High Filtration Disposable Face Masks

High Filtration Disposable Face Masks

Best Pricing on High Filtration Disposable Face Masks

You are probably wondering why in the world is the Glove Guru talking about Disposable Face Masks?  The answer is simple. I want to help and facilitate the elimination of the spread of the Covid-19 virus and get our lives “back to normal” as my wife says.

We began selling face masks in July of last year (2020) as part of our Disposable Gloves program in doing our part the keep America working safe. Our entry into the face mask distribution went hand in hand (pun intended) with disposable gloves and as part of a demand by our customers. We were fortunate that our factory source also made disposable face masks and we jumped on to the opportunity to fulfill the demand and it turned out to be a worthy effort.

Besides having a good inventory, we also have the “best pricing” available like all of our glove lines. For example, our disposable face masks come in a box of 50 at a low price of only $9.95 opposed to others who offer only boxes of 15 or 20. My best example is that Target sells a similar model for $12.00/20 masks.

We also offer them in Case Pricing for our commercial high-volume customers at only $7.95/Box of 50. A case contains 40 boxes. To put that into perspective, that is only 15 cents per mask.

We also offer an extremely popular High-Quality Reusable Fabric Face Mask, but I personally prefer the Disposable Face Masks for obvious reasons.

Important features on our Disposable Face Masks:

  • Pleated Style with ear loops
  • High Filtration efficiency for protection in many environments
  • 3-ply construction
  • 99% Bacterial Filter Efficiency (BFE)
  • Low breathing resistance
  • Latex-Free and hypo-allergenic (Latex Free ear loops)
  • Adjustable aluminum nose clip

This coming week, I anticipate posting some new and exciting information about our Disposable Glove Line stock expansion and our popular Glove Liners for use with disposable gloves.

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

Suggestions to Save Money on Disposable Gloves

These are some suggestions to save money on Disposable Gloves because of the high-prices created by the Covid-19 virus crisis.

Thousands of companies and millions of workers have had to not only search for new sources of disposable gloves due to shortages but have had to spend limitless time to search for better prices. This was caused by the new unexpected demand for disposable gloves to help prevent and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus droplets. This virus is also known as: Coronavirus Disease 2019.

First, a little background on disposable gloves and why the shortage and prices of these gloves have become problematic.

I should first explain that I developed a few types of gloves to help combat problems due to wearing gloves because of the glove problems created in the late 1980’s by the HIV AIDS virus issue. At that time, people including millions of healthcare workers had to wear gloves that they never had to wear before this blood-borne pathogen became a problem. That’s when problems associated with wearing gloves arose. It was because of this HIV Virus also known as: Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

The first glove I developed due to my medical device background was a high-performance polyurethane glove that was totally bio-compatible, hypoallergenic, and exceptionally thin (1.2 mil) for a glove at this time.

The next glove that I developed was a special protective nylon glove liner which created a barrier to latex (proteins), rubber and plastic gloves. The glove liners, still popular to this day, serve to help many glove users who have problems with wearing gloves for long periods. You can view them at this link for those who need some relief when using disposable gloves. I will cover the liners in a new post.

Why Disposable Glove prices have dramatically increased.

The answer is simple. Unmet demand from the glove factories in Asia due to the factory shut downs caused by the virus coupled with the lack of raw materials for the same reason. This has led to prices increases over 1,000 percent.

Disposable Glove Options to consider

Nitrile vs. Latex:

Nitrile gloves have become the most common disposable gloves principally used in healthcare settings due to the problems with latex allergens. Nitrile gloves are also more effective against common chemicals unlike latex and they are much stronger than latex rubber gloves. However, nitrile gloves have been more unpredictable in regards to availability and pricing recently due to raw material issues.

Vinyl (PVC) Gloves

Vinyl Gloves are very popular but not used in healthcare settings due to the stringent FDA requirements. However, they are generally considered safe for most all applications since they are form fitting like Nitrile and Latex gloves.

PE (Polyethylene) Gloves

PE Gloves which are commonly used in food service are also known as cafeteria gloves. They are not form fitting like Nitrile or Latex Gloves but they are very thin and some versions even come with an embossed surface for better gripping.

Costs:

To give everyone a general idea about costs, see these examples by Case (Best) pricing:

Nitrile: ~ $0.51/Pair

Latex: ~$0.31/Pair

Vinyl: ~ $0.21/Pair

PE Gloves: Less than $0.01/Pair

Conclusion:

Most users rarely think about looking for alternate choices in a Disposable Glove and I hope this brief gives you some help and insight on some options. Therefore, depending on your application and use, you can easily switch to an alternate model while keeping safety in mind and reduce your costs while accessing more purchasing options.

Link: Disposable Gloves

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

GO Gloves announces move to new headquarters.

This week, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the move to our new headquarters is now completed.

Our new facility is located on the edge of downtown Cary, NC in a quaint business industrial park. We are now central to many amenities including our main postal depot for quicker daily pick-ups.

Our new facility includes our offices and warehousing under one roof with multiple loading docks. We’ve also installed state-of-the-art high speed fiber optics and modern cabling for speedier internet data which is vital to our business.  

Everything went fairly smooth but our phones are still in portal due to the transfer to the fiber optic capabilities. However, we still have access to our voice mail system while the phone system is being ported.

Of course, we can always be reached via email in the meantime at: sales@gloves-online.com.

Our new address is:

Gloves-Online, Inc.

231-K East Johnson Street, Cary, NC 27513

Our phone number remains the same at: 919-468-4244.

Web address: https://www.gloves-online.com/

Feel free to stop by and say hello and enjoy visiting many of the fine local restaurants for a bite to eat.

Thank for your continued support by being your source for gloves since 1996.

Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

About the Glove Guru

The Glove Guru

About the Glove Guru Blog: This blog is all about gloves and everything useful about gloves. Primarily, I offer tips, gloves in the news, and new product announcements. Normally, I only post about 2 to 3 times a month and most often during seasonal changes. Signing up for my posts is FREE and you will receive Special Offers and Discounts exclusive only to registered followers.

Who is the guru: It’s not clear when Joe McGarry was first dubbed the Glove Guru. Some claim it was the mid-80’s, others when his website Gloves-Online.com launched in 1996. Back in the dark-ages of the web circa 1996, he launched Gloves-Online.com to be a clearinghouse of information on all things gloves. He quickly realized that on-line was the future and today he sells millions of pairs of gloves – of all types from industrial to fashion and everything in between–each year. In addition to being an e-entrepreneur, he holds patents for several industrial and consumer gloves and continues to design gloves for all types of uses. Maybe you’ve read a few of his articles that have been published in various industrial trade publications. Chances are that if you’ve seen a new and useful glove, it was most likely from Gloves-Online and possibly designed by Joe himself. While Joe’s specialty is in industrial work and critical environment high-tech gloves, he’s the guy who spends his time tinkering with new ways to make or source a better glove. With over a quarter century of glove experience, he undoubtedly can give you useful and practical glove advice.

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Glove Liners for issues with Disposable Gloves

We have a great solution for you.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have turned to having to use (non-breathable) disposable gloves for the first time. These gloves are typically made from plastic, latex, nitrile, rubber, and vinyl. Many discover for the first time that when they wear them for any extended period, they have new issues such as allergic reactions, rashes, clamminess, and heavy hand sweat.

We have a great solution for you that goes back to 1989 when people that did not have to wear disposable gloves had wear them due to the AIDS virus. The same issues are happening again, today.

The solution is to use the doctor recommended All-Day Nylon Glove Liners.

These liners are made from a high quality textured nylon 6/6 fiber that has the feel and softness of cotton for comfort all day long. The slick feature of the nylon makes it easy to slip on all types of rubber type gloves over the liner unlike cotton liners. They are also very size friendly since they stretch to fit everyone. The thinness allows high-dexterity. They are launderable, washable, and reusable.  We also offer them in a half-finger model.

I highly recommend you buy some today to finally have more comfort when wearing those disposable gloves.

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

How to safely remove “used” disposable gloves

The subject title of this post my seem to be very elementary at first but the Covid-19 virus pandemic has created a tremendous amount of confusion when buying and using PPE safety products like masks and gloves.

Actually, the title is far from elementary. It’s a major public safety issue for those not trained or used to wearing disposable gloves like food handlers or healthcare personnel. I’m not saying you should not wear gloves but to incorrectly use disposable gloves will make them a useless safety procedure and even cause more harm and spread this devastating invisible virus.

We are selling a lot disposable gloves and masks to our customers around the world looking for defensive measures against the Covid virus which is great. I am also seeing a lot of people out and about and shopping while wearing gloves which is also great. But, sadly, I am also seeing that most people aren’t wearing or discarding their gloves properly which negates the whole purpose of wearing the disposable gloves.

For example, most untrained people don’t take off their gloves quick enough, thus further contaminating themselves and others around them including the items they touch. Additionally, you should never reuse disposable gloves. I’m sure you’ve seen food handlers frequently dispose and change gloves between functions or healthcare workers frequently dispose and change gloves from chore to patient. This is to avoid any cross contamination of any type. The same thing applies to you to avoid the Covid virus bug.

So, the point I am making here is to dispose of the gloves as soon as you are done shopping at the grocery store or other venue. Disposable gloves are very inexpensive and take up very little space in your purse or pockets so I suggest carrying a couple pair on your various trips.

To shop safely, I suggest social distancing, do not touch your face (this is one reason you see people wearing a face shield in addition to a face mask), frequently sanitize and wash your hands to avoid any possible contact with the virus.

If you want to wear gloves as an added preventive measure, the guidelines below are recommended in order to safely remove your disposable gloves.

  1. Grip the outside of one glove at the wrist without touching your skin.
  2. Peel the glove away from your hand by pulling it inside out.
  3. Hold the removed glove in your other “gloved” hand.
  4. To peel off the second glove, put your bare fingers inside the glove at the wrist.
  5. Turn the second glove inside out, pulling it away from your hand, while leaving the first glove inside the second.
  6. Discard the gloves away in a trash container immediately.
  7. Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer immediately after removing your gloves.

Once you try the above method for the first time, you will laugh and smile at how clever and easy it is and want to show others as well. It’s almost like a magic trick but a very helpful one.

Also, don’t forget to tell them the Glove-Guru taught you how to remove used disposable gloves.

Link to our Disposable Gloves

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

SLOW THE SPREAD – Wear Face Masks

As states lift restrictions and work to reopen their economics, a growing number are adapting CDC guidelines regarding the use of face covers as essential to preventing community spread.

Now SPREAD the word that you can now buy your face masks at GO Gloves.

Lightweight Reusable Face Mask

  • Contoured shape provided secure fit
  • Elastic head straps for all-day comfort
  • Washable/reusable
  • Antimicrobial up to 30 wash cycles

Economical Disposable Face Mask

  • 3-ply pleated construction
  • 99% Bacterial Filter Efficiency (BFE)
  • Adjustable aluminum nose clip
  • Latex-free ear loops

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru