Gloves that spotlight your work

The glove gurus at MCR Safety always make me look good because they give me the privilege to offer and sell their latest and greatest glove inventions to you.

They sure pulled the rabbit out of the hat on me again when they sent me samples of the new MCR-Memphis Multi-Task Gloves with moveable LED lights.

Those that know me, know I hate smoke and mirrors and gimmick gloves but these mechanics gloves not only light up your work areas, they have the fit, feel, and function that a multi-task mechanics glove should.

By the way, I think their bean-counters waved their wand over on these gloves because they are affordable enough to buy a few pairs for the price of one pair of competitive brands.

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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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Glove Guru joins effort to stop global warming

You may recall my announcement back in June that we are implementing a biodegradable packaging initiative.

I am also preparing another announcement to coincide with our green efforts. However, I want to encourage each of you interested in promoting a safer environment to join the virtual march to Stop Global Warming.

Join the march and become part of the movement to demand our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now. We are all contributors to global warming and we need to be part of the solution.

Click on the title of this post to go to the web site. Thank you

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Gloves making some serious noise

Two years has passed since a sports marketing group appeared on my door step with some primitive but functional gloves that made a lot of noise when you clapped your hands together. They were very excited about their invention but disenchanted by the failure by a few glove manufacturers making promises to develop a stadium ready glove.

Typically, I was enlightened by their enthusiasm and excited about the concept.

In time for the baseball playoffs, I managed to tweak “their” concept using hardened baseball bat wood glued to a weight-lifting glove to the gloves they market (and we make) today. (Enlarge image or go to their web site below)

Mission accomplished: a low cost; universal size; comfortable glove that can make more noise than anyone can imagine (or bear to listen to) and intimidate the heck out of opponents on the field or in a stadium.

If you need some noise from your fans, contact the guys at Home Team Handz. Just don’t tell them the Glove Guru sent you. They’re pretty busy.

The End of a Glove Era

Today, reports surfaced that Michael Jackson will be laid to rest in pure MJ fashion – as in he will be wearing one (and only one) of his favorite gloves.

Turns out La Toya Jackson chose a white leather glove made for Michael 10-12 years ago – a glove covered in Swarovski crystals.

We will miss MJ. He sure inspired a lot of interest in gloves. I wonder how many know the basis behind the glove.

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Back from the IRCE 2009



Last week, we made our annual expedition to the IRCE Conference in Boston (Internet Retailer Conference and Expo) to learn about all the latest and newest tools to enhance our web site and shopping cart. After all, Gloves-Online, is the oldest and largest glove retailer on the Internet. It is always fun to meet and mingle with all the global internet czars and we hope that what we learned will make your glove shopping experience easier and rewarding.

Our major reward this year was finding ways to embed glove videos without overloading your connection (bandwidth) to our web site.

That’s me standing outside the networking dinner on cold June evening in Boston. The food (and drinks) was great and we met some really neat internet gurus.

Glove Guru starting biodegradable packaging initiative


I need your help!


Gloves are a huge business and nearly all gloves are packaged in film produced with petro-chemicals which we know is bad for the environment and worse when disposed and not recycled.


We also know that industrial glove consumers rarely recycle product packaging which adds to the problem since they are the largest end user.


Effective immediately, my company, GO Gloves™ (Gloves-Online.com) will begin converting to 100% biodegradable (compostable) packaging for our own brands which is expected to be completed in 6 months. We will begin to encourage our suppliers (you know who you are) to switch to biodegradable packaging. Notably: We are even switching to biodegradable packaging for sending glove samples.


It doesn’t matter if you’re a consumer or an industrial user. I need your help to support this initiative by making a comment to this post. It would also help if you send a link to this post to other individuals who may share the same concern. I want our suppliers and even our competitors to see your support to this initiative.


You can also contact the IGA (International Glove Association) at gloves@windstream.net to let them know you support biodegradable packaging. The IGA is the watchdog and voice of the glove industry.


Together, we can make this happen. I appreciate your help and support in improving our environment.


Footnote: If anyone needs assistance on PLA (polylactide) Film biodegradable packaging made from annually renewable plants, please let me know. Since most all gloves are manufactured in Asia, a conversion to PLA film packaging will be easy. PLA films and labels are readily available in Asia.

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Micro-Dot Gloves resolve parts handling problems

This is a recent case study which I wrote for Assembly Magazine. Its a long post but it seemed easier to post it as is rather than provide a link.

A prominent automotive parts manufacturer that powder coats parts for a hard, tougher finish needed better gloves that provided day-long comfort, good grip with high dexterity; eliminated deposit of body oils and lint on parts; and offer cost savings.

The manufacturer tried various gloves for this new production line but workers found these gloves uncomfortable to wear for long-shift work; increased hand fatigue and perspiration; or left lint on parts. Other less expensive gloves also wore out quickly since workers had to load 25,000 parts per day onto the production conveyor hangers.

The manufacturer turned to GO Gloves™ (Gloves-Online, Inc.) for a solution since they were experienced glove specialists and handled a broad range of gloves for industrial applications. Once GO Gloves identified the production requirements and problems together with worker’s concerns, they offered 3 coated glove options based on performance, comfort, and price.

After weeks of testing the finished parts and reviewing worker evaluations, the manufacturer selected the All-Day® Micro-Dot Gloves since this model addressed each production problem and increased worker acceptance.

The solutions that the Micro-Dot Gloves provided were thinness, close fit, dust and lint free, great tactile and grip properties, breathablity, and worker comfort. Besides being very cost effective, the manufacturer only had to stock 2 sizes; one universal stretch size and one extra small size for women with small hands since more sizes would have been required with conventional coated gloves.

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