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"Made in USA": The Outlook for US Glove Companies (Part 1)

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 30, 2014 10:01:00 AM

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The time is ripe for forward thinking companies in our industry -- apparel brands, manufacturers, and retailers --  to take a fresh look at domestic manufacturing.

But for goods that are currently made in China and elsewhere, "reshoring" isn't a slam dunk.

On the one hand, the American consumer wants more "Made in USA" options.  In fact, "made in USA" is a desireable label for many Asian consumers as well.

On the other hand, consumers remain price sensitive.  

How can this reshoring come about?  And what does it mean for a US glove company like ours, that makes labor intensive sports gloves?

In this 2-Part series, we take a closer look.

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Topics: Private Label Glove Company

Glove Company Q & A: How To Optimize Glove Fit

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 4, 2014 2:07:00 PM

manufacturing gardening glovesA recent conversation with a glove buyer reminded us that sometimes, the easiest question can be the hardest to answer.

At the start of a new glove project, she asked for the overall measurements for 3 different types of gloves, to begin her initial design work.

Easy, right?

Even if the requirements of a glove change due to style, the basic dimension of a small, medium or large person's hand doesn’t vary … does it?

Don't all glove makers use the same basic size and hand measurements?

Well … yes and no.

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label: Glove Fit & Feel, Private Label Glove Company

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