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Counterfeit Thinsulate Hunting Gloves: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Roger Heumann

Feb 14, 2014 7:36:00 PM

3MLast week I happened to be talking to someone at 3M about hunting gloves, and the topic turned to counterfeit components.

Turns out, this supplier had caught a particular manufacturer using counterfeit Thinsulate while producing branded gloves. It seemed like an important story to share.

Here’s an unpleasant truth: there are disreputable factories promising brand name textiles, but what you see isn’t always what you get.

Here’s how to make sure that you get the glove -- and the components -- that you and your customers have paid for.

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label: Glove Factory, Private Label Suppy Chain, Private Label Glove Materials

Innovations for Glove Manufacturers: New Materials

Posted by Roger Heumann

Feb 8, 2014 4:34:00 PM

outdoor retailer show -- innovations for glove manufacturerd
Last month, we attended the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show in Salt Lake City.  

This show is always a source of inspiration, and if you’ve never been there, I’d highly recommend a future visit. Leading technical materials suppliers use this venue to introduce new materials for high performance gloves, apparel and sports gear, and manufacturers show off new product lines.

I wanted to share some of the highlights that have really excited us as we head into a new season of product development for our customers.

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label Sourcing Strategy, Private Label Glove Materials

How to FInd and Choose a Leather Glove Manufacturer

Posted by Peter Kiernan

Jan 14, 2014 11:37:00 PM

We recently attended a power sports trade show, and saw a wide range of gloves.  Our visit reminded us how difficult it is for a glove buyer to sort out manufacturing options. 

We saw everything from the best quality leather gloves, to inferior gloves made of mismatched scraps.

Never was the saying “buyer beware” more apt!

Today we want to outline a process to find and research the right leather glove manufacturer for your needs.

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label Leather Sourcing, Private Label Costs/Pricing, Private Label Glove Materials

The Essential Guide to Leather Glove Manufacturing (A 5-Part Series)

Posted by Peter Kiernan

Dec 23, 2013 7:41:00 AM

imageLeather is a classic material for gloves.

What other material is strong and durable, feels great on your skin, and looks better the longer you wear it?

Many factors go into making leather gloves that fit and feel comfortable, and function well ...

... but it all starts with choosing the right glove leather.  From there, many other factors come into play.

We’ve written this multi-part series on leather glove manufacturing, to answer the most frequent questions that glove buyers ask us. 

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label Leather Sourcing, Private Label Glove Materials

3 Ways to Ensure That You Manufacture A Top Quality Glove

Posted by Roger Heumann

Dec 5, 2013 5:33:00 PM

mountain bike gloveWe visited several motorcycle glove dealerships recently. 

I have to be candid: the workmanship on some of the gloves I observed at retail was not good -- mainly at the lower price points, but not exclusively.

If you are responsible for a glove line, you might want to think about what steps you can take to engineer quality into the finished glove.

After all, quality has a huge impact on customer satisfaction with your brand.

The best time to insure that you get the quality you need? Before production starts!

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label: Glove Factory, Private Label: Glove Fit & Feel, Private Label Glove Materials

Cost of Gloves: A Framework for Glove Buyers

Posted by Peter Kiernan

Nov 14, 2013 6:19:00 PM

Cost of Gloves Example: Sport Gloves

Recently, we were working on a new line of sport gloves for a client.

As it happened, the first samples were more than satisfactory, but cost was not.

At this point, the challenge becomes, how to get the same look and function, and hit the target cost? Where can we save some money?!

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label: Glove Factory, Private Label Costs/Pricing, Private Label Glove Materials, Private Label: Glove Design Process

Glove Manufacturing Resource: What Goes Into the Cost of A Glove?

Posted by Peter Kiernan

Nov 14, 2013 6:02:00 PM

Glove manufacturing: cost of a glove

Here’s a question we get asked: how come one beautiful glove costs $20, and another "similar" one is twice that?

It’s a really important, basic question, with a pretty simple answer.

To answer it, we'll begin by looking at how a target glove cost is determined --

Then, examine the key factors that impact glove costs during development:

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label: Glove Factory, Private Label Costs/Pricing, Private Label Glove Materials

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