1. Caring for Gloves
If your gloves get wet, allow them to dry at room temperature, naturally. Keep the gloves away from any external heat source, such as a radiator, hair dryer or the sun. The life of the leather gloves can be extended if you sometimes use wet baby wipes for cleaning.
We suggest using services of a specialized leather dry cleaner for heavy soiling.
You may try the following if the soiling is slight and not dried in:
- Prepare a solution of soap flakes. Put a teaspoon of sunflower oil or olive oil in it.
- Gently sponge down the outside leather of the gloves with this solution.
- Try not to saturate the leather and dab off any excess wetness with a clean dry cloth.
- Allow the gloves to dry naturally and do not use any external heat source.
- Put the gloves on the hands of the wearer several times as the gloves are drying. The gloves will back to original shape and size.
If you decide to use leather cleaner sold in shops, please read the product instructions carefully and be sure the product you are using is suitable for your gloves leather.
Useful advice: If your gloves a little tight, you can stretch them to twist with wet towel for a few hours. Put the wet gloves onto the hands and dry naturally. This will help to stretch the leather and restore the shape of the gloves to the profile of your hands. Smear the gloves with leather oil or Vaseline to make them shiny and soft. Before wear unlined gloves use talcum powder.
Please note that deer and sheep leather is thin and soft. It may tears if suddenly pulled hard. This is not a product defect.
IMPORTANT: It is FORBIDDEN to wash the leather gloves in a washing machine, as it can cause permanent damage and no complaint is justified! Our products are made of dyed leather, so gloves can color your hands and lighter surfaces while wearing them. This does not count as a product defect.
2. Making gloves
- Selection of skins
We use only genuine leathers. The selection is important part of work to make perfect gloves. We produce our gloves from the best quality skins. We control during the selection according to different criteria: color, shade, thickness.
Table cutting is a hand cutting method that ensures perfect fit for a specified hand size. The first step is determining the number of gloves that can be cut from a skin. This is a hard handmade work to cut skins. That is the reason why the cutters are usually men. They provide skin two direction to give length and width of gloves. There is a problem to piece together colored parts, because might be in different shades in one color. The simplest gloves are made of several parts: palm, back, fingers, fourchettes, thumb.
We give special numbers for the parts to inspect gloves and gloves makers.
Trank is slit at the fingers and a hole cut for the thumb. There is a difference by size and model.
The very little spare parts are selected. Fourchettes, seam leather, lacing leather, strap, bow.
Sewing of the decorative stitching found on the back of most gloves. It is made both by hand and machine. We can make perforated holes at the fingers or several type of decoration.
The sewing might be both by hand and machine. We use several types of sewing method and work with varied machine.
The type of linings depends on gloves and weather. The first function of the gloves is to keep the hands warm. Nowadays the unlined and driving gloves are very fashionable. Silk, wool or fur lining are sewed by hand into gloves not to slip out.
The last step of sewing is the seaming. We can make it both by hand and machine. Sewers close the gloves on the cuff of the gloves and sew different labels with information about size and caring of gloves.
There is no sewing more. The ironing is one of the most important steps. Our fellow workers shape and polish gloves by special hand-shaped ironing machine.
Deerskin leather: These leather have a very natural grain characteristics. Very suitable for leather gloves because of elasticity. It is thicker than hairsheep leather and keeps warm. It is popular row material for winter gloves. We purchase it form North America.
Hairsheep leather: These leathers are full aniline, drum dyed. Incredibly soft, breathable, strong and thin. It is popular row material for all kind of gloves. We purchase it from Italy.
Suede leather: Soft and thin aniline hairsheep suede leather. Suitable for glove making. We purchase it from Italy.
Unlined: We do not use lining. Our summer, spring and driving models are made without lining. You can protect your skin with our unlined gloves. You can make driving more convenient, or simply it could be a nice accessory.
Silk: Ideal lining for summer and autumn. Its purpose is not making your hands warm. Nicely thin, soft, a cool touch for your skin.
Wool: 80% wool, 20% acryl or 100 % wool. We line our gloves with knitted lining. It keeps the heat on a certain level and provides comfortable feel to your hands. Soft, comfortable wear in cold weather.
Rabbit fur: Our winter gloves are lined with genuine rabbit fur. The gloves lined with them are extremely soft and comfortable to wear. It keeps your hand warm even in the freezing cold.
Lambskin fur: Our winter gloves are lined with genuine lambskin fur. It is one of the warmest lining. Comfortable, soft feel against the skin. It keeps your hand warm even in the freezing cold.
Pique: Elegant, graceful mechanical sewing. We can produce the gloves the narrowest seam width with this method. The colored edge of the leather is up and lapped over the other and sewn. Only seamstress with large practice can sew with this method.
Prixseam: Sporty look. Mechanical sewing made on a special machine. Two peaces of leather are laid out on top of one another, back sides touching. The stitches run horizontally. Both cutting edge of leather is visible. It is very suitable for sporty, manlike gloves.
Inseam: Universal mechanical sewing. The same as prixseam however glove is turned inside out and seamed. Two peaces of leather are laid out on top of one another, colored side touching. Invisible thread and seam. We use this sewing for sporty and elegant gloves.
Links: Unique, extravagant. Same as prixseam sewing however stitches pass over the two edges of the leather. Gloves made on a special machine. Very rear sewing. Contrasting colored thread gives a unique look for gloves.
Hand: Traditional, elegant. Seamstresses sew all the same stitches with thread and needle. The peaces of leather are laid out as prixseam sewing. Traditional sewing which taking a lot of time and need skills. A sewer is able to sews only 3-4 pairs of gloves a day.