In the Media

We’re proud to be recognized in the media for our work as a company and for our quality products. Here are a few snippets of us being featured in the media. You can find our press releases here.

3M Sustainable Recycled Thinsulate in the 9005CR Flextime Work Glove

3M & Watson Gloves Partner to bring sustainable insulation to industrial and retail market work gloves

“While various retail outdoor apparel and gear brands have been transitioning to sustainable materials in recent years, Watson Gloves is at the forefront of sustainable innovation for its category in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry. In September, the company proudly debuted its initial offering of industrial workforce hand protection products featuring Thinsulate Type EC at the National Safety Congress & Expo (NSC) in San Diego.”

– 3M, Nov 22, 2022

NSC Best in Show Winner 2022

Watson Gloves wins third place in NSC's Best in Show 2022

“Third place goes to the Stealth Phoenix eco cut glove from Watson Gloves. The glove features an 18-gauge cut level ANSI A4 HPPE/glass/WasteNot polyester RPET shell with a sandy nitrile palm and reinforced thumb saddle for additional protection. Each pair is made from one (500 mL) plastic water bottle and reduces 8.04 grams of carbon dioxide emission by using recycled polyester vs. virgin polyester.”

– National Safety Council, Sept 20, 2022

Watson Gloves is the proud recipient of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine's 2022 Reader's Choice Award in the Hand Protection Category

Canadian Occupational Safety, June 23, 2022

Watson Gloves receives Canadian Occupational Safety magazine's 2022 Reader's Choice Award in the Hand Protection Category

Now in its seventh year, Canadian Occupational Safety’s Readers’ Choice awards highlight the preferred OHS vendors, suppliers, and educators of their knowledgeable readers.  It’s a tremendous honor to receive the recognition of our customers and peers.

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Green Business Bureau, July 16, 2021

Watson Gloves: Durable, Safe and Sustainable Hand Protection For All Purposes

Watson Gloves [is] paving the way for others to see that there are alternative materials out there and a way to manufacture and distribute sustainable gloves. Based on the core belief that every industry matters in the global shift towards sustainability, Watson Gloves’ products have opened the door to many new customers, inviting them to make the switch to products using sustainable materials and contribute to the circular economy.

Daily Hive, June 7, 2021

16 gift ideas for every kind of dad this Father's Day

For the handy dad. Vancouver-based brands Herschel and Watson Gloves teamed up to make a yellow leather pair true to both of their DNA. The hand-crafted Shop Gloves are perfect for the guy who does the handy work, gardening and more. Available online only.

Marilyn Denis Show WasteNot Feature April 27, 2021

The Marilyn Denis Show, April 27, 2021

These seven gardening gadgets will make your outdoor chores seem like fun

Watson Gloves have a line of gloves that are made from recycled water bottles called WasteNot™. It’s a complete line of gardening gloves for women, men, and kids. Each glove uses 1-3 recycled PET bottles. You can now make your gardening easier while being sustainable with your gloves.

Independent, March 16, 2021

10 best gardening gloves that will protect your hands during outdoor graft

We think one of the best pairs for gardening purposes is Watson Gloves’ super-supple work glove, made from waterproof, goatskin leather and featuring a secure velcro wrist closure. In use, these gloves are an absolute dream – you’ll forget you are wearing them such is their comfort and flexibility. Some gloves are rendered shapeless and floppy after prolonged use, but the Flextime’s form-fitting memory (afforded by the stretchy spandex back panel) ensures they literally fit like a glove every time you slip them on.

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Occupational Health & Safety, November 18, 2020

Maintaining Sustainable Practices Is Possible Amid The Growing Demand for PPE

Imagine a world where communities are powered by the trash that they throw away. Many manufacturers are already working hard to address the environmental impact of PPE with sustainable PPE offerings. Gloves that are composed of fibers made from recycled water bottles are one example. Reputable suppliers are making gloves that utilize technology that facilitates increased degradation of nitrile gloves in landfill environments.

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Global News, November 12, 2020

‘Start of a new era’: How one company started their sustainability journey after 100 years

Two years ago, Michele Moore, the company’s director of media and corporate social responsibility, along with the executive team, decided to start their sustainability journey, as they saw the waste that was being created by manufacturers and consumers as well as the increasing demand for more eco-conscious products.

Industry Safety & Hygiene News, July 14, 2020

Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138: 2019 glove impact results explained

The ANSI/ISEA 138: 2019 dorsal glove impact standard can be a powerful tool to improve hand safety performance. End-users must carefully assess the appropriate impact performance level for their applications needs and solicit the expertise of an industrial hygienist or safety engineer.

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BC Business, June 19, 2020

12 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19

Burnaby-based Watson has been donating gloves and non-medical masks to essential services organizations and nonprofits across Canada, such as the BC Cancer AgencySamaritan’s Purse and Vancouver Coastal Health. Seeing the rise in demand for personal protective equipment, the 102-year-old company quickly pivoted, expanding its main Burnaby factory to swiftly produce non-medical masks.

Marily Denis Green Monkey Spot

The Marilyn Denis Show, Oct 15, 2019

Seven must-have gardening products for fall yard maintenance

While gardening gloves might not seem like a necessity, we can confirm that they definitely are important as they protect your hands from soils with bacteria and fungi. Watson Gloves recently released Green Monkey Gloves that are powder-free and biodegradable! While regular disposable gloves typically take about 200 years to fully degrade, the Green Monkey Gloves take 10 years in moderate landfill conditions.

Ottawa Citizen, April 24, 2019

House Works: Canadian glove maker protects workers and heals warriors

I use work gloves almost every day, but never thought much about glove design until I came across a B.C. company called Watson Gloves. They celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2018, and since then I’ve been impressed by the variety of gloves they offer – more than 1,000 different styles in all.

Vancouver Sun, Sep 20, 2018

You've got to hand it to Watson Gloves as family company turns 100 years old

Watson Gloves turns 100 this year, a success story that began in 1918 in a two-storey building on 2nd Avenue between Main and Quebec: Legend has it a bordello and bootlegger occupied the second floor.

Today it’s owned by the third-generation of the Moore family and run by Marty Moore, a third-generation president.

The company sells more than 2,500 types of gloves to pretty much every industry.

Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 2018

House Works: Canadian work glove icon celebrates a century in business

Today, Watson is Canada’s largest source of work gloves, but it’s not just their history that impresses me, interesting as it is. Many small companies of all kinds have come and gone over the last 100 years, and this makes me wonder: What is it that lets some companies continue and thrive while others disappear?

Business in Vancouver, Jan 30, 2018

Century-old B.C. company’s business is in safe hands

The 100-year milestone is one not many businesses manage to crack. So when a company hits the century mark, it’s worth considering just how rare the achievement is.

“A third generation is pretty unique,” said Martin Moore, president and CEO of Watson Gloves, which turns 100 this year. “Being in business for 100 years, edging toward a 20% growth rate this year, I am just so proud of all our staff and team.”

CBC, Jan 28, 2018

100-year-old glove factory keeps things old hand

Modern pop tunes are playing in the background at Burnaby, B.C.’s Watson Gloves factory, but workers there are repeating the same tasks their predecessors have performed for a century.

The factory and family business, which began in 1918, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. It originally stood at 127E 2nd Avenue in Vancouver, and sold work gloves to early Vancouverites who worked in saw mills, mines, logging camps and farms.

Canadian Mining Magazine, Jan 17, 2018

Watson Gloves: Protecting the Hands of Canada’s Resource Workers for 100 Years

Watson Gloves, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, has been protecting the hands of resource workers since the beginning. John Watson, a logger and glove maker in Oregon, moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1918. Once in Vancouver he saw an opportunity to sell higher quality gloves and partnered up with his childhood friend Wayne B. Stanley.

North Shore News, June 21, 2015

Broken hand can't slow down North Vancouver longboarder Alex Charleson

North Vancouver long boarder, Alex Charleson, carves a turn during an international race held earlier this month in Vermont. Although Charleson competed with two broken bones in his left hand, which kept him from having full control of his board, thanks to the help of cusom Watson Gloves, Charleson was able to win the high speed junior race.

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