You may not see a story of us in the media every day, but when you do, we get high praise on our company and quality products (which we’re absolutely proud of!). Here are a few snippets from the media. For press releases, you can find them here.
BC Business, June 19, 2020
Burnaby-based Watson has been donating gloves and non-medical masks to essential services organizations and nonprofits across Canada, such as the BC Cancer Agency, Samaritan’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.
The Marilyn Denis Show, Oct 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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.