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Watson Webinar Recap: Demystifying Biodegradation and the Circular Economy

Sustainability, biodegradation, the circular economy. What are all these words that circulate our modern vocabulary? And what do they all really mean?

Well, for one, these words are not buzzwords. In fact, these processes have existed in natural habitats since the beginning of time. Now, in current times, with greater consideration from businesses, communities, and humans to be more sustainable, innovative solutions are being made to create products that are more restorative and regenerative to our world, such as biodegradable products, thus completing a circular economy.

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Watson Webinar Recap: ANSI/ISEA 138: What You Need to Know About the New Impact Standard

ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 fills a very important gap in the standards infrastructure in North America. We have the EN388 standard in Europe and the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard in North America – these standards provide guidance around cut, puncture, abrasion, and chemical exposure. And although the EN388 standard tests for impact, it only tests impact on the knuckles and then provides a pass or fail rating. Thus, before ANSI/ISEA 138:2019, there was never a robust, comprehensive standard to address full dorsal impact protection for industrial gloves.

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A New Era – A Q&A With New President Kasey Whitman

The torch has been passed and Kasey Whitman has been appointed as Watson Gloves’ new President! This year, Kasey will be celebrating 19 years at Watson Gloves, and like Marty, has walked a similar road to Presidency. Kasey navigated through many roles in Watson Gloves, and his experience, leadership, and energetic personality have led him to the position of President. We sat down with Kasey for a Q&A to learn more about him and his new role.

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The Passing of the Torch – A Q&A With President Martin Moore

Since 1986, Martin Moore, or better known as Marty, our President, has been leading a hallmark career here at Watson Gloves; this year caps off 34 years for him! He’ll be transitioning to the Chairman and CEO position while he passes the torch to Kasey Whitman, who will become our next President. Before this big transition, we sat down with Marty for a little Q&A on his very big career.

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Find Success in Your Backyard with a Victory Garden

Some call it a “Pandemic Garden” or a “Stick it to the Virus Garden” but for the rest of us, we call it a Victory Garden. What is a Victory Garden? Victory Garden is just another way of saying a vegetable or fruit garden. The difference? The deep history behind its name. Victory Gardens, originally called War Gardens, came to fruition in World War I, returned in World War II, and is now seeing another resurgence in our latest war – this time, against COVID-19.

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Virus Resistant Gloves

The spread of COVID-19 worldwide has resulted in a pandemic like we’ve never seen before in our lifetime and also an increase demand and usage in personal protective equipment (PPE). With over a century (102 years and counting) of experience adapting and responding to the moving times in the past, facing a crisis is not new territory for us.

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From Bottles to Gloves with WasteNot™

Eureka! Success! Aha! It’s Alive!

It didn’t follow exactly like a scientist’s discovery in a lab, but we’d like to imagine that when our Product Development team discovered the right formula in making environmentally-friendly gloves, they had the same euphoric rush Einstein, Tesla and many other inventors did with their discoveries.

More than one million plastic bottles are sold every minute and it takes up to 1,000 years for a plastic bottle to decompose. Now imagine this – gloves made of recycled plastic bottles that have the same quality and performance as regular gloves. Gloves that are great for the environment and your hands? Seems like a no brainer, right? Well, there has never been any in the market… until now.

Introducing WasteNot™—Watson Gloves’ aim to help the environment and your hands.

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How to Safely Take Off a Pair of Gloves in 6 Steps

Do you know how to safely take off your gloves? With the COVID-19 health crisis happening, people are being extra cautious by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and masks. Gloves are a simple and easy way to keep your hands clean when coming into contact with objects, surfaces and liquids. However, if removed improperly, you can potentially be spreading germs and bacteria on your hands, which defeats the purpose of keeping your hands clean and protected!

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Gardening 101 – How to Grow Your Own Vegetables Through Seeding

We’re in an interesting time, aren’t we? We’re told to “stay home” and “self isolate”. That means no movies at the theatres, no working out at the gym, and no seeing our favourite teams or bands play. However, it ain’t all so bad. Some people may pick up a new indoor hobby or two. DIY is on the rise. And we’re appreciating the outdoors a tad more. Planting and growing your own garden of vegetables is more popular than ever now and it’s the perfect season to start – spring!

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COVID-19 Update: Bonus Pay for Our Frontline Workers

Essential businesses across the country are extending their thank yous to their own frontline and essential workers by giving them bonus/appreciation pay for their tireless work during the COVID-19 crisis.

We wanted to give thanks and gratitude to our frontline workers in the Warehouse, Factory, Operations, and Customer Service departments by providing a one-time bonus for their tremendous efforts in delivering essential goods. Every day, they help send out thousands of gloves to our retailers, distributors and customers. Read more…