In April, 1918, John Watson and Wayne Stanley started a business selling hand crafted gloves to Vancouverâ€™s dock workers. 100 years later, Watson Gloves has grown from a two-person storefront in Vancouver to become one of Canadaâ€™s largest distributors of quality gloves. Now selling products internationally with over 2,000 styles to choose from, the iconic Watson Gloves tag is recognizable on gloves serving customersâ€™ needs from construction, to motorcycling, to gardening, and more. Ten decades of business has established Watson Gloves as your true Canadian glove experts.
â€śWith three generations of Moore leadership at Watson Gloves over the past 100 years, we are a great example of a family-owned business that has had considerable success making quality products that our customers can depend on,â€ť says Martin Moore, current President of Watson Gloves. â€śDespite our growth over the years, weâ€™ve never lost sight of our humble beginnings, and will continue to honour our foundersâ€™ belief that quality materials and above-and-beyond customer service go hand-in-glove.â€ť
Thank you to all of our loyal customers for making Watson Gloves the Canadian icon it has become.
Watson Gloves is commemorating their 100th anniversary starting in January of 2018. Keep an eye out for the Watson Gloves tag!
Watson GlovesÂ A Brief History (click here to download)