Press Release – Watson Gloves Releases New Landfill Biodegradable Nylon Gloves

Watson Gloves Elevates Sustainable Innovation with New Landfill Biodegradable Nylon Gloves

VANCOUVER, BC, MARCH 26, 2021—Watson Gloves, Canada’s leading retail distributor of quality gloves currently in their 103rd year of business, is elevating their sustainable glove development by introducing the first landfill biodegradable nylon coated gloves into the market. With biodegradable additive in both the nylon shell and nitrile coating, the landfill biodegradable seamless knit gloves are able to break down in five years in modern landfills compared to the many decades it takes for other similar synthetic gloves to degrade (gloves show up to 14.1% biodegradation in 172 days based on ASTM D5511 tests).

The new landfill biodegradable gloves are made of innovative ZeroWaste™ 15-gauge biodegradable nylon, the first of its kind in the glove industry. The gloves also include Reclaim™ enhanced biodegradability additive in the nitrile coating, which is also used in Watson Gloves’ popular Green Monkey biodegradable disposable gloves. The special eco-conscious structure of ZeroWaste™ yarn and Reclaim™ additive results in an accelerated biodegradable decomposition of the glove in anaerobic landfill conditions. The biogas produced from the breakdown of the gloves is then converted into clean energy while leaving zero waste behind.

“Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the amount of waste that’s being disposed of in our environment, especially with clothing and garments, such as gloves,” says Kasey Whitman, President of Watson Gloves. “I’m proud that we’re introducing our new landfill biodegradable nylon gloves into the market, which will reduce the time that waste remains in our landfills and help contribute to our customers’ sustainable efforts.”

The new landfill biodegradable gloves are suitable to use for general work, such as maintenance, construction, automotive, and gardening, without any compromise in quality and performance. The eco-conscious nylon gloves come in two styles: Stealth Zero for men and Jade for women. Find Stealth Zero, Jade, and more sustainable hand protection at Watson Gloves’ website.


Watson Gloves first started as a two-person shop selling gloves to Vancouver’s dock workers when they opened their doors in 1918. Today, they’ve grown into a Canadian icon and Canada’s largest retail distributor of quality gloves for work, home and play. Their glove innovations play a large part to their success, such as their push for more sustainable products into the market. Watson Gloves sell their gloves all across Canada with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Mississauga, and also sell at select retailers in the US and internationally. Product categories range from home improvement, gardening, construction, welding, automotive, recreational, and more with over 2,000 different styles offered. Learn more at and follow Watson Gloves on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.




Media Contact:
Michele Moore
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P: 604-788-0355

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