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15 Ways to Beat the Heat

15 Ways to Beat the Heat When Working Outside at the Jobsite

Heat. Heat everywhere. Summer signals a time of heat and at times during the season, extreme heat. And if you’re working outdoors, you are at a higher risk of overheating. Roof work, construction, and any other industrial site that are outdoors are hot environments that can exacerbate overheating. During times of extraordinarily hot weather, it’s important to put safety as high priority. Why? Because the cost of overheating is not pretty.

Fortunately, we have all the essential tips to reduce overheating when working outside. We understand many occupations that involve outdoor work cannot simply be put to a halt. Knowing the ways you can protect yourself in the hot heat though will keep you both safe and productive.

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5 Things to Look for in a BBQ Glove

BBQ season is here and to celebrate the launch of our new BBQ glove, Grillz, we’re providing a quick guide on what to look for in a BBQ glove.

A BBQ glove? Yes! Whether you’re a passionate pitmaster feeding a party of 50 or a home cook barbecuing for your family on a sunny weekend, a BBQ glove is an essential item to help beef up your BBQ game! There are different types of BBQ gloves, and depending on your application, it’s good to know what kind of BBQ glove works best for you. You don’t have to worry though, as we share with you the five things to look for in a BBQ glove so that you can find the perfect fit. Read more…

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Watson Story – Domenic Donato

Dom Donato, our Warehouse Lead in the Mississauga branch, shares his Watson Story, which started 8 years ago. His passion for his job and the company shines through and through right from the very moment he stepped into the doors of Watson Gloves. Read more about Dom’s Watson Story below.

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Turning Landfill Biodegradable Gloves Into Energy – How Does That Exactly Work?

Biodegradable products are becoming more and more relevant, especially as we pay greater attention to the end of life of our products and how they are discarded. With Watson Gloves’ landfill biodegradable gloves, they break down decades quicker compared to their non-biodegradable counterparts, leave no microplastics behind, and minimize waste in landfills. Fantastic, right? But what if we go one step further and tell you that our biodegradable gloves can be turned into organic matter and renewable energy? Then it seems like an easy choice to go the biodegradable route when choosing your gloves.

You must now be asking – how do our biodegradable gloves, a tangible product, convert into energy, an intangible resource? Well, rest assured, that question and more are answered below!

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Make Yard Work Easy with Canadian Tire’s Yardworks WasteNot™ Gloves

What do we do after we launch our successful eco-conscious WasteNot™ brand? Partner up with other brands to further the sustainable movement, of course! And this year, we’re teaming up with Canadian Tire to bring you Yardworks WasteNot™ gloves, which are made of recycled PET plastic bottles. With two well-established Canadian companies joining forces together, we’re introducing new eco-conscious gloves that will help make yard work easier for Canadians this spring season.

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Watson Story – Sabrina Lindsay

Get your tissue box out, as we get sentimental in this Watson Story! Sabrina Lindsay, our Inventory Manager, started her journey at Watson Gloves 18 years ago. Before settling into her current position, she juggled between three roles… at the same time! Read more about Sabrina’s Watson Story below.

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Watson Gloves and Vallen Partner Up to Provide Over 7,000 Gloves to TROSA

Watson Gloves and Vallen have partnered up to support TROSA, an innovative, multi-year residential therapeutic program based in Durham, North Carolina, which helps individuals with substance use disorders become healthy, productive members of their communities. Each day, TROSA gives more than 500 substance abusers the tools and support they need to thrive and succeed through comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care. Through the partnership of Vallen, Watson Gloves has donated over 7,000 pairs of gloves to TROSA. These gloves will go to great use for the residents in the program.

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Watson Story – Ali Zuberi

Every Watson Gloves employee has a Watson Story. With Ali Zuberi, our IT Manager, his story started 9 years ago. Within this time, he was able to develop his career and grow the IT department from a 1-person crew to the 5-person team we have today. Learn about Ali’s Watson Story below!

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Inside the Watson Gloves Factory – Learn How Our Gloves Are Made

For over 100 years, our Canadian factory has been the heart and soul of Watson Gloves. In 1918, they originally made handcrafted quality gloves for those working in saw mills, mines, logging camps, and farms, and also for industries requiring gloves during World War I. The work in our glove factory was very much a skilled job and still is today. Although over 100 years have passed, we still have a very ‘hands-on’ approach in making our gloves. Check out the 5 steps it takes to make our quality Watson gloves below!

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BizNasty Droppin’ the Hockey Gloves for Watson Gloves

Paul Bissonnette, otherwise more popularly known as “BizNasty”, dropped his hockey gloves and retired from the ice rink in 2017. But now, as the co-host of the #1 hockey podcast, Spittin’ Chiclets from Barstool Sports, BizNasty is keeping his gloves on – Watson Gloves that is (not a big deal). In this hilarious collaboration, BizNasty teams up with Watson Gloves to share his favourite hobbies in his true outspoken fashion, all the while showing off his Watson gloves. Let’s check out the video and go over the gloves we see BizNasty donning.

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Gloves for the Holidays

Holiday Glove Gift Guide

Although this year has been nothing but twists and turns, there is still one thing that remains constant – everybody needs gloves during the winter season. That means they’re awesome gifts to give (even to yourself – don’t feel guilty). Great! Now… which gloves should you get? Good question. That’s why we have the answer in the form of a holiday gift guide! Yup, even to the one person on your list who’s obsessed with ugly sweaters. We got something for them. So check out the guide now, and find a glove for everyone on your Christmas list this holiday season!

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