Challenges to Leather Glove Quality -- Occupational Health & Safety

07 Mar.,2023


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Challenges to Leather Glove Quality

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Leather industrial glove prices have been trending upward and will likely continue to rise for the foreseeable future. It is not entirely surprising if one thinks of leather, the primary material, as just another commodity tied to global consumption. In truth, several key, nuanced factors have driven supply and demand in this industry during the past few years and will continue to do so, with strong implications for those who depend on leather hand protection.

In recession years, one way people cut back is by substituting more expensive food items, such as beef, with more affordable ones such as pork and chicken. This was exactly the case after 2008, when fewer cattle were being slaughtered, leaving tanneries to complain about the squeeze in cowhide supply. The result was a counterintuitive hike in cowhide leather prices at a time when global economies were markedly soft. Ironically, pigskin prices also spiked, with farmers cashing in on higher pork prices before the hides matured to sufficient thicknesses for leather gloves. Some farmers bypassed the hassle of harvesting hides at all, reducing hides further for tanneries.

The larger dynamics of economic globalization will determine the future price trajectory of industrial leather gloves. To begin with, leather for industrial use is in an especially difficult position. Leather shoes and handbags often sell for many times that of industrial leather gloves, giving them priority in choosing leathers. In normal times, these manufacturers stuck with the higher-grade grain leather selections, while industrial glove makers were content with cosmetically imperfect grain and split leather pieces. But it is different today. As with many industries, not only are times changing on the whims of the new global marketplace, but also at the speed of new technology that sometimes disrupts old business models.

New manufacturing techniques are already in place that can transform lower-grade split leathers into first-class top-grain pieces. The magic starts by first shaving off cosmetic imperfections. A laminate of the appropriate color and texture is then heat-sealed onto the genuine leather. Finally, a grain pattern is embossed on the surface, resulting in what looks like a perfect piece of natural grain leather.

This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of Occupational Health & Safety.

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