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Latex Questions / Information
No latex used in material for any gloves or mittens, including the elastic cuffs
While not part of the material itself, in the construction of the gloves/mittens, on occasion our manufacturing partners will use a small amount of adhesive to hold the leather in place before stitching on the leather patch as found on the cuff on wrist of Frontier Mittens and 4-Season Gloves.
This adhesive is not harmful to skin or to leather, and is used frequently in glove construction, however it does contain some latex in the adhesive, so if there is an ultra-sensitive allergy, we cannot guarantee zero latex due to the possibility of having used some adhesive in the construction process.
What is your red cuff on the 4 Season Gloves and Frontier Mittens made of?
Cuffs are almost exclusively nylon or bonded nylon (polyester), and the insulation is made by 3M brand Thinsulate, which in general (it depends a little by glove/mitten style) is made of 55% polyester and 45% olefin.
Heat Shield Make Up
The material is a brand of mylar most commonly known for use as foil “space” blankets. The material serves as an infrared radiant heat reflecting barrier (and for ease of understanding/analogous use case, can share it is similar to the blankets that marathon runners wear after done running....works to reflect heat while reducing the radiant heat loss from hands)
To prepare the leather for use, our production partners utilize sunlight, water-based vegetable tanning and a great deal of time - in lieu of more expeditious chemically based methods. The resulting leather, used in constructing the mittens, has distinct color and appearance, as each pair is unique. The time and effort needed to achieve the end result is intentional, as the final product should last for many, many years. Our hope is to create a high quality product that honors the inputs required and reduces the long term material consumption - making a pair of mittens that lasts generations.