Gloves Speak Many Languages / The Glove-making Profession / Materials and Manufacture / Gloves in Fashion / Gloves in the Twenty-first Century / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Acknowledgements / Index
Gloves and Glove-making describes the manufacture and fashion history of gloves, from Ancient Egypt to the modern day, examining their varied uses from formal ceremonial roles to household cleaning. Concise and beautifully illustrated, this book is sure to appeal to those interested in the history of clothing and fashion, and social and industrial history.
Mike Redwood has been involved in the glove business for around three decades, as part of a life-long career in the leather business. He worked for Pittards, world leader in glove leather as Commercial Director, travelling the world in search of the best raw material and working with the world's top brands in fashion, retail and sports, then designed and developed golf gloves for the world leader FootJoy. He is a liveryman of the Guild of Glovers in London, sitting on their industry committee. He now is a part-time teaching fellow in marketing at Bath, and a visiting professor in Leather at the University of Northampton. He edits three industry magazines, and will be writing for a new industry magazine starting this year. He is a trustee of both the Museum of Leathercraft and the Leather Conservation Centre.