Editor's Picks: Fits Like a Glove
I always thought the saying “Cold hands, warm heart” was peculiar for several reasons. For starters, it simply doesn't make sense. Second, who likes to have cold hands? And, lastly, if I have warm hands, does that make me a bad person despite points #1 and #2?
With winter slightly less than two months away, I'm not dealing with frostbite. I prefer to sport red gloves, not red fingers. Therefore, I'm making this phrase my own and changing it to “Warm hands, warm heart.” I'm sure I'm not alone in this movement because, really, what other pressing issues do we have to address right now? It's not like the Promo Marketing offices are based on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia―you know, where Hurricane Sandy just left its mark.
Help your clients spread the warmth in their wintertime promotions―I'll even let you borrow my new slogan. To get started, here are some of the latest trends in glove promotions.
Guardian of the Warmth
Combat harsh elements with the help of Ash City USA's Hi-Viz Polyester Fleece Gloves. The Safety Yellow gloves feature gusset thumbs for extra comfort and movement, along with elasticized wrists. They are made from 100 percent polyester anti-pill fleece and can be clipped together when not being worn.
No Dots, No Problem
It can get a little tricky when you're trying to keep your hands warm, but you still need use of your fingers. The No Dots Fingerless Gloves from Good Luck Line are a perfect choice for participating in or promoting marathons, 5K or 10K races, walkathons, wellness programs, tailgate parties, booster clubs and rodeos. The 100 percent acrylic knit unisex gloves can be imprinted on the palm or back of hand.
The Heat Is On
Using technology originally developed for NASA astronauts, the lightweight Heat Storing Leather Gloves from Hammacher Schlemmer store heat in their microcapsule-insulated lining and release it back to you when you need it most. With a soft Italian-finished nappa leather exterior and a Thinsulate palm, the gloves detect the temperature of your skin to ensure that no matter the weather, your hands won't be too cold or too warm. They come in black or brown, and are available in women's sizes S to L.
Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.