With this product we have achieved a long sought after goal of producing USA made work and driving gloves made with USA grown alpaca fleece warmth lining!
It literally took years to get all the pieces of this project but we're very happy with the result and hope you will love the warm soothing alpaca inside!
The glove maker is a long standing American glove company. The lining is created by a small USA alpaca farm using locally "grown" alpaca fleece that it felted using the FeltLOOM machine, then satin lined.
It's been a dream for 8 years!? But we finally have it!
We went through a great number of prototypes and combinations to get at this final glove product. We hope you will like this product which uses USA grown alpaca fiber in a new way that is functional and alpaca-warm. Feel the warmth of alpaca whenever you work, drive or play in these unique gloves!
Key Players in Making these USA Alpaca Filled Gloves
The production of these USA made alpaca filled gloves involves a number of people. First, the alpaca glove lining is created by Mary Licklider of Heartfelt, LLC, a group of dedicated alpaca farmers and fiber artists. Heartfelt also produces the Heartfelt Alpaca Insoles... see a fun YouTube Link Here about their felt creating Feltloom machine (and some cute alpacas!).
Next, the alpaca felt for our gloves is sent to MidWest Quality Gloves, Inc. of Chillicothe, Missouri.
MidWest, in business since the 1930s prides itself in being the largest U.S. producer of Leather work gloves.
Pictures (historic and current) of the men and women working at MidWest are included here.
Your purchase of these gloves support American alpaca farms and small businesses. But best of all, the alpaca gloves are of excellent quality and will give you alpaca warmth in every wear!
Enjoy the unique qualities and quality of these USA made alpaca lined gloves!
Note the sizes are Men's sizes. Women would pick two sizes smaller.
Men's X-Small = Women's Medium; Men's Small = Women's Large; Men's Medium = Women's X-Large