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Our sustainability framework In good hands outlines our commitment to sustainable development throughout our value chain. When you choose a pair of Hestra gloves, you are in good hands.
Production of leather gloves had all but died out in large parts of Europe by the second half of the 20th century. In Hungary, however, this craft has survived. Based in Småland, Hestra has been working with Hungarian glove-makers since the 1950s, and ten years ago decided to build their own factory here.
In 1993, Hestra decided to build its own production facility in China. It was an important step towards progressing as a company.
Hestra has been producing its quality gloves just outside the Chinese city of Shanghai for several decades now, and back in 2011 decided to launch a joint venture with its most important supplier. It’s a tale of gloves uniting Småland entrepreneurship with Chinese craft traditions.
Hestra found the perfect conditions in northern Vietnam for producing its premium-quality gloves. What chiefly attracted this Swedish family business to create one of the world’s most modern glove factories here was the people and the culture of craftsmanship.
During the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022, Hestra will be the official supplier to the Swedish Olympic team.
Hestra gloves are made to last. A little love and care will help them last even longer. Good for you and the environment. Keep in mind that sport and dress gloves should be taken care of in different ways.
While we do not recommend washing leather gloves frequently. In the event that you need to wash your leather sport gloves, follow the directions in this guide. For gloves made of other materials please follow the care label.