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Let Us Recycle Your Worn Out Gloves

Let Us Recycle Your Worn Out Gloves Honey Badger Garden Gloves

Just send us your gloves that are worn out at the fingertips and we will attach the claws onto the fingers and send them right back.
Voila! – Your gloves are now reusable.

Advantages:
– Up-cycling means Less waste – a greener solution for us all.
– You can custom order the claws to be on the fingers that you want.

Note:
– Minimum two pairs
– 3 to 4 claws per hand.
– Please make sure the gloves are clean before sending.
– Some glove materials may not be attachable with the various Low VOC adhesives we use. Please ask before sending.

Cost: $16.00 for two pairs. OR $1.00 per claw

Gardening Gloves with an edge over the competition

The Honey Badger Garden Gloves – Worth the Price?

Some things in life you just have to learn by experience. Most people I know have had the experience of finding a ‘would- be’ bargain, only to find that the item was not really a deal at all. It happens with household item, cars, shoes… Either it is poorly designed, the materials used are not the best… any of dozens of reasons for disappointment arise after the fact. I – like everyone love a good deal and cherish those bargains, but truth be told, sometimes it’s actually a better value to pay more for an overall better product.

Comparative Advantage:


With that in mind, I’d like to make a comparison with new gardening gloves that are being offered at a discount through Amazon.com . It’s called the Honey Badger Garden Glove. This is a game changer in the development of women’s garden gloves, here’s why: It has recycled plastic claws, which solves the problem of the fingertips wearing out. As well as a pocket that protects the fingernails of the user.

We all use tools when gardening and often leave them behind when working in the garden. Though it can’t replace a spade or trowel, it comes in very handy to manipulate the soil, a perfect tool for light gardening.

When Compared to the leading brands of gardening gloves this feature alone is a money saver as well as making your work more effortless.

Stress on the fingers is a legitimate concern when gardening. During the testing of the prototype phase it was discovered that the shape of the claws ( Tooling features ) reduces stress on the extremities of the fingers by leveraging the stronger articulations of the finger. This is a completely different approach to glove design than we have seen till now. It uses Patent Pending technology to provide leverage and they’re in talks with the Arthritis Foundation for “Ease of Use” Certification.

This feature is above the bar set by leading competitors of the market standards and not considered by other glove manufacturers.

Dexterity is also a key feature we applied to enable easy handling of other hand tools. This way you don’t have to replace your gloves nearly as often. Less waste is less carbon footprint.~

Designed Obsolescence:

Most companies base their business on repeat business. Once the product breaks or wears out, they make another sale. Think of industries like clothing, household items, cars, shoes, socks…

The average gardener typically uses 3 -5 pairs of regular gardening gloves within a season ( 50 hrs. ). The Honey Badger Garden Glove will last around 200 Hrs. of regular use. A significant improvement in value.

“ It’s Cheaper in the long run because it’s designed to last. You get more wear out of every pair! “

Design Considerations:

“The Question we asked ourselves was: How do we incorporate tooling features into a safety glove without compromising any of their respective characteristics? We came up with a glove that has proven to be the IDEAL BALANCE between a Tool and a Safety Glove. It allows the user to use more of the applied energy effectively. More work is done with the same energy input. Similar to the comparison of walking vs. cycling.

• It’s Made from recycled plastic, engineered for tooling
• The latex is durable and cut resistant
• Superior protection against sharp & jagged objects
• Washable.
• The ergonomic design follows form and function and makes it comfortable while leveraging your strength, effectively using your energy more efficiently.
• The Styling of the glove is sleek and looks great.
• The bright colors make it easy to find if you’ve left them in the yard.

Features & Benefits:
Benefits:

• Protects your hands & nails. Best gardening gloves for women
• Designed to outlast any ordinary garden glove
• Has the effectiveness of a tool with the protection & comfort of a glove
• Engineered to perform like a hand tool
• Recycle your worn out Gloves by attaching the Plastic Claws

Features:
• Washable
• High Visibility Colors are easy to see if left in the garden.
• Claws can be purchased separately to upcycle ( Reuse ) your own worn out gloves.
• Made with Recycled durable plastic & Eco-Friendly Adhesives.

The overall value of a product is the sum of the parts when it comes to comparison shopping . When you compare features at face value, it becomes clear whether a product is designed for consumption or longevity. Quality, Design philosophy, ease of use and durability are the values that often outweigh price alone. Besides, they make excellent gifts for gardeners.

Women’s garden gloves have come a long way in the last few years. Find yours at HoneyBadgerGloves.com Or on Amazon.com

Happy Gardening ~
Aaron Ohan

A study in Gardening Gloves – The Right Tool For The Job

Honey Badger Garden Gloves

It always happens – I get my tools out, start working on a home project that I’ve been planning for weeks, all is going well until I strain, cut or bruise a hand, arm, or worse. Despite being careful, this can happen to anyone when they least expect it.

In this article I’ be talking about hand protection and some new available options.
Gloves are not usually considered to be a tool, and why should they be? They just protect your hands right? – Honey badger Garden Gloves (Currently being offered at a discount on Amazon.com ) is a company that has finally broken the boundaries of the glove category. By the end of this article your perception of the difference between tool and glove will be challenged. They have made a glove with tooling features. They are claws attached to the middle three fingers, enabling you to dig through the soil unlike any other glove.

No ~ I won’t be abandoning my spade & trowel anytime soon, but it is a handy feature on a glove. Very useful for light gardening when I’ve left a tool behind in the garden as I’m working along. When planting seeds or flowers about 6 inches deep it’s actually quicker and easier with the gloves especially if the soil is already broken up. It’s not designed to replace any existing tools but a welcome addition to the tools I already have. It adds convenience while providing superior safety & support for your hands & fingernails. This is makes it the best gardening gloves for women in that respect – not to mention these also make fantastic gifts for gardeners.

A product always turns out better when the creators are the users themselves. This glove is designed by Gardeners for Gardeners. That being said, they took into account some other important elements that only ‘Green’ minded people would. Such as, the recycled plastic that is used to make the claws or “Tooling Features”. A very tough ABS plastic that is durable enough to provide approximately 200 hours of gardening. Compared with the 30 to 50 hours of wear for the leading glove brand. You get more wear out of every pair. That alone reduces your carbon footprint.


When interviewing Aaron Ohan the developer of the gloves, I asked him about the overall design and what was the inspiration to create them.

“Over the years I’ve used hundreds of gardening gloves,– usually similar in design. I realized that they haven’t changed much in terms of new features or technology. The same areas of the glove wear out quickly and I ‘d end up buying more gloves. I thought what if there is a glove that has the features of a tool but is also designed for comfort and durability. I searched online ( in stores ) for a pair. When I couldn’t find anything, I decided to make my own.

I started with sketches, and prototypes. I tried metal tips, wood tips, different claw shapes, different depths, different combinations of fingers…, 18 months later, after incorporating the feedback we received from various trade shows, we came up with the optimum balance between Glove & Tool”.


“A Good design in this case was Finding the Ideal Balance of Glove and Tool”.

When I tried these gloves for the first time it took a bit of getting used to. But after only a few minutes, I could easily hold other tools as I would with other gloves, I felt protected against thorns or cuts, but more specifically I tried digging with them and I found them to be very easy and comfortable to use. I could dig like a tool with my hands. Its Patent Pending Leverage design makes a little effort seem like much more. An analogy I would use to describe it… It’s like jogging vs. Cycling. The same input generates more output. ~ Now that’s definitely the right tool for the job!

The Honey Badger Garden Glove

It’s The Gardening Tool That Fits Like A Glove! TM.-

Womens garden gloves have come a long way in the last few years. Find yours at HoneyBadgerGloves.com Or on Amazon.com
Happy Gardening ~

A “True Green” Approach to Designing Garden Gloves

Gardening Gloves that are built to last

In recent years there has been a global awareness of ‘True Green’ product development & design. I’m glad to see that it has been embraced by today’s youth and young adults who have inherited the increasingly toxic state of our mother earth.

Is it ‘Green’? – It’s ironic to see products that are deemed “Green” overstep the Eco- Friendly ideology in the design process. Yes the final product may be ‘Green’ but the manufacturing process is a different story. Products today claim to be designed for sustainability, however some of the key elements behind the development process are anything but.

Designing a True Eco Friendly product starts from the bottom up. The materials used, production methods and even logistics lay paramount in the considerations of the overall design of any product. Be it Homes, cars, clothing and any common item.

We’ve all heard of the electric car that produces ZERO emissions, but in the ads they never mention the enormous carbon footprint generated by the coal and fossil fuels used in the manufacturing process of the batteries. In the production of the batteries for an average electric car, the carbon footprint is equal to a 1955 Chevy Belair running for 40 years. Clearly this defeats the purpose.

To avoid this fatal flaw from the get go, we have to support true Eco-Friendly products with a bit of common sense & education.

Here is a simple example of a ‘True Green’ consumer product for the ‘lawn & garden’ sector that has impressed me. – ‘The Honey Badger Garden Glove’. A gardening glove with claws. A simple idea yes, but also an effective product that caters to the greenest community of all, and is made with recycled materials, low VOC adhesive, and the feature I like the most,- You can recycle or ‘upcycle’ your own worn out gloves by fitting them with the claws also sold separately. Furthermore they last several times longer than commonly used garden gloves since the fingertips are the first part to wear out.

This is just one example of what I hope will be a trend in consumer products to come. How refreshing to see product designers & engineers applying a well thought out design philosophy on a given product from beginning to end. But it doesn’t end there.

   


‘Honey Badger Garden Gloves’ is in talks with the Arthritis Foundation for “Ease of Use” certification. The simple but effective design of the claws incorporates Patent Pending Technology to Leverage hand strength, and reduces stress on the fingers and nails when used for digging. Best used for light gardening, its ergonomic & sleek design is not cumbersome as one would think from the initial prototype. You can easily hold & use other tools without the claws interfering with the grip & range of motion. Although I don’t think it will replace traditional gardening tools, it is a welcome addition to tool sheds around the world, particularly if it reduces waste in a consumer item that every gardener uses for safety. Arguably the best gardening gloves for women.

In the future, manufacturing technologies will be improved and influenced by Nano scale precision, application techniques, materials developed, and other mechanical components. This is meaningless without the spark of an innovative idea .

   


Historically conventional wisdom tells us that when producing a product we have to compromise quality for price, weight for rigidity and strength, speed for cost and other trade –offs. But conventional wisdom is changing, and if ‘True Green’ product development is recognized as the prevailing ideology, then consumption – based approaches like ‘designed obsolescence will be a thing of the past.

   

   

Women’s garden gloves have come a long way in the last few years. Find yours at HoneyBadgerGloves.com Or on Amazon.com

Happy Gardening ~
Aaron Ohan