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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

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

Kitchen Gardening

Guide to Backyard Kitchen Gardening

Working in a backyard Kitchen Garden is a fun activity for the family and a great learning experience for the children. Whether you aim to gain some sun and exercise or enjoy fresh and healthy produce, here is the five step guide that will start you off with your very own Kitchen Garden.

Step 1 – Gear Up
Just like stepping into any new venture it is advised to gear up. Likewise, the requirement for kitchen gardening is to equip yourself with some good quality gardening tools. Buy high-quality tools and consider it an investment rather than going for the cutting cost scheme.

A few items to start with:
1. Round head shovel – for digging bigger holes.
2. Rake – for gathering and transporting debris around the garden or to the plants.
3. Gardening Gloves – fetch for badger clawed gloves which will help you in not only protecting your fingers but also assist in digging small holes, and weeding.
4. Shears – to prune brown leaves or snipping herbs
5. Watering can/ hose/ dripping solution – either one of these or it may vary from your gardening needs and the water source.

Step 2 – Garden Layout and Location
One of the essentials of Kitchen Gardening is to choose an area which gets enough sunlight. The plants having access to water and drainage plays a vital part in the well-being of your Kitchen Gardening. The size of the Garden and layout that you choose varies on the available space and the time you wish to invest in the Garden. However, the ideal size for a backyard garden is 500 sq. ft. You might also want to consider any future plantation plan to ensure flatbeds, to avoid any uneven water distribution and erosion.

Step 3 – Garden Bed & Soil Prep
Garden success stories depend on the quality of the soil. The bulk of your work depends on choosing between the garden beds i) traditional (in-ground); ii) container based, or iii) raised beds. Raised beds function better under colder climates, as the soil is quicker under the spring sun, allowing you to plant much sooner.

Preparing the soil is crucial, and in case the soil of your backyard has never been gardened, then your vegetables will flourish in the first year. The soil will be added with its subsequent nutrients for the future.

Step 4 – Choosing the right Vegetables to grow
The vegetables you decide to grow depend on your personal choice, but it would also be wise to consider your weather condition, the time of year and the type of soil. Always start small and begin with vegetables that require less commitment and are easy to grow.

Step 5 – Ready to Grow
Once your seedlings are in the ground, it’s all about keeping a watchful eye. Use additional compost for water retention, look out for weeds, and keep seedlings protected from intense sunlight or animals.
A well laid out garden provides years of rich fruits with minimal routine maintenance.

Garden without getting Gardener’s hands

Most nature lovers would not think twice before getting their hands dirty in the garden. Like all things around us, there are pros and cons while enjoying gardening – “You Are Bound to get Gardener’s Hands”.

As a gardener, I love Mother Nature and everything about the outdoors. It gives me a breather to step away from technology and feel life with my own hands. However, I am aware of the flipside; that gardening always seems to spoil my hands, so much so that I spend more time on aftercare of my hands than in actual gardening. After long hours of gardening, one’s hands are bound to get cracks on them, with dirt embedded in between the fingernails, and the skin feels stretched and dry. It is an uncomfortable feeling, especially on a weekend when family and friends are visiting.

All this can be avoided if one gets into the habit of wearing gloves when entering the garden. Wait a minute! Unfortunately, there is one slight problem. The gloves available in the market are usually made out of fabric, that gets dirty very quickly, and are simply very clumsy when it comes to work. So either one keeps multiple pairs or uses gloves to get their work done. Although, they may be expensive for everyday use and also a problem when using garden tools for basic seeding purposes.

Nonetheless, there is an answer to this most common complaint from gardeners. A pair of gloves that are designed keeping in mind durability and comfort of the gardener. The gloves by ‘Honey Badger’ are designed for the toughest of challenges in the most demanding settings. The claws are essentially the best find that is used for digging. These are in actuality like a gardening tool that fits in comfortably like a glove. The claws are made of long-lasting plastic, that keeps fingers safe from getting sore, as it has a little gap called the ‘Isolation pocket’ that allows the claw to bend away keeping the fingertips safe. The gloves are made out of eco-friendly materials, and latex. Most of all these gloves are washable coming in bright colors that are easily visible from afar in case they are left behind in the backyard.

The gloves are tested for extensive digging in the garden and lasts approximately for 200 hours. So in short, the gardening tool in hand is in the shape of a glove that grips in well around the wrist managing to keep dirt and grime out of the gloves especially while pulling up plants or weeding. Moreover, the elasticized cloth keeps dirt completely out of the gloves itself. These gloves with its claws provide the biggest advantage for digging as deep into the dry or wet soil with less pressure on the fingers. Plus, it keeps the hands safe from getting cut or spruced while using other gardening tools like a digger or pruning knife. The product is a must buy for all those who like to delicately work on their gardens.

Happy Gardening!