Small companies like ours depend on getting the word out. We've been very fortunate to be featured by numerous top notch consumer gardening and trade magazines. If you have a story to tell, or a sentiment you'd like to share, please be in touch with us! We'd love to hear from you!
"In the News"
The Huffington Post,
See photos "here".
Millburn Shorthills Patch,
Read "Gardening: Gift Giving Options".
San Diego Living,
Watch the video.
Christian Science Monitor - www.csmonitor.com,
"Warm waterproof garden gloves - really"
Read diggin' it.
"Gloves at the Ready: They - and a tote big enough to hold seedlings and sapplings - are vital."
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Better Homes and Gardens - www.bhg.com,
Read "Gardening Gloves".
Green Scene, October 2009 – Joel M. Lerner
Read "Green Scene".
March/April 2009 – Candace Walsh
"Strokes of Genius"
Towne & Country
June 2007 - Andrew Sessa
"Sharing the Glove" Good Causes, Great Donors
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles
San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2007 - Laura Thomas
"One Challenge That's Been Met"
Better Homes and Gardens
March 2007 - Sandra Gerdes
December 2006 - Ruth J. Katz
"50 Great Gifts Under $50"
November/December 2006 - Rachael Liska
"Gifts for Gardeners Your Holiday Wish List"
November 2006 - Suzanne Thompson
"Holiday Ideas for Your Favorite Green Thumb"
Detroit Free Press
Food and Wine
Brian Bistrong's "Favorite Gardening Gear"
"Go for the Green. West County Rose gloves."
The Bellingham Herald
The Star Ledger
Gardening Life Magazine
Hudson Home + Garden
"Great Garden Tools"
January 2006 - Julie Chai
Northwest Home + Garden (Seattle)
Green Profit Magazine
"Hardgoods To Come Buy" by New Products Editor
"Lawn & Garden Grows at NHS" by Brae Canlen
April 2005 - "Getting a Grip" by Tovah Martin
"Tipless gloves?keep hands warm and protected while allowing the fingertips to perform precision work."
Orange County HOME
"News and Notes: Serious garden gloves"
Gardening & Deck Design
"Garden Gloves: Protect your hands with the right styles for any job"
February 2005 - "Product Reviews"
"Not your average pair of gardening gloves?West County Gardener has created a comfortable, long-lasting, durable product."
December 2004-January 2005
"Dressing Up: Garden apparel comes into bloom"
San Jose Mercury News
"My favorite gloves just got better. Now Beverly Schor's company has added two new styles. The Waterproof Glove, made of a neoprene material that keeps water out but lets perspiration escape, and the Landscape Glove which has a heavier-weight palm than the original work glove and the added bonus of padded palm and pressed neoprene knuckle protector."
"West County Gloves cost a bit more than some others on the market . . . but they wear like iron. I've been giving my pair a pretty heft workout for nearly three years and there still in great shape."
The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 28, 2004 - Catalog Critic "Soggy Soil, Dry Hands" by June Fletcher
The Wall Street Journal chose West County Waterproof Gloves Best Overall
People Places Plants Gardening Magazine
Early Spring 2004 - "Gloves Show Touch for Tough Tasks" by R. C. C.
"For the 'Get your hands dirty' type, gardening gloves might not be a concern. For those who wear gloves, many disappointing introductions have entered the market. Many of us have experience a glove that self-destructed after a month or two of use...In wet weather and while handling wet logs, the (West County Gardener Waterproof) gloves never soaked up water or leaked. It appears that they are strong enough to last."
The Olympian, Olympia Washington
"Protect Your Hands During Winder Gardening"
"Lightweight summer gardening gloves aren't what you want protecting you mitts when doing winter yard work. West County Gardener gloves are new heavy-duty, 'high-tech' gloves that will hold up well under winter weather conditions...The gloves fit like a heavy batting glove and are definitely warm and durable."
"This Eclectic Collection of New-And Noteworthy-Garden Wares Could Make Your Great Outdoors Even Grander" by Amy Chozick "Tired of her flimsy gardening gloves, Beverly Schor, an avid cyclist and gardener, decided to create a pair of durable gloves out of the four-way stretch nylon that cyclist use. The result: colorful, snag-resistant gloves with padded palms, reinforced fingertips and a terry-cloth brow wipe. And they're machine washable too."
Chicago Tribune / Home & Garden
Sunday August 24, 2003
"Gardening Gloves Borrow Design From Their Cycling Cousins" by Anglica Pence "Beverly Schor ... borrowed the look, feel and technology of high-performance sports gear when she created her new 3/4 finger gloves. Originally designed by Schor's company for professional gardeners who work in nurseries and floral shops, the 3/4 Finger gloves keep hands warm and protected while leaving the tips of fingers exposed to perform delicate tasks such as planting seedlings, tending bonsai, and taking photos."
The Boston Globe
July 17, 2003 - "Good Pair of Gloves Makes The Job Easier" by Wendy Fox
"...West County Gardener, a small San Francisco company founded by Beverly Schor and David Powers, makes a soft, well padded work glove that could handle a carpentry job as well as a trowel. With an adjustable cuff, padded palm, reinforced fingertips, and a terry cloth band for wiping sweat from the brow, these gloves are extremely comfortable. They also go right into the washing machine and dryer."
Northwest Home & Garden
"For gardeners, tools come in many shapes and sizes. My new favorite tool is a glove. Most gloves make me crazy, ending up lost or strayed (usually just one). This winter I discovered West County Gardener gloves, and I actually enjoy wearing them...The best part is the excellent fit and the combination of warmth and support."
November 2002 - "High Tech For Hands" by Julie Chai
"Wintertime gardening can be tough on hands, especially in wet weather. Two new gloves, by West County Gardener, can stand up to the most demanding of chores, such as pruning or digging up well-rooted perennials, yet fit perfectly, the way gloves should. If you're not a gardener yourself, they make great gifts for friends."
The Sacramento Bee
"A good garden glove is armor for the hands. Great gloves we recently tested and found worthy for preventing dirty hands, chipped nails and scuffed knuckles are West County Gardener work gloves."
San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday April 24, 2002 - "Beyond Bicycling-New Gloves, Sturdy, Breathable" by Laura Thomas
"Like many inventors, San Franciscan Beverly Schor designed a newer, better garden glove out of necessity. A sportswear designer and avid bicyclist, she also loved to garden. 'I would look at my cycling gloves that I wash every day and they are still perfect and look at my gardening gloves that, after two weeks, the fingers are all blown out and I said, 'I can fix this.'"