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Fingerless Glove FAQ

Fingerless Glove Sizing

It’s very important to follow the size chart below. Fingerless gloves have a very straightforward measuring guide, as they do not need to account for finger length. Please make sure to measure for your size properly. If you don't own a measuring tape, you can use a piece of non stretch ribbon or rope and a ruler. Please be sure not to stretch your measuring tape, ribbon, or rope tight before marking the measurement. These gloves are made with 100% cotton outer layers. You should expect slight shrinking after the first wash  

The Slouch Mini glove design has a little wiggle room in the fit. If you prefer a more snug glove fit, and fall within 1/4 of an inch of a size, you should be able to size down. The Original Slouch glove design has even more room in the fit, and can be sized down within 1/4 and up to 1/2 an inch of a size.  If you are unsure of your preferences, or if it is your first time ordering, it is suggested to stick to the size chart. 

 

Why silk lining?

Back in 2020, when the pandemic began, I was making face masks. I kept up with all the studies and news around what materials work best and found that silk, layered with cotton, was as effective as the masks I was making originally, but without the bulk or stuffy feeling. The silk held up amazingly, proved to be incredibly durable, and regulated temperature. I decided to try out lining gloves with the same silk, and found them to be superior in every way to the gloves I had made in the past. Silk is naturally temperature regulating, and is often used to protect dry skin, when healing from eczema and psoriasis.

 

Why fingerless gloves, though?

Aside from the fact that fingerless gloves are an amazing fashion accessory, I first started wearing them when I was 13 years old to combat dysautonomia symptoms. As an adult I developed Raynaud’s disease, and found fingerless gloves extremely helpful in preventing my palms from making contact with potentially triggering cold surfaces. I don’t like the feel of full fingered gloves, as I find them restricting, and limiting to my dexterity. In the winter, I combine fingerless gloves with full fingered gloves to make them more effective at protecting my hands, and trapping in the heat. One of my children deals with the same symptoms as I do, and when I saw that the gloves were also helping them, I decided to make them available to others. My child also suffers eczema, and uses her gloves to help seal in moisture, while protecting the cracks of her palms as the heal from flare ups.

 

Is the silk durable?

Yes! I originally used this silk in face masks in 2020, and today in 2024 these masks are still working for me. Silk was traditionally used in parachutes. Quality silk is extremely durable!


What types of silk is used?

I use four types of silk, and each silk has an ideal use. All of the silks will be luxurious, and comfortable, but I do have suggestions as to which type of silk might suit you best. 

Dupioni Silk: this lining is a thin textured silk lining (slubby). It is not as thin as satin, and is a plain weave. Dupioni is best for indoor temperatures. It is extremely breathable, so it is suitable for outdoor use as well, but may not be as cooling as mulberry satin. Dupioni may not be great for those that don't like textured fabrics, but is luxurious and soft.

Mulberry Satin Silk: this lining is best for indoor/outdoor use in warmer temperatures. Also ideal if the wearer tends to run hot, as it has great cooling properties. This is the thinnest of the silk linings.

Taffeta Silk: this lining is best for indoor temperatures, but will be suitable for outdoor use without getting extremely warm. This fabric is great for people that run slightly cold, or are sensitive to cold temperatures. This is a medium weight silk.

Silk Noil: this lining is meant for warmth. The thickest and heaviest of silk options, this fabric is ideal for those that run very cold, or want something to boost their hand warmth in general, yet will regulate their hands from getting too warm.

 


What is the outer layer fabric made of?

The outer layer of the gloves are 100% cotton.

 

Can I wash them?

Absolutely! Just be sure to hand wash them, in cold water, as washing machines can be unpredictable. Never use warm, or hot water! Use your usual laundry detergent, or shampoo. Lay your gloves flat to air dry.