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They are indeed Foxgloves. I had an awakening and remembered I had had an email exchange with them. A search of my email files for "gloves" brought it up.
For Canadians, I also found that Veseys carries one style in two colours only. Otherwise, I would have to mail order them as the retailers for Ottawa listed on the web site are not accurate. Perhaps the American arm of Veseys also has them in the US. Price that I found on the link above - somewhere under ordering was $25 plus shipping.
My sister discovered Foxgloves a few years ago, and bought us all a pair. It is nice to be able to feel what you're doing and keep your hands/fingernails clean. I always seem to be getting wet, so I wish that they had a water-proof style. I often wear Foxgloves inside of a water-proof pair of gardening gloves.
I got these as a gift and have been LOVING them this year. They are so light but keep everything from seeping through and you feel like you are using bare hands! They are cheap, too (even look like you could order a case and split them for less than $3 a pair!) LOL - just saa that would be for 144 pairs! Have to be a co-op - not just sharing :)
Molly, they are not meant for thorny things. For that you need leather or something similar. I've got a ton of other types of gloves, but I keep coming back to my Foxgloves time after time. They are wonderful gloves..
pegz those are what I use too! I love them! I am really hard on gardening gloves and go through several pair in a season. I can't afford the cost of foxgloves that often ;)
In the early spring I use Mud Gloves for all the heavy clean up work, then when it starts to get warmer and I've got greenhouse work to do I switch to the Atlas. The are very form fitting for detail like transplanting seedlings, the front are waterproof and the let your hands breath in the heat, unlike my mud gloves. And of course the price is right :)
I love the nitryl (sp?) style gloves. I can feel what is going on, but they are relatively clean on the inside and if you try, you can keep them dry. I have several pairs and rotate them as I get them wet or really dirty.
Just came across this thread. Have to say that the Foxgloves are a very elegant gardening glove. I'm not the elegant type. I can get 3-4 pairs of gardening gloves totally muddy in one gardening session. My Foxgloves sit waiting for the elegant occasions while my $ store gloves are my workhorses and when they get stained, than can be tossed.