Merino wool is absolutely everything that you would want wool to be except 'wooly' and that means that we can make really fine, really soft and really warm gloves in a 'couture' type of fabric. Warm hands have never been so stylish. The wool of the Merino sheep is very fine, so that the yarn spun from it is soft, and it is a 'long fibre' wool, which makes it exceptionally durable.
There is no better fabric for gloves. It even has a natural give and take, like leather, which makes for beautifully fitting gloves.
These are the 'do anything, go anywhere' gloves. If you're thinking of investing in your first pair of 'proper' gloves, you couldn't pick a better pair and if you already have a drawerful of gloves, you'll wonder how you managed without these.
We've introduced two innovations as a nod to 2020. First, our Merino wool has now been enhanced with an anti microbial technology (Heiq Viroblock) which breaks down microbes and viruses on contact. Second, we now make them with a touchscreen friendly option. Scroll down for more information.
Our Merino wool gloves are the classiest wool gloves around. Cornelia herself introduced this fabric back in the 70s and it's just as relevant now as it was then. That's the mark of a true classic.
To ascertain your glove size, pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand - usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size - e.g. if circumference measures 7 inches, you are a glove size 7. If you are between two sizes, round down to the lower of the two.
Of course, there are times when you might not know the glove size, perhaps if you are buying our gloves as a gift. In that case, we would recommend a size 7, because this is the average size, and is likely to fit most people. If your glove doesn't fit perfectly, we are more than happy to exchange it - just contact us. Special size requirements are always available on request.
With touchscreen friendly winter gloves, the key requirement is for conductivity that will allow the naturally occurring electric charge in your finger to pass through the glove to the screen.
Some have achieved this by immersing a glove in a conductive solution or simply by implanting a blob of metal.
Neither of these methods seemed to line up with our way of doing of things so we went out and found thread woven in pure silver and hand embroidered little stars onto the thumbs and forefingers of our touch screen friendly winter gloves.
Why silver? Decadence? No. Silver is an excellent conductor - the best in existence. Why hand embroidered? Because only hand embroidery will position the little stars with sufficient accuracy.