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.
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 24 carat gold and hand embroidered little stars onto the thumbs and forefingers of our touch screen friendly winter gloves.
Why 24 carat gold? Decadence? No. Gold is an excellent conductor and pure gold is inert so won't oxidise over time. Why hand embroidered? Because only hand embroidery will position the little stars with sufficient accuracy.
Over the top? We don't think so.
SIZING YOUR GLOVES
Our short gloves are sold in sizes 6½, 7, 7½ and 8. 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.
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. Of course, if your glove doesn't fit perfectly, we are more than happy to exchange it - just contact us, and we will do our best to help. Special size requirements are always available on request.