SHOWA gloves were handed round at the Garden club. Immediately the female members snapped up every pair. No more hiding nicked and scratched hands under the table. SHOWA uses a unique patented process moulding the textured latex palm onto an elasticated polycotton glove. The waterproof palm stretches over the fingers and they have a breathable back eliminating sweaty palms. They are very hardwearing - machine washable at 40° c. We found the Thermo-Grip gloves make a real difference when working in cold wet weather.