Worshipful Company of Glovers of London

Jack welcomed the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London and their exhibition on High Performance Handwear to Parliament this week to discuss how their trade has adapted over their nearly seven hundred year history and what opportunities they foresee for post Brexit trade.

The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London is one of the City’s ancient livery companies that dates back to 1349 when the company’s first formal ordinances were made. Today, the main role of the livery is with the education and training of young people, the sponsorship of an annual glove design competition for students of fashion and technical design colleges, and working with the trade to identify and lobby on major issues, such as procurement.

Discussions today touched on how the dead hand of regulation from the European Union has hurt companies manufacturing gloves in the United Kingdom and how developing a renewed collaboration with the Ministry of Defence could benefit our armed forces by ensuring our troops have the best equipment available for the best price for the taxpayer.