Thomasine Gloves Logo

Value Chain Accessories

Circularity Index 3 out of 4

Circularity

4 out of 4 Circularity Rating

Community

4 out of 4 Circularity Rating

Brand Details

BRAND NAME

CATEGORY 

COUNTRY, ORIGIN

YEAR FOUNDED

FOUNDED BY

TEAM SIZE

WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM

THOMASINE GLOVES

ACCESSORIES

FRANCE

2008

THOMASINE BARNEKOW

INDEPENDENT

WWW.THOMASINEGLOVES.COM

WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/THOMASINEGLOVES

Sustainability Development Goals (SDG)

Product Circularity

The independent brand creates a niche product that is considered a timepiece. Often made from durable leather and suede, gloves are traditionally a generational accessory.

While animal product is used, it is colored in tanneries in compliance with the highest EU standards; tanned leather takes between 75 and 100 years to fully biodegrade.

Supply (Value) Chain

The brand employs small workshops who are experienced working with global luxury brands. The majority of their suppliers are based between  

France and Italy and are family-run workshops with generations of experience within the luxury goods segment.

Sustainability in Operations

Their workshop and showroom are comprised in the same building, offering an all-in-one experience. As there is no need to travel between workshop and showroom, there are 

significantly fewer emissions. 
Wholesale is the majority sales funnel, while online captures few sales (gloves must really be fitted in-person), however both ensure that production is limited on an order-only basis.

Community Engagement

We would like to see the brand engage in community or student support activities and realize that as a one-woman-show there is already so much to manage in running a brand. We look forward to engaging Thomasine Gloves in our educational program from 2022. 

Transparency

This brand is noticeably artisanal from its couture applications and due to the limited demand (traditional) for evening gloves. We would like to see more about the making of the product through its supply chain to personify the people behind it, its quality materials, treatment processes and quantity of offcuts. 

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