Production Technology - 
Pécsi kesztyűgyártó tagjaink: Gant Pécsi Kesztyű Kft. Szomor-Hornicz Kesztyűgyártó és Kereskedelmi Kft.
Gant Szom-Hor kft.

Production Technology

1.Selection of Raw Materials

In order to make first-class products, it is essential to use high-quality raw materials. The members of the Pécs Glove Cluster purchase leather at the best sources of supply. E.g.:

Lambskin:

England: The characteristic of these leathers is that they are soft, thin and stretchy.

Italy: The specialty of the leathers dried in the salty sea air of Naples is that they are solid; however, they become very soft and stretchy during their process.

 

2.Tailoring:

This is the most difficult operation, since it gives the basis for the entire product. The cutters stretch the material in two directions, which ensures the glove’s extension (which is also the size) and set the length (does not allow any longitudinal stretching).

 

3.Numbering

Each factory prints a unique series of numbers in the glove, enabling one to trace back which worker made the gloves concerned. This sequence is the basis for quality work.

 

4.Pressing

By means of cutting calipers the shape of the fingers and the slit- hole for the thumb are pressed.

 

5.Clearing

Small parts (sickle, hemmers, lace-leather, etc.) are assorted according to colour, then specific cutting is carried out. One of the great challenges of coloured gloves is to prepare a nice shade of products while that more subtle colour variations within a single skin are taken into account.

 

6.Decoration

This work operation can be made both manually and mechanically. The motifs, decorative seams, leather lacings, and piercings invented by the designers are applied on the gloves.

 

7.Sewing.

Several methods can be applied for sewing the gloves

Stepp sewing: This is one of the most elegant stitching. The stitch pattern is chain stitch, which provides elasticity to the sewing.

Lasch sewing: It provides sporty look of the product. The stitch pattern is the same as that of the fabric sewing machine’s.

Left-stitched: The gloves are compiled on the back side, thus it is not seem from the outside.

Hand-sewn: This is the most special sewing, and is also the most valuable. In this case, the seamstresses sew together each portion of the glove by hand.

Linx stitched: Rare, but very impressive. Usually made by a contrasting colour thread.

 

8. Lining

The primary function of gloves is keeping the hands warm. This requires the use of liners. They can be made of silk, rayon, 100% wool, 50% cashmere, 100% cashmere, rabbit fur, sheep fur.

 

9.Hemming

After the lining being sewn into the gloves, the borders also need to be worked on.
Final sewing: manual work, with an invisible seam. The borders are sewn folded back, so that it is not visible on the outside of the glove. The stitches just enter the flesh of the leather, they do not pierce it. This would not be a major challenge if the leather would not be thinner than 0.8 mm.

F0: This is a machine made operation. A small strip of leather is sewn, colour to colour, then folded back and stapled again.

F1: The border is worked in by sewing a wider strap.

F3: The border is broadly folded back and stapled.

 

10.Finishing

Finishing: The gloves are put on metal moulds. The essence of this step is to make the product more attractive. Then it is pressed in order the fingers stand nicely straight.

Ironing: The remaining wrinkles are removed by a special hand iron to remove. This is the secret of the even brighter and softer gloves.

Pairing: Every pair is attached by a single stitch and is supplied with the necessary labels.

Polishing: A final shine is given to the product by this procedure.