Watson Gloves

Watson Gloves opened in 1918

Watson Gloves opened in 1918.
Photo – Courtesy of Watson Gloves

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Do you like to garden?
Do you wear gloves
when you garden?
They are probably made
by a company called Watson Gloves.

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A pair of Watson Gloves

Each year, about 500,000 garden gloves
are sold by the Burnaby, B.C., business.
The gloves protect hands
from soil, insect bites and cuts.
The garden gloves cost
from $6.99 to $19.99.

400 different styles
Watson gloves are made
for home, work or play.
The police wear them.
Workers wear them, too.

History
In 1918, John Watson and Wayne Stanley
started the business.
They made gloves
for Vancouver’s dock workers.

About 100 years later,
Watson Gloves has grown
across Canada, the U.S., Japan and Europe.

Vocabulary:

dock workers:  people who work at a port. They load and unload ships; longshoremen

A painting of dock workers Photo by Niels Mickers/CC, Flickr

A painting of dock workers
Photo by Niels Mickers/CC, Flickr

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