Gordini

Our History

Our History

Key Milestones 1956–2020

1956

Gordini Gloves founded in Canada

1970

Gordini introduces first down and leather ski mitts

1980

Gordini becomes one of the first brands to launch Gore-Tex® gloves. Gore-Tex®'s technology for waterproof, windproof, breathable inserts help us build even warmer gloves. We’re proud to be in partnership with Gore for over forty years.

1982

Gordini opens its USA headquarters in Vermont Our headquarters in Essex Junction, VT are just miles from some of the Northeast’s best slopes and backcountry zones.

1988

Gordini introduces Gordini Goggles

1990

Gordini becomes one of the first brands to launch a down glove collection Packing maximum warmth in without losing dexterity is no small feat. We’ve been doing it for thirty years

1995

Gordini launches its snowboarding glove collection under label Drop Mfg Dreamt up the most avid riders on Gordini’s staff, these are premium gloves and goggles without the premium price. Drop MTB launched in 2019 with a complete line for mountain bikers.

2000

Gordini opens its Asia-Pacific offices and sourcing hub Our office in Shanghai serves as a critical link in our product development and production processes, allowing us to work directly with our supply chain partners on innovations.

2010

Gordini invents injection-molded gloves and launches MadGrip brand Built to offer ultimate impact-protection, grip, and dexterity, this patented technology quickly becomes a staple for mechanics, construction workers, and tradespeople everywhere.

2015

Gordini launches 3-D-Knit gloves with patented ErgoKnit technology Our proprietary 3-D knitting technique reduces seams in high-impact areas, for gloves that provide more warmth and durability with less bulk. Engineered flex points increase dexterity and range of motion. We’ve applied this same technology in our neckwarmers, designed to be stretchy, quick-drying, and breathable.

2018

Gordini develops CLUTCH™ synthetic leather, a responsible alternative to animal leather Inspired by the success we had with this material in our work gloves, we adapted this polyurethane-based technology for our most rugged gloves and mitts yet. In addition to being more durable and breathable than traditional animal leathers, the manufacturing process for Clutch is more resource-efficient, using just 4 chemicals (as opposed to the 48 used in leather tanning) and consuming just 40% of the water. The end result: more consistent quality, coloration, and thickness for longer-lasting gloves.

2019

Gordini partners with Libre Design for brand refresh and launches an updated Gordini.com The California-based firm was tapped to infuse our heritage brand with a new look and feel. Project scope included new logo, catalog, and website.

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