Our History

Key Milestones 1956–2020


Gordini Gloves founded in Canada


Gordini introduces first down and leather ski mitts


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.


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.


Gordini introduces Gordini Goggles


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Gordini partners with Libre Designfor 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.