Gloves Supply Shortages – Alternatives to Single Use Gloves

Date: 03.08.2021 | Nastah- The Hand Protector

Over the past 18 months, gloves have transcended their status as mere commodities and have become absolutely essential across a wide range of different industries.

The demand for disposable, single-use gloves has skyrocketed and most suppliers simply can’t keep up with all this new interest.

As a result, we’ve seen a significant shortage that has caused some commotion within the industry as a whole.

The surprising thing that we haven’t seen much discussion about is how there are alternatives that offer more value and have a much lower impact on the environment.

We’re talking, of course, about reusable gloves.

Here at Nastah, we stock a number of different types of reusable gloves and we see them as viable alternatives for their single-use counterparts for the following reasons:

  • Cost-Effective.

    When you do the math on what you’re spending buying single-use gloves versus using reusable ones, the reusable gloves come out way ahead.

    It might not seem like that at first, because the per-unit costs are so different – but over time you’re saving a lot of money compared to buying tons and tons of single-use gloves.

    This is especially true if you’re buying high-quality reusable products that are going to last a good length of time and give you lots of usages.

  • Environmental Impact.

    It’s no secret that single-use consumables are a big part of the problem when it comes to pollution, waste disposal, and a range of other environmental considerations.

    So, when you’re using disposable gloves, you have to accept that you are contributing to those problems in a serious way.

    Reusable gloves, on the other hand, are obviously less disposable and so your environmental impact is minimized.

  • Established Supply Chains.

    As disposable gloves have become so popular, we’ve seen lots of new manufacturers jump in to try and get a piece of the pie.

    These fly-by-night operations are not robust and reliable suppliers and that could get you into trouble as a retailer or a distributor.

    The reusable market is much more established and the suppliers in that space tend to be more knowledgeable, more sustainable, and more reliable – as they seek to serve serious buyers on a long-term basis.

  • Focused on Robustness.

    Typically you’ll find that disposable gloves optimize for convenience and low price – because that’s what makes it so accessible.

    On the other hand, reusable gloves are solely focused on using the best possible material and remaining steadfast in the face of any tasks that may be required.

    They tend to be more robust over time which makes them a better long-term option if gloves are a key part of your operations.

Those are just a few of the reasons why reusable gloves are such a great alternative to consider instead of going with single-use gloves.

They provide better value for money, enhanced quality, and are going to be more reliable over the long term. If this is something you want to look into, be sure to get in touch with us and we can see how we can help you!