Swedish glove company Hestra donated 38,000 pairs of gloves to Colorado first responders yesterday. The company, who recently relocated its US headquarters to Arvada, CO, donated from the nitrile gloves to be used by the City of Arvada’s first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are so thankful to be able to support our local first responders in this small way during the COVID-19 pandemic” says Dino Dardano, president of Hestra USA. “These individuals are doing selfless work on the front lines and we wanted to support them in a meaningful way. Many of our staff live in this community and value the opportunity to give back to those who are helping us through this tough time.”
Hestra remains a family-owned company that designs and manufactures gloves. Founded by Martin Magnusson in 1936 in the town of Hestra, Småland the first gloves were work gloves for lumberjacks and were made from strong leather and reinforced with rivets to withstand the hard work in the forest. The company’s main focus now is gloves for Alpine and Freeskiing.