For 100 years, Vermont Glove has protected workers’ hands, no matter the season or task. Originally designed for linemen working to electrify rural America in the 1920s, Vermont Glove in recent years was fighting to stay in business. Vermonter Sam Hooper used the gloves growing up on the family farm. After a long day of manual labor, he felt the difference between a cheap hardware store pair and Vermont Gloves. Determined to keep the company alive, Hooper became an apprentice and then bought the company in 2018. He remains dedicated to maintaining the longtime brand’s quality and community values, placing purpose and planet before profit. Vermont Glove’s time-tested products are made from natural materials—and the factory runs on 100 percent renewable energy, too.