Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?

At Rostaing, we manufacture quality gloves that are durable and adapted to each person’s activities and work. We guarantee their longevity by meeting very specific technical requirements in the design of our PPE.

This is why we encourage our customers to choose a pair adapted to the use they will make of it by referring to the EN388 standards but also to the frequency of use.

Both combinations make it possible to offer a glove whose longevity, and therefore protection for the user, is guaranteed. Nevertheless, the user must also adopt certain gestures in order to keep them in good condition.

What are the recommendations to limit glove wear? 

For all leather and fabric gloves, it is advisable to respect a small ritual after use:

  1. Rub to get rid of the dirt (especially for leather gloves)
  2. Scrub with moisturizing cream or shoe polish (leather)
  3. Wipe with a damp cloth (leather) or clean with soap and water (fabrics and coatings)
  4. Grease if necessary (leather)
  5. Air-dry in the open air
  6. Store in a dry place away from humidity, strong heat and light, etc., so that they keep all their qualities.

We place special emphasis on hydrating and greasing the leather to keep its shape and strength:

Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?

Our Frenchie glove happy to see itself well looked after.

As for fabric gloves, it is advisable to insist on washing them with warm water.

For gardening, ROSTAING has decided to emphasize the FLOWER model… an all white glove! If this choice may at first frighten customers – an immaculate glove for gardening work, it was to dare – it is above all motivated by the desire to limit the ecological impact of our production by leaving the latex in its natural color.

As a retailer, it is your responsibility to reassure the customer by giving him the best cleaning advice.

When to change a pair of gloves?  

And most importantly, how Rostaing makes them last longer.

When the EN388 protection is no longer assured because of wear and tear on the leather or the coating, Rostaing recommends certain tips depending on the model:

Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?

ONE4ALL model

The ONE4ALL glove has a wear indicator in the form of a honeycomb on a coating in order to check its state of use. When the glove no longer provides protection, the blister is no longer visible.

Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?


The MAXGRIP glove has picots on the palm and back. As the glove is ambidextrous, it is easy to turn the glove over when the picots are worn on one side and to put it on the other side to regain all its qualities.

Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?


At Rostaing, we also know that the first area of wear of a glove is at the junction between the thumb and index finger. Gloves such as DURA1PRO and SOULDIER offer specific reinforcement in this area.

Guide: How to take care of your gloves and when to change them?

FOREST model

The same applies to the handling of tools. It is known that a glove can be strained for a long time on certain parts of the palm and will wear out more quickly specifically on these parts.

The FOREST glove, for example, is reinforced with velvet leather on the most strained parts and lasts longer.

Finally, the materials used to manufacture our gloves are all selected for their durability. ROSTAING leather gloves benefit from a 6 months warranty. If your customer finds a defect, he can contact our after-sales service to ask for more information.

What are the standards for ultra-resistant gloves? 

There is a range of standards in addition to EN 388, applicable depending on the nature of the protective glove.

  • The EN 407 standard: against thermal risks related to fire and flames.
  • The EN 420 standard: glove design standard.
  • The EN 511 standard: against thermal risks related to cold.
  • The EN 381-7 standard: against chainsaw cuts.
  • The EN 374 standard: against chemical and industrial risks.

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