We created Garden like a Girl at the end of 2018 with the goal to design women’s gardening gloves that FIT perfectly and were made from eco-friendly natural and recycled materials. Based on personal experience, and feedback from hundreds of ‘Ruggedly Feminine’ gardeners, we discovered that the gloves in the market fit poorly, quickly developed holes in the fingertips, allowed dirt in, did not protect fingernails, and many women needed wrist support. Our market research also showed that women with longer ‘piano fingers’ had no option for gloves at all. With these specific needs in mind, we set out & created WEEDIES gardening gloves that are designed to FIT, PROTECT, and built to LAST.
We also wanted to create a company that was focused on giving back. As cancer survivors this was critically important to us, so we donate 10% of net profits to cancer research and give back to Our Planet by using only sustainable materials and manufacturing partners.
As eco-friendly gardeners we felt it was important to use materials made from natural, organic, and recycled plastic fibers. We also chose fabric and manufacturing partners who were practicing sustainability, providing their employees with a living wage, were focused on leaving the smallest footprint, and giving back to our Planet. Of course the quality of materials was paramount and luckily there were enough options to ensure we could create, produce, and sell, premium gloves and apparel.