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Best Cotton Work Gloves

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Handling delicate items can be a nerve-wracking experience, as drops or scratches can often result in damage to expensive equipment. That's why it's important to wear the right hand protection – both to protect yourself and the materials you're handling. When it comes to a delicate touch, few materials are gentler than cotton, so cotton gloves are usually the best choice if you're looking to protect your materials and bottom line.

Cotton work gloves for delicate handling tasks
Cotton gloves are ideal for delicate handling tasks

Not all cotton gloves are suitable for all handling tasks though, so it's important that you make the right selection to get the best gear for the job. At WorkGloves.co.uk, we stock a variety of cotton gloves, each with different strengths and weaknesses, and each suited to certain applications more than others. Our glove experts have put together a list of our top 5 cotton gloves – providing you with the light touch, dexterity and grip you need to keep your peace of mind when handling delicate items.


Supertouch Fourchette Cotton Gloves 2550 

Supertouch Fourchette Cotton Gloves 2550We start our list with a basic cotton glove that is ideal for delicate handling tasks: the Supertouch Fourchette Cotton Gloves 2550. These gloves feature a close-knit design and fourchette fingers, providing excellent tactile sensitivity to ensure every object can be handled with delicate precision. Comfortable, lightweight and cost-effective, these gloves are ideal for light handling tasks like art handling or inspection.

Key features: Close-knit cotton gloves; fourchette fingers for tactile sensitivity; cost-effective for fine handling tasks.


Ejendals Tegera 2170 Cotton Light Handling Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 901 Fingerless Precision Work GlovesSome delicate handling gloves will require a small amount of protection for the wearer – often in situations where heavier objects are involved, such as art handling. The Ejendals Tegera 2170 Cotton Light Handling Gloves provide a soft surface to protect any delicate items, while also providing protection for the wearer from hazards light blisters or contact with dirt. With an elasticated cuff and excellent dexterity, these are an excellent solution for most light handling tasks

Key features: Comfortable and lightweight; 360° elasticated cuff; excellent dexterity and comfort; protection from blisters and dirt contact.


Shield GI/NCWO White Cotton Gloves

Shield GI/NCWO White Cotton GlovesEspecially delicate tasks will require protection from smearing or smudging the items you're handling – as is the case when handling film reels or artwork. The Shield GI/NCWO White Cotton Gloves will ensure fingerprints aren't left on the objects you're holding, and keep hands warm for use in temperature-controlled environments. Also suitable for use as a glove liners, these gloves are perfect for situations where cold is the only hazard and a gentle touch is key.

Key features: Designed to prevent smudges or fingerprints on handled items; provide warmth for temperature-controlled environments; suitable for use as glove liners.


Ejendals Tegera 4630 PVC Dot Grip Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 4630 PVC Dot Grip Gloves

Cotton gloves are excellent for delicate tasks, and when combined with great grip, they can be extremely versatile as well. The Ejendals Tegera 4630 PVC Dot Grip Gloves provide a gentle touch combined with strong grip to make them ideal for all sorts of light handling tasks. The palm dot pattern ensures a sturdy grip on all objects, while the soft cotton materials and breathable design make them extremely comfortable and delicate when handling fragile or sensitive items.

Key features: Soft cotton material with dot pattern for improved grip; breathable and comfortable; protect against blisters and dirt contact.


Supertouch 12oz Cotton Drill Polka Dot Gloves

Supertouch 12oz Cotton Drill Polka Dot GlovesJust because a glove is made of cotton doesn't mean it can't be durable, a point that these next gloves were designed to prove. The Supertouch 12oz Cotton Drill Polka Dot Gloves are made with a seamless design, offering a durable and comfortable fit for general purpose handling. The polka dot grip pattern extends across the majority of the glove surface, providing excellent grip for handling all sorts of items. With a soft knitwritst cuff for improved comfort, these cotton gloves are the toughest and most versatile on our list.

Key Features: Mixed fibre light handling gloves; seamless design for flexibility; knitwrist cuff for comfort; highly durable and flexible.


While these are some of our favourite cotton work gloves, that isn't to say that they're all we have to offer. We stock a wide variety of cotton gloves, suitable for all sorts of applications. To view our entire range of cotton gloves for whatever purpose you have in mind, take a look at our Cotton Work Gloves category.