Also in 1992, we signed a licensing deal to use the Flexor name and construction for sport gloves. Flexor was developed for the space program with finger mobility joints for better dexterity.
We made leather Flexor gloves that retailed for a whopping price of $90 a pair. This glove became one of the most popular gloves in the country for its warmth and finger dexterity. Now we were on our way.
We followed the Flexor with the Toaster Mitt. Wow! Toasters are still one of the most popular mitts in the ski industry. Toasters – warmth of a mitt with the dexterity of a glove.
Toasters have finger free access for the inner glove that allows you to use your phone without exposing your fingers to the cold.
What a concept to be able to make a phone call in the cold while keeping your hands warm. Most snow sports enthusiast know who Swany is now. We have been making great quality, warm gloves for years now. We will continue to use the best materials and technologies in our gloves.
Swany’s growth has been driven by innovation and the desire to make the best ski gloves. The introduction of glove categories that did not exist before (Flexor, Toaster Mitts) gave the retailers a reason to carry the more expensive Swany gloves. With the start of the new millennium, Swany introduced a glove category that rocketed Swany to the top. In 2000, Swany introduced the crossover gloves.
It’s been over 25 years since the production of our first sport glove and we still love our job – combining the latest textile technologies with the mind blowing glove designs that really work. It’s easy to see our passion for the outdoors through our innovative styles – we create lightweight, functional stylish, and most importantly – warm comfortable gloves.
With offices around the globe and have a presence in thousands of retail stores, our small company culture keeps us focused on what’s important – producing the highest quality glove on the market.