Pittards® is the producer of the finest leather on earth
for the active sports enthusiast. Launched in 1980, Pittards WR100
leather was the culmination of many years of exhaustive research. This
research originally began with the development of specialized leathers
for a number of demanding Ministry of Defense and NATO applications, such
as combat gloves, pilot's gloves, and helmet linings.
Fundamental to the research were the specially selected
skins of the hair sheep, a traditional material (a by-product of the meat
industry) that Pittards has used for generations. Found in the sub tropical
regions of Africa, Asia, and South America, this sheep has a remarkably
soft, strong and light skin which makes it particularly appropriate for
military and sporting glove applications.
The WR100 process enhances these natural
characteristics and creates leathers with qualities that others still
cannot match, and has also been applied to other specialist skin types
to further enhance their performance. The WR100 process involves over
40 inter-related operations, each one of which has to be tuned and adjusted
to ensure the final technical quality of WR100 leather.
Today's WR100X leathers have built on the
original WR100 performance and improved it. Not only do they shrug off
moisture and allow perspiration to escape, but this happens without any
change in the structure of the leather.
Characteristics of Pittards
Prevents microbes from building up on the leather
and causing odors, discoloration, and deterioration.
Destroys the individual microbial agents by neutralizing
their detrimental effects and stopping microbe mutation and regrowth.
The unique anti-microbial technology is chemically
bonded to the leather fiber structure, so these properties remain
even after repeated washings.
Provides enhanced leather durability, lower maintenance,
and longer lasting freshness in the garment.
Unlike most other anti-microbial treatments, Pittards
MICROSPIKE™ does not migrate on to other material, or
on to the skin.
Pittards MICROSPIKE™ technology is
safe and environmentally friendly.
Pittards leather has been specially treated to prevent the absorption
of moisture, including sweat, into the glove.
Pittards leather protects the fiber structure from the detrimental
effects of perspiration.
Pittards leather retains its softness even after repeated
exposure to perspiration.
For more information visit the Pittards website
Or, e-mail Mike Dodd