Glove Former

Pull gloves over heated, hand-shaped form and smooth with hands.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glove Formers do?

Pulls gloves over heated, hand-shaped form and smooths with hands, cloth, or brush to shape and press gloves. Presses thick portion of heavy gloves by beating finger tips and seams with wooden block. May smooth glove between fingers by pulling rake over gloved form. May examine glove while pressing to detect defects. May turn seams inside [GLOVE TURNER]. May sew ripped seams and small tears by hand. May apply chemical solution and rub gloves with cloth to remove stains. May apply chemical or ready-mixed tint with cloth to restore original color to gloves.


Should I be a Glove Former?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Glove Presser, Glove Turner and Former, Glove Turner-And-Former

    How to become a Glove Former

    Most Glove Formers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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