Who are Snowshepherd and what do we do?
We setup Snowshepherd in 2009, to specialise in avalanche rescue equipment and airbags, in 2009 airbags were not really main stream, but a specialised website and advice line worked well for us as a business.
In 2011, sort of by accident, we started selling the classic Venitex French Work gloves as used by locals, ski guides, resort workers and of course all the lift workers in France.
We started with 2 dozen pairs and when they all sold in matter of days, we thought oh! That’s a bit odd and ordered more; We did not think back then we would end up as the only ski retailer in the UK selling these types of gloves and also a major manufacturer of leather ski gloves.
With avalanche equipment becoming more main stream these days. We will still offer advice, however we are moving away from this side of the business to concentrate on Snowshepherd Gloves, based on the original designs of the French gloves but made with proper leather and a proper glove design, the ‘Work’ style refers to the look of the glove, that’s tan yellow with a white cuff, but that’s where the similarity ends, we use high quality same batch leather, waterproof and breathable membranes, and insulation that really works, they are a proper Ski gloves, but also really good for work as well.
In 2012, we added Kinco the classic 901 and expanded as the only UK importer of Kinco ski work gloves.
So what now? We have a range of Snowshepherd work style gloves, a range of Ski guide gloves based around the Kinco 901 style, for 2018/2019 we added newer ranges of 3 finger gauntlet mitts and softshell guide gloves.
We will be adding further styles this coming season, with more gauntlet gloves, and a base level classic glove, with a couple of unique options thrown in, plus some super warm Antarctic level mittens for extreme cold and low activity.
As with all our gloves, we have them made specially for us in Pakistan, so no importers, no distributors and no extra retailers, hence why we can sell at a good price for a very high quality product.
Our aim to become the best independent Glove manufacturer in the UK, even the world, making sure the gloves work for you whether its hurtling down a mountain, climbing one, or using them for your 9-5 job.
Snowshepherd Team x