We continue to expand our selection of handmade luxury gloves including women’s, men’s, driving, wool, leather, evening, fingerless, mittens and more. Our commitment to quality and producing the finest gloves in the world does limit the amount of new gloves we can create each year. This means that our selection remains intimate, small and elite. Therefore, when you purchase Gizelle Renee gloves, you can rest assured you have a very limited edition piece.
It takes a year from the initial sketched ideas to having a pair of gloves in your hand and you can read on for an example of the time and thought that continues to go into our gloves, where every season’s designs and creations have reasons behind them, and the name always has sentiment attached.
The Persian Pickle Range
The Persian Pickle was a traditional name given to a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Indian, Pakistani and Persian origin as far back as 1888 and its western name derives from the central Scottish town of Paisley. Design scholars call the distinctive shape ‘boteh’ (sometimes ‘botteh’ or ‘buta’ – a Persian word meaning bush, shrub or thicket) and believe it is the convergence of a stylized floral spray and a Cypress tree; a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity.
The first of the Gizelle Renee® 2012/2013 range, ‘The Persian Pickles’ leather gloves are all embellished with this strikingly patterned, floral paisley fabric. The fabric for this season is taken from Liberty’s (Regents Street, London) and dates back to 1963 where Liberty’s in-house designers created these timeless masterpieces.
The leather is sourced from Pittards, the world’s premiere glove tannery, acknowledged for their superior soft Hair sheep Cabretta leather from Ethiopia and other sub-tropical regions and the skins purchased are all by-products of the meat industry in the country of origin and this leather offers all the features required
Its thin tough structure gives strength and maximum dexterity so we can make a first-class leather glove which is hard wearing and comfortable. Our gloves are designed to last a generation or more should you care for them in the way they deserve to be cared for. This seamless assembly of fabric and design is what makes these leather gloves not only quintessentially British but for those that truly appreciate what high-quality material, innovative design and unwavering passion can produce.
The names given to the leather gloves will all have a common letter starting with ‘P’ to represent the paisley range and each name corresponds to a particular characteristic and quality of the glove which the wearer is able to identify with given their shape, design and colour identities.
Paisley Fabric Descriptions:
Mark D – Mark D is a contemporary hand-painted paisley is based on Islamic calligraphy designed by Liberty’s in-house studio in 1999. It will be included in the Classic Tana range in 2004. Mark D is a mixture of pink, coral and pale mint green.
Bourton C – Taken from the Liberty archive collection of paisley style designs, Bourton was redrawn in 1963 before becoming a Classic Tana in 1987. Bourton C is a mix of purple, blue and lilac.
Bourton M – Taken from the Liberty archive collection of paisley style designs, Bourton was redrawn in 1963 before becoming a Classic Tana in 1987. Bourton M is a mix of blue, red and green.
Bourton F – Taken from the Liberty archive collection of paisley style designs, Bourton was redrawn in 1963, becoming a Classic Tana in 1987. Bourton F is a mix of red, pale mint green and sun-kiss yellow with navy outlines.
Bourton B – Bourton is taken from the Liberty archive collection of paisley style designs and was redrawn in 1963 before becoming a Classic Tana in 1987. Bourton B is a mixture of pink, coral and pale blue.
About the Materials
The materials used by Gizelle Renee are all carefully sourced from well-established and highly reputable designers and manufacturers of luxury materials.
Gizelle Renee mainly sources Hairsheep gloving leather from the world’s leading tannery, Pittards plc of Yeovil, Somerset.
Pittards’ leathers are tailored to reflect today’s requirements while retaining their natural beauty, lustre and shine to encapsulate timeless elegance, reflecting the company’s 150 years of experience.
Pittards source their Hairsheep leather from Ethiopia and Nigeria and due to it’s softer and finer yet strong skin it’s regarded as the best leather in the world for dress gloves. Moreover, its durability and natural elasticity allows the fit of the glove to be a true replica of the hand which gives the wearer permanent comfort.
Embellishments and Linings
All embellishments and linings are sourced from the world’s leading designers and fabric manufacturers and are either 100% cotton, wool, silk or unlined.
Gizelle Renee’s signature is the unique embellishments which are specific to each glove. Every glove will hold a fabric embellishment and a splash of texture and/or colour.
The accessories that embellish the gloves are sourced from retailers across England that have handmade timeless pieces to complement our gloves and give them an unique, warm and fashionable forward edge. Each accessory, be it a button, zip, popper or sparkle is independently sourced and picked by the designers for its heritage, quality and uniqueness.
Stitches for Gloves
There are a handful of stitches still used today to create the perfect pair of gloves and it is often dependent on how the glove is to be worn as to what stitch we use.
Inseam: This is especially used for unlined or silk-lined gloves, mainly for women. It is sewn inside out which results in both edges being inside when finished.
Hand Stitched: Here, the stitching is a feature of the glove and clearly visible. It is most popular in men’s gloves and occasionally women’s styles. It takes up to eight hours to stitch one pair of hand-sewn gloves.
Pique: This has an overlapping seam and has one edge showing. It is mainly for ladies gloves.
Whip Stitched/Brosser: A fancy stitch mainly for women’s gloves but not often used. The stitching is a feature and clearly visible.
Prix Seam: This has two edges showing and is mainly used for men’s gloves.
One of a Kind
When Gizelle Renee releases a new glove design for the year, we celebrate this with a limited edition label, GR. This label can also be used for driving gloves as they are smaller and more discrete.