Man-made synthetic leathers are an ever-advancing technology. Traditional leathers are now outperformed by the most advanced microfibers that feature greater suppleness, greater strength, reduced weight, memory retention that allows a pocket to form, and breathable linings that wick away perspiration and moisture. Carpenter Trade Company has worked closely with the leading microfiber manufacturers to develop the most advanced performing materials made for baseball gloves today.
In general, the amount of synthetic materials in all Major League gloves is increasing every year. The most visible example of this is the growing popularity of synthetic mesh backs, but synthetics are also being increasingly used for the welting, padding, linings, and stays. Completely synthetic gloves for pro players will eventually be an industry-wide standard. Carpenter Trade LLC is proud to be leading the industry as the original and exclusive maker of the only all-synthetic gloves ever to be used in professional baseball.