outerU proudly sources the best USA-made materials, and then cuts, glues, and stitches each faceGlove in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA.
fabric: POLARTEC, makes our softshell, fleece, and nylon in Lawrence, MA
elastic: –Rhode Island Elastic makes the white surgeon’s mask elastic used in our earloops.
–CTS USA makes the black elastic used in our headstraps.
dies: Northeast Cutting Die in Dover, NH makes all the faceGlove tools
cutting: Jerry, at Richardson’s Manufacturing in Silver Lake, NH
stitching: Kevin, at outerU gear, inc. in North Conway, stitches, glues each the faceGlove
glue press: To make our patent-pending, interchangeable straps, Geo Knight in MA made us a custom press.
glue: Adhesive Films in NJ makes the glue that unites our straps with the buttons of our patent-pending system.
packaging: Minuteman Press in North Conway prints our packaging.
ULINE: provides most of our packaging supplies
patent: Nixon Peabody in Albany, NY got outerU through the start-up phase.
marketing: Place Creative Company, Burlington, VT did our initial branding and packaging.
videos: Scott Barber Film, Dan Dunn, and Josh Kunkel have all contributed to faceGlove video content.
graphics and updates: Erin Sweeney, subcontractor-extrodinaire, has redesigned our packaging and graphics.
Website/Guide: Mike Cherim guides me through WordPress, and guides clients through the White Mountains in NH.
development: Log House Designs in Chatham, NH took outerU through all the experimental stages of manufacturing.
mentorship: TItoune Meunier, founder of Wild Things Gear, helped me figure out how to manufacture the original faceGlove Classic, and has allowed me the use of her machines and beautiful studio space.
Josh Kunkel wrote a business plan, helped raise initial funds, set up the corporation, and provided much-needed moral support in the first few months of outerU.