Fownes Brothers & Co., Inc. has been a premier glove manufacturer for over 200 years.

Fownes Brothers and Co., Inc. was established in 1777 by John and Thomas Fownes in the English city of Worcester; a prosperous and prestigious glove trade center. Fownes Brothers entered the American market in 1887 with a sales office in New York City. The New York office is maintained to this day and has become the global headquarters for sales, merchandising and design.

Today, Fownes Brothers is at the forefront of the conductive leather and fabric industry with their U|R Powered branded products available at many major retail outlets such as Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Von Maur, Nordstroms & Dillards.

Fownes continues to maintain its dominant position as a vital player, innovator and leader in the field of cold weather accessories. The company’s relentless pursuit of excellence in technology innovation, manufacturing, superior quality and beautiful design is only exceeded by our dedication to customers large and small. Some of the products that we produce are protected by US Patents 8507102, 852817 and other patents pending.


Our heritage continues to be the foundation.

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Company overview

Our mission, methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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Our Facilities exceed industry standards.

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Design & Development

Our dedicated team of diversified designers.

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