Gardens gloves are the latest item to be removed from the Leu Garden, a Melbourne suburb in which a growing number of people are opting for gardening gloves.
The gloves, which are worn for a few seconds before washing, were removed from Leu gardens this week as a result of the growing number who were wearing them.
Owner of Leu Grown Gardens, Sam Dandridge, said he felt “very fortunate” that the gloves were removed.
“The gloves were an important part of the community,” he said.
He said they would be kept on hand to make sure people knew the difference between garden gloves and gardening gloves, and that he was pleased to have them back on the shelves.
Gardening gloves were popular in the 1980s but are now considered a luxury item in many parts of Australia.
In July, it was revealed the city of Hobart had removed gloves from public buildings after a survey found that a large number of residents felt the gloves made them feel less safe.
More to come.