POLICE GLOVES & WINTER OLYMPICS
THE POLICE ORDER RESTORED
An inquiry from the police was Randers Handskefabrik's rescue. In 1986, the factory regained the order for gloves for the police after losing the supply in the 1970s to another supplier, who imported the police gloves from foreign factories. These orders compensated for the loss of revenue from the clothing and ready-to-wear line.
PRODUCTION AT HIGH PRESSURE
At the beginning of the 1990s, up to 20,000 pairs of gloves were produced for the police per year. In those years, production was so large that home seamstresses were employed. This meant that women could work from home, which in many homes was a great help.
At the end of the 1990s, the majority of production began to take place abroad, mainly in Hungary due to rising Danish wages, while dyeing and production of the lining remained at Handskefabrikken.
WINTER OLYMPICS 1992
At the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, in 1992, the Danish athletes wore gloves from Randers Handskefabrik and a sealskin suit worth approx. DKK 15,000 The Olympic suits caused a stir from activists and environmentalists who protested against the Danish delegation's choice of clothing. According to the Danish Olympic Committee and the company Great Greenland, the choice of sealskin was to symbolise that from the seal hunt to the production of furs, it was "a craft in harmony with nature".
sewn with full piqué, unlined.
RHANDERS IN HISTORY
The Denmark of the 1990s was the first decade since the 1960s when there was a calmer economic climate in Denmark, and unemployment was therefore also low in the 1990s. The governments under Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen focused on consolidating the Danish welfare model, which ensured a flexible labour market, i.e. relatively short notice periods, but also an economic safety net for those who were outside the labour market. This ensured a dynamic labour market, which led to a greater focus on knowledge work and education, as the flexibility ensured that it was not paramount to stay in one's profession for a number of years or even for a lifetime.
This also meant that enrolment in the industrial and crafts training courses became so low that it was no longer profitable or possible to produce a large number of products in Denmark.