The Trust dates back to 1993 when it was established as a charity to advance public education in the historical social and artistic value of gloves. It took on its present form in 2003 when The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London gifted its collection then numbering about 250 items to the Trust.
Since then the collection has expanded to approximately 2300 items. The trustees continue to add to the collection and are always pleased to be offered items that will enhance the strength and depth of the collection.
Items from the collection are normally on display at the Fashion Museum Bath. In addition, we are asked from time to time to lend items for display at other museums, UK and overseas, and it is the trustees’ policy to agree to such requests whenever possible.