Here is a close-up of the gloves that were in the cart in the hardware store. See the post for July 16. To think, people garden in white cotton gloves here!! Sounds fancy, but they look and feel like athletic socks! They are made of thick, heavy cotton. In the past few years, you can buy garden gloves like you find in the States.
These gloves are also used by repairmen and carpenters so they don't soil your walls, etc. as they work. You can also find them with plastic yellow dots on the palm for a better grip. I'll add a picture later.