About Us

Welcome to PalmFree SunWear, LLC
The PalmFree™ SunGlove was developed from my love of tennis, my career as a Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology, and the need for preventative healthcare.
As a Dermatology PA I have diagnosed and treated thousands of pre-cancers and skin cancers caused from the ill effects of chronic sun exposure on the backside of the hands. Many patients, including outdoor athletes and workers, complain of the appearance of their rapidly aged and photo-damaged skin from excessive sun exposure.
Necessity is the mother of invention.- Author unknown
After years of applying thick sunscreens to the back of my hands, which interfered with my tennis performance, and having purchased just about every ‘palmless’ glove on the market, I found they lacked comfort, a good fit or had Velcro that snagged the fabric or had cumbersome finger loops. I decided to design what I had been looking for and created my own style of ‘palmless’ gloves. The result is a lightweight, UPF 50 sun protective, comfortably fitted, easy-on/easy-off, affordable palmless glove.
As the idea of bringing the PalmFree SunGlove to market grew I wanted to do something more than sell a great sun protective product. While planning out the business I was on one of my semi-annual medical volunteer missions in Chiapas Mexico in which I work with a Mexican humanitarian who provides burn and wound care. The idea of donating all profits to the burn clinic seemed natural and the right thing to do. Today, summer 2016, one year after starting the business, we are now profitable and I’m proud to say, we are now donating our profits to Yok Chij, AC (Mexican NGO). To learn more about the charity, click here.
When you make a purchase of any of our products, not only are you protecting the most chronically sun-exposed skin on your body, but you are helping reduce the suffering that others endure from unfortunate mishaps in which they have no access to care. Since these products are made in the USA, you are also helping to keep your fellow US citizen employed.
The benefits of PalmFree™SunGloves go beyond just protecting your skin. I encourage you to give these a try.