Dig It FAQ
Where is Dig It® Handwear headquartered?
Dig It® Handwear is a product created by Dig It® Apparel Inc. and proud to be a Canadian company located in Toronto Ontario.
How much is a Dig It® Handwear glove?
Check our Shop Now page for pricing and season specials.
What are the gloves made of?
- palm: synthetic leather
- dots: silicon
- back fabric: 100% polyester
- inside finger tip: 100% polyester
Our Industrial Design Patented glove enables the hand to breathe while protecting your fingertips. The Dig It® glove is made from recycled material and we are proud to be able to minimize our environmental footprint!
What are the features and benefits of the gloves? Why are they Unique?
Dig It® Handwear has an Industrial Design Patent and reinforces the nail area of the glove from the INSIDE resulting in the optimum protection for your hands and nails. It keeps dirt and debris away from your fingernails.
Snug Wrist Synch tightens around your wrist to discourage water and debris from entering your glove.
The wrist is fitted by gathered material to fit snug against your hand.
Our palm is designed with daisy dots to effectively grip tools and materials. The synthetic leather protects your palm so you can work confidently in comfort.
A snug fit to maximize hand and nail protection without material chafing at your hands and fingers. The snug fit also enhances dexterity while working on your projects.
The Dig It® glove is made of breathable water resistant material to allow your nails and hands to breathe while working.
How do I take care of my Dig It® glove?
For optimal care of the Dig It® glove we recommend you rinse or hand-wash the glove with mild soap in cold water and lay flat to air dry.
Can I shop on-line?
Yes absolutely! Please refer to the Shop Now button on the navigation bar at the top of the page to walk you through the process.
If I want to visit a store where the gloves are sold, where do I go?
Dig It® Handwear has retail partners across the country. Please click on “Where to Buy” to find a retailer close to you.
Can I help suggest new products?
We welcome feedback and would love to hear from you on new ideas or how we can revamp our current product. Please refer to the Contact button at the left side of our Home page to walk you through our feedback process.
Where are Dig It® gloves manufactured?
We currently work with factories in Pakistan, Canada and China. We are very conscientious about selecting factories that share our commitment to the environment, quality and ethics.
Does Dig It® Handwear involve itself in the community?
Dig It® volunteers at community events such as Habitat For Humanity and Make a Wish Foundation. We strongly believe that we need to give back to the communities that inspired and enabled us to learn and grow as individuals. Only growing as individuals will we grow strong as communities to make this world a stronger more vital place.
How can Dig It® be a “green” company?
Dig It® Handwear is proud to be a Green and environmentally sustainable company. We value our Earth’s resources and strive to protect our environment by minimizing our footprint.
Our glove is made from recycled material and our packaging is made from 100% recycled material and can be in-turn recycled once its life span is completed.
HOW TO USE
Stick to Skin
Clean and dry your skin. Lift the triangular tab and apply the SPOT sticker to your upper arm, or other skin that faces direct sunlight. Pull the tab away and press SPOT firmly in place.
Cover the SPOT and your skin with sunscreen
Cover SPOT with sunscreen, and wait 30 seconds for sunscreen to absorb into the Dermatrue layer* before gently rubbing it in. Then, cover all exposed skin with generous amount of sunscreen. The FDA recommends 2 tablespoons of sunscreen over each part of your exposed skin.
*This process helps SPOTMYUV to sense when your skin needs more sunscreen.
Expose to Sun
Face SPOT to direct sunlight. SPOT should turn clear after one minute or more of direct sunlight. If SPOT only goes partially clear, you may need to apply more sunscreen. See the FAQ below for more!
Watch for Purple & Reapply
Enjoy the sun and watch for SPOT to turn purple telling you when to reapply your sunscreen. You can apply sunscreen over the same SPOTMYUV sticker and it will turn clear again. One SPOT is rated for 12 hours or 6 reapplications of sunscreen.
General SPOTMYUV FAQ
WHAT IS SPOTMYUV®?
SPOTMYUV® Detection Stickers (SPOTs) are a breakthrough for anyone who enjoys time outdoors. SPOTMYUV stickers help you monitor when your skin needs more sunscreen. SPOTMYUV® reacts to sunlight and sunscreen - just like your skin – and it changes color when it's time to reapply your sunscreen. A clear SPOT indicates your sunscreen is protecting your skin adquately from harmful UV sunlight. A purple SPOT means your Sunscreen is no longer protecting you, and it's time to reapply.
HOW DOES SPOTMYUV® WORK WITH SUNSCREEN?
SPOTMYUV® is designed to measure the effectiveness of your sunscreen against damaging UVA & UVB sun rays. The innovation starts with Dermatrue™. Our patented Dermatrue™ technology lies on top of SPOT. It acts just like your skin and absorbs sunscreen at the same rate as your skin does.
If your sunscreen layer is too thin* then UV will begin to pass through your sunscreen, damaging your skin. Within 1 minute of SPOTMYUV® sensing that you don’t have enough sunscreen, your sticker will turn purple. The Dermatrue™ technology means that this purple colour change is giving you a good indication in real-time that your skin also needs more sunscreen. SPOTMYUV® makes it fun to spot precisely when to reapply your favorite sunscreen so you and your loved ones can play in the sun all day!
*For those curious to know, SPOTMYUV generally turns purple when your sunscreen layer is around 0.6-1.0mg/cm2, instead of the recommended 2.0mg/cm2 of sunscreen. The threshold depends on the SPF of your sunscreen and its active ingredients.
HOW DOES SUNLIGHT ACTIVATE SPOTMYUV®?
By doing a simple SPOT check, you can see whether you are protected. If you expose SPOTMYUV to direct sunlight and your SPOT is clear, then it means you are protected. If your SPOT turns purple instead, then it means you are not, and that it’s time to protect your exposed skin. SPOTMYUV® reliably changes color in response to sunlight!
HOW FAST SHOULD IT CHANGE TO CLEAR AFTER APPLYING SUNSCREEN?
If you have followed the directions properly and have used enough sunscreen, for SPOTMYUV to change colour from purple to clear can take from 30 seconds to 2 minutes (depending on the cloud cover).
Ensure that you’re always heading outside and using direct sunlight to SPOT check!
HOW FAST SHOULD IT TURN TO PURPLE AFTER SPENDING TIME OUTSIDE?
If you’re outside and enough sunscreen has worn off such that you need to reapply, the change from clear to purple will also happen within 30 seconds to 2 minutes, (depending on how direct the sunlight is). See the below FAQ to learn more about why sunscreen wears off.
Ensure that you’re always heading outside and using direct sunlight to SPOT check!
WHAT CAUSES SUNSCREEN TO WEAR OFF?
Protection from UV starts with using enough sunscreen - the average person only uses 25% of the recommended amount of sunscreen. Many things may cause sunscreen to be less effective and change the color of your SPOT, such as:
- Not applying enough sunscreen initially
- Swimming and towelling off remove a lot of sunscreen
- Exercise & sweating remove sunscreen
- Time spent in direct sun vs time spent in the shade
- Your sunscreen may be expired – check the expiry date
- Your sunscreen might not be broad spectrum – check if it blocks UVA & UVB
I TOOK THE SPOTS OUT OF THE PACKAGE, AND THEY ARE NOT DARK PURPLE. WILL THEY STILL WORK?
Yes, they will still work! No matter what colour your SPOT is when you open the package, the SPOT will turn back to purple in direct sunlight! The usage timer of SPOTMYUV only starts when you apply sunscreen on SPOTMYUV for the first time (and take it into sunlight).
DO THE SPOTS WORK WHEN IT IS CLOUDY OUTSIDE?
Yes! Even on a cloudy day, there is still enough UV present cause sunburn. SPOTMYUV works on cloudy days, but you may notice the colour switching takes longer (2-5 minutes). SPOTs are for EVERYDAY outdoor use! Even when it’s cloudy, your skin is still at risk for sunburn, premature ageing, skin damage and skin cancer.
IF I SWIM OR GET WET, WILL THE SPOT STILL WORK?
YES! SPOTs are water and sweat-resistant. The hypoallergenic adhesive is comfortable and will stay on all day. SPOTMYUV has been tested to be able to accurately sense if your sunscreen washed off while swimming – so that it can reapply your sunscreen again.
IS SPOTMYUV® SAFE?
SPOTMYUV is Clinically Proven, Dermatologist & Pediatrician Tested, Hypoallergenic Certified and Latex Free. The colour change signal, powered by patented Dermatrue™ technology, has been proven by researchers from the Queensland University of Technology to help people to remember to reapply sunscreen all day long.
WILL MY SPOT LEAVE A SUNTAN MARK?
With proper sunscreen application, the SPOT is transparent and won't leave a suntan mark. So, this summer, #GetSpotted with SPOTMYUV – Your Sunscreens New BFF!
WHERE CAN I READ THE CLINICAL RESEARCH?
Here are some links so you can read some of the published studies in the journal Preventative Medicine about SPOTMYUV by Dr. Elke Hacker & her team at the Queensland University of Technology
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