Suddenly cleaning has new meaning...Lindy Kummings deemed it so when she started Gloveables, Inc. in 2002. A native Chicagoan and the mother of two boys, Lindy was endowed with the entrepreneurial spirit. She attributes this to her father Harry Katz, owner of Stock Yards, a well-known Chicago meat packing company, where she worked on weekends as a kid. In 1973, Lindy moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Babson Business School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In 1994, Lindy was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. All of a sudden, life held new meaning for her. Her particular type of cancer required her to undergo radical surgery removing half her pelvis and her hip, making one of her legs three inches shorter than her other one. She was told that she might not come out of the operation alive, and that if she did, she would probably never walk unassisted again. Determined to beat the disease, she put her then successful real estate career on hold to fight her battle with cancer and spend time with her husband John and two boys Zach and Scott. After four months of debilitating chemotherapy and life threatening surgery, Lindy, ever the warrior, emerged from the ordeal victorious. This brush with her own mortality has intensified her zest for living. She has exceeded her surgeon's expectations, and he now uses her as a role model for his patients.
Don't be surprised if you run into her at a spinning class, hiking, or even skiing! In 2001, after she had fully recovered from the physical and emotional toll that cancer had taken on her, Lindy began brainstorming. This is when she came up with the idea to apply color pleated oilcloth boarders and attach them to standard rubber gloves to combine fashion with function! Only a year later, a patent was issued and Gloveables was born. Lindy forced to take a reprieve from her company in 2004 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In her typical fashion, she refused to let this stand in her way. She has since recovered, and Gloveables are as unstoppable as ever. They have appeared in "O", "British Vogue", "Readers Digest", and countless other publications. And the character Bree Van De Kamp wore them on the hit show "Desperate Housewives". They are sold nationwide in upscale boutiques and specialty stores.