In recent years I've found that during the winter, rubber gloves are a big plus when doing dishes; they keep my fingers and hands from drying and cracking. Accordingly, I acquired a pair of True Blues brand gloves, and perhaps I should have written a glowing testimonial for them, because they lasted four years, have a somewhat "grippy" surface that keeps objects from slipping out of your hands, and they held up very well.
This month I decided I needed a new pair and found that they are now green, but otherwise seem to be an identifical product (in fact they're still called "True Blues." Alas and alack, they don't seem to be the same product. What's missing is that non-slip texture. Unlike the old ones - these were so slippery I could hardly keep ahold of the dishes.
The company (Glove Supply) hasn't responded to my inquiry asking if this is typical and what may be the cause. Personally, I suspect some minor reformulation of the material - these new ones are latex-free (I don't recall that the earlier ones were); they're made of vinyl (weren't the old ones rubber?); or because they are now made in China (though I don't know for sure where the blue ones were made). Either way, the slipperiness makes this one of those products that's just not suited to the job it's sold for, so I'm hunting for a new brand.