World Cup teams wearing R.I. made shin guards

Providence's G Form makes the protective safety gear.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)- A Rhode Island company is helping many World Cup players protect themselves during the big game.

Providence’s G-Form designed and manufactured shin guards for many of the international teams. The company was launched in 2010 and has spent the past few years developing, testing and selling it’s innovative protective gear.

“We made some special for the Croatia team. This is their flag’s design and they asked if we would make them a special edition and we went ahead and did that for a few countries,” said Thomas Carfaro, V.P. of Innovations.

The shin guards are 100 % made in the United States. Materials for the guards come from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The product is manufactured in North Smithfield and Fall River.

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