These arm warmers are made from purple interlocking knit fabric that is machine washable.. Although we tried many different types of lighting, the picture doesn't show the true color of the gloves. The color is dusty, eggplant purple color. They have a thumb hole that is reinforced with stitching. They come to just below the elbow, or can be scrunched down to become shorter. A shorter version that comes to approximately 2" above the wrist is also available. Please send us a note if you want the shorter version. The fabric has a slight stretch to it for a snug, comfortable fit. You will look fashionable while you keep your hands and arms warm when working in a chilly work environment or any time you need your fingers free and want warm hands Great for texting, riding your bike, driving, finding things in your purse and so many other things. Also great for senior citizens who have a problem with cold hands and those with arthritis in their hands.The light weight keeps your hands and arms warm without being cumbersome. Such a fun fashion accessory!