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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 21, 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In our own advocacy for women’s rights, workplace inclusion and the end of gender discrimination, we will continue to learn from Ruth’s trail blazing leadership and courage. She’s a true reminder of our “why” here at Co Gear and someone we will never forget. 

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Why Size Matters, In A Beautiful Way
September 14, 2020

Why Size Matters, In A Beautiful Way

Women shouldn’t have to wear baggy, ill-fitting, men’s work clothes but they also shouldn’t have to fit into women’s “beauty standardised“ size labels either. This is why Co Gear has created the broadest size range in our industry, catering for women sized 4-26. We are actively supporting a body positive culture and celebrating women of all shapes and sizes.

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What Mum's Want You To Know About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave
September 07, 2020

What Mum's Want You To Know About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

So you’ve had your bundle of joy, spent those newborn days getting to know each other and now you’re faced with the not-so-easy decision of returning to work. When is too soon? Do I really have to go back? Or perhaps you can’t wait to return to society and talk to your colleagues about something that’s not baby related. Whatever your situation, if you’re going back to work there’s a range of intense emotions that will arise – and that’s completely normal!

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Our Favourite Apps For The Productive Woman
August 31, 2020

Our Favourite Apps For The Productive Woman

In today's day and age there is an app for everything. To order your coffee, to do your groceries, to remind you of appointments. There’s apps that tell you where to shop, what’s in the food you’re buying and how many calories it will cost you, but which ones are actually worth the data space? We explored some of the top rated productivity apps to gain some insight on this “gen z” way of life.

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The Sky's The Limit
August 24, 2020

The Sky's The Limit

Last week I had the chance to chat to up coming aviation star and go getter, Ellen Polacsek. Ellen is a part of Women in Aviation – The Australian Chapter (WAI), an amazing organisation that Co Gear has previously collaborated with - creating a scholarship to support aviation students.  We absolutely applaud them for the support, encouragement and opportunities that they give women to advance in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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How To Find Your Niche
August 17, 2020

How To Find Your Niche

First of all, what is a niche? Your niche is the thing (or things) that you’re naturally drawn to, and love doing. Sometimes it’s obvious what that is but other times we need to do a little “soul searching” in order to discover it. The founder of Co Gear, Kym O’Leary, stumbled across her niche through her passion for solving a problem.

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The Pants Every Busy Woman Needs In Her Wardrobe
August 12, 2020

The Pants Every Busy Woman Needs In Her Wardrobe

Co Gear has a name for creating industrial hi-vis Women’s Workwear, focusing on our innovative next generation maternity range, but here we are changing the game yet again with the release of Sandy. Women’s Workwear includes a broad range of styles and designs and we can proudly say that Sandy is versatile enough to stretch across multiple industries. Not only for the working woman but a staple, timeless, must-have piece for any busy woman's wardrobe.

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How Late is Too Late?
August 03, 2020

How Late is Too Late?

There’s a misconception around aging and the milestones we are expected to meet along the way. There are no rules (or timelines) when it comes to finding your purpose, starting a new endeavour or even finding love. Women's Workwear brand, Co Gear, discusses the importance of being open to change, at any age.

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How Co Gear collaborates, connects and creates!
July 29, 2020

How Co Gear collaborates, connects and creates!

Collaborations are an integral part of the Co Gear business and a key element to our success. We listen, we think outside the box and we create innovative women's workwear that makes a difference. Working along side BHP has opened so many doors for us and created opportunities to connect with the working women that Co Gear was created to support. 

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Gender equality… have we really come as far as we think?
July 20, 2020

Gender equality… have we really come as far as we think?

Let’s start with some positive statistics! 2020 can’t all be doom and gloom now can it. Access to parental leave has improved significantly with 50% more employers offering primary care leave (dad’s included!), the best results in 6 years. Companies like Accenture have seen a 330% increase in fathers taking parental leave – now this is some news we can celebrate!

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Combatting Morning Sickness in the Workplace
July 13, 2020

Combatting Morning Sickness in the Workplace

There seems to be a silent rule of keeping pregnancies on the hush until the second trimester however if you're unwell or simply want to share the news - just do it! Confiding in your boss can take the pressure off hiding in the toilet or battling nausea during work.

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How to recognize and overcome Imposter Syndrome
July 06, 2020

How to recognize and overcome Imposter Syndrome

“Now the reason why my uniform affected my confidence was simple. It was because it was a man's uniform, a uniform made for the person who “should” be doing this job. So, it's pretty safe to say when my Impostor Syndrome was working overtime it was easy for me to say "I shouldn't be doing this job. I'm playing dress-up in men's clothing for a man's role after all."

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Unisex workwear doesn't sit well with us. Here's why.
July 05, 2020

Unisex workwear doesn't sit well with us. Here's why.

Companies will argue that there’s “unisex” options available but how inclusive are they really? Is it not just men’s clothing that’s been labelled as an afterthought to “include” women? Well we think it’s a dismal excuse to gloss over the elephant in the room. Unisex industrial workwear is not designed with women in mind.

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Chat with Kym! All things "rebrand"
June 22, 2020

Chat with Kym! All things "rebrand"

Join us as Kym answers questions about the emotions surrounding Co Gear's rebrand, the creative process and how we got where we are today. It's been a journey but as Kym describes, it was all worth it to bring working women the industrial clothing options they deserve.

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A personal rebrand is not a loss
June 15, 2020

A personal rebrand is not a loss

It’s been a huge time for Co Gear with the launch of our Next Generation Maternity Workwear range and the rebrand. Not to mention even more new products arriving in the coming weeks (keep your eyes open for news on our Alison and Sandy cargo pants). Amidst this productive time, there’s been a massive focus on self discovery and remaining positive.

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We are Co Gear, and it's because of you
June 08, 2020

We are Co Gear, and it's because of you

New name. New logo. New design technology. Now with a team of awesome individuals behind it, Co Gear is here for the long haul – releasing new timeless and quality designs to prove that. Continuing to focus on the PPE we all know and love whilst introducing new garments that allow for easy transition between daily tasks such as operating and maintaining machinery, attending on site contract meetings, feeding the livestock or dropping in for the parent / teacher interview.

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Suzie or Sue? We help you decide which design is right for you
June 01, 2020

Suzie or Sue? We help you decide which design is right for you

Co Gear is here to change the stigma, bringing you maternity options that are shaped to your body, can be worn after pregnancy and that are designed to personalise your journey. Whether you choose the Suzie or Sue pants, you don't have to lose that sense of self.

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Exploring the features of Mae
May 25, 2020

Exploring the features of Mae

Lightweight. Versatile. Compliant. Industry Approved. It’s through the feedback received from working women, our partners BHP and Blackwoods, and a touch (or a bucket) of innovation, that this one of a kind range was created. Here’s what new technology our Next Generation Maternity Workshirt brings – 

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Introducing – Mae, our Next Generation Hi Vis Maternity Workshirt
May 13, 2020

Introducing – Mae, our Next Generation Hi Vis Maternity Workshirt

Hi Vis Maternity Wear that grows with you through pregnancy and meets fit for purpose site conditions. The goal for our new maternity range was to keep you comfortable, professional, and equipped to work safely whilst pregnant.

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Ruth McWilliam
March 02, 2020

Ruth McWilliam

When you hear trucks referred to as “men, boys and girls”, then you know the owner is truly passionate and compassionate about her career as a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) truck hire owner/operator. Western Australia’s Ruth McWilliam is proving that resilience, vision and hard work can help anyone forge a career in an industry they love, even when business slows down.

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A sign of changing times
March 02, 2020

A sign of changing times

It was June 2018 on a mine site in Central Queensland, where all work was being carried out, business as usual. The contractors on site had been working there for years, and all were inducted and complying with the necessary SHMS. Lawfully, they had done no wrong. But there was one thing niggling at an employee, who decided if he didn’t say something, then no one would.

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10 Tips for Surviving Work and Study
March 02, 2020

10 Tips for Surviving Work and Study

It’s not easy to work full-time and commit to study. Studying is time-consuming and mentally draining and is probably the last thing you feel like doing after a long day at work. But, if you want to get ahead in your career without losing your income, studying can get you there.

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When PTSD is actually a blessing
March 02, 2020

When PTSD is actually a blessing

No one ever goes looking for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) yet, according to Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, 15 million Australians have experienced a traumatic event.

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