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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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