At COgear, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment while providing innovative workwear to ensure women are never uncomfortable at work. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we adhere to the principles of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Let's explore how we incorporate these principles into our operations:

Reduce: One of our key initiatives for reducing waste and optimising resources is the implementation of the HMZ (patent pending) method. This approach allows us to offer customers 48 fit options with just 12 physical sizes per pants style. By reducing the number of SKUs needed in stock, the HMZ method not only streamlines inventory management but also maximises storage space, reduces returns and ensures greater customer satisfaction.

Tear-away hems with HMZ (patent pending) - offering 4 lengths in 1 pair of pants

Remove: To further minimise our environmental footprint, we have made significant changes to our packaging practices. We have transitioned to environmentally friendly cardboard wraps, eliminating plastic usage and offering a sustainable alternative for our customers. Additionally, we have replaced non-mandatory swing tags with QR codes, reducing waste while still providing easy access to product information.

Recycle: At COgear, we recognise the importance of recycling and strive to incorporate recyclable materials into our packaging wherever possible. Our packaging materials are either made from recyclable materials or designed to be easily recycled after use, aligning with our commitment to sustainable practices.

As part of our ongoing efforts to be more environmentally conscious, we have implemented the use of recycled cartons for most of our outward-bound orders from our Queensland Distribution Centre. This initiative not only reduces our reliance on new materials but also contributes to the circular economy by giving new life to existing resources.

Sustainability is deeply ingrained in everything we do at COgear. Through initiatives focused on reducing waste, reusing materials, and recycling resources, we are proud to at the forefront in sustainable workwear practices. Join us in our journey towards a greener, more sustainable future.

February 29, 2024 — Kym O'Leary

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