Life is busy, we get it. We’re women that are capable of multi-tasking and kicking goal after goal whether that’s at work, at home, with our children, friends or family - we’re givers without realising it. That’s why it’s so important to give back to ourselves as well. So, consider this your weekly REMINDER to do so.
The statistics surrounding textile waste and the damage it does to our environment and ocean can send any human mind into overdrive, but the facts are crucially important to know about. Once we have a better understanding of where our waste goes, the more power we have to make better choices for our planet.
No matter what body shape or category you fit into, Co Gear is dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit. Our women’s work cargo pants have been specifically designed with flexibility in mind, featuring a soft, stretchy, durable cotton fabric and extendable waistbands. Our maternity work shirt is tailored to fit growing belly’s of all shapes and sizes by using our unique belly dart technology.
So you want to get your foot into the door of the mining industry – but don’t know where to start? One of the key topics we see in social media mining groups, is women looking for these entry level job positions and we have picked up some great tips to share.
This is why we have a specific case studies and a framework for all of our products, along with a collaboration process that we follow - allowing us to tailor our workwear for women.
Shockingly this is the reality for a lot of pregnant women working in heavy duty or industrial roles. As the months progress and their baby bumps grow, working women that aren’t provided with maternity workwear options are having to choose between over-sized men’s cargos or jeans to wear on site. It’s a dilemma alright.
Spinning off from last weeks blog, Lucille 4-in-1 Ladies Hi Vis Jacket: Solving working women's workwear frustrations, we had an awesome opportunity to implement feedback received about our hi vis vest and hi vis jacket. If you weren’t already aware, the Lucille 4-in-1 Ladies Hi Vis Jacket comes with a removable vest and detachable hood, giving you the freedom to dress up or down as you please.
With everything going on internally and externally during this time of growth, we know how important it is to have some things remain the same, like comfortable and fitting clothes. When designing our next generation maternity workwear range, we considered how women would feel in our garments, not just look
Lately there’s been a large focus on women in STEM, or more so, the lack of women in these fields. The Australian Government has created a 2020 Action Plan to enable STEM in education, support women in STEM careers and make women in STEM more visible. Empowering women to follow STEM careers starts with the foundational education in schools.
Transparency is a value that Co Gear holds high, and one that we believe can benefit everyone, no matter what type of business you’re in. It goes beyond just telling the truth and not everyone finds it easy to open themselves up enough to become transparent. It requires getting to know yourself, your brand, your value’s, and your truths.
It’s not a secret we’ve kept on purpose, but not everyone has seen or felt our women’s work cargo pants in action! The Alison hi vis work cargos and the Carly non hi vis work cargos both share a unique and innovative feature designed specifically for the working woman in mind. This feature is known as an Easy Fit waistband – which is simply an invisible, extendable waistband.
As I’ve moved (very slowly!) through my pregnancy journey, I’ve been lucky enough to test, trial and rock Co Gear's next generation maternity range. In doing this I’ve been able to understand the technology that has gone into the features of these designs and how they’ve been made to grow with you and your baby.
Women are underrepresented in aviation. Rural challenges are distance, limited child-care and an improving (but still not adequate) female representation in aviation. Learning to fly is hard enough, but women in rural areas don't have the option of choice with the distance and may prefer a female instructor, who are few and far between.
On this specific day of acknowledgement, we celebrate females for their work in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic fields. February 11th marks this wonderful day for women all around the world. Let’s be sure to thank and support them for what they have contributed to society and the change they are making for generations to come.
Going green. Zero or no waste. Reduce the impact. We have all seen the widespread promotion and the benefits surrounding these topics. But how many of us have started implementing changes in our homes, to help to reduce our waste and carbon footprint? Looking after the environment and everything in it is an important task, that we all need to play a part in. No waste education and looking after the environment can not only be a great activity for conscious families, but also a very fun one!
The definition of mentor is “an experienced and trusted adviser”. In other words, it’s someone that can support you to get from where you are, to where you want to be. There are many benefits to finding the perfect mentor, and women mentoring women can be a very powerful alliance.
The word diet often gets a bad rap and the first things that come to mind is food restriction and lettuce leaves. The reality is that we all have control over how and what we eat, and have the responsibility to nurture our bodies in the way that is best for us. Mindful eating/dieting is a personal arrangement between you and the food you eat, so how can you stick to this when working away from home on a FIFO roster, when the meals are prepared for you?
When Co Gear began as “She’s Empowered”, Kym O’Leary, knew she wanted to cater to women of all body shapes and sizes. This is why our sizes range from a petite 4 to a plus size 26 – contributing to a high quality, sustainable women’s workwear brand that’s made to last.
The world got turned upside down for a lot of us in 2020 and the fear of another crazy year ahead lingers but we are here to encourage you to let go of fear and to embrace what’s ahead. How can you do that you may be thinking, well we have come up with an aspiration worksheet to get you started! It’s all about laying the foundation for a positive start to the New Year and practicing gratitude every day.
Co Gear supports sustainability in everything we do, and Christmas is the perfect time to implement that! We are continually striving to improve our workwear, while being conscious of the responsibility we have and the mechanisms available to us to do this in an environmentally sustainable way. This motivation extends further than just our business values, but also into our personal day to day.
Do you leave a blank spot where you took time off work or explain it as maternity leave? This is the resume controversy we often hear about when it comes to mother’s returning to the workforce. We decided to take a deeper look into how women feel about listing maternity or parental leave on their resumes and offer some words of advice.
Toy’s that advocate for diversity: Take a peak at Co Gear’s diversity inspired Toy Catalogue for Christmas 2020
These are simply some gift ideas that have been created with extra thought for our next generation, encouraging confidence in their own skin, education around disabilities, and supporting the truth that they can grow up to be whoever they dream to be. Overall let’s aim to give less “stuff” and more education, wisdom and love to our families this year.
Co Gear collaborated with the team at WAI - The Australian Chapter, to create an inclusive workwear package which included 2 pairs of cargo work pants or a maternity kit for a pregnant applicant. For those who haven’t heard us speak their praises, WAI are a volunteer community that empower and support women with career goals in the Aviation industry. To announce the scholarship winners, a Zoom presentation was held in true 2020 style, an event Kym was honored to take part in.
Through feedback from real women with real bodies and real dreams of comfortable hi vis work cargos, Kym hit the drawing board and designed Alice to properly fit women’s hips, thighs and bums, and help women feel comfortable and confident on site. Women everywhere found these cargos to be a success and they grew quite the following.
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