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women in mining workwear collaborations
May 31, 2021

The simple power of investing in yourself: Co Gear show's you how to do it

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.

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Womens workwear: Where does textile waste go?
May 24, 2021

What’s really happening to our planet: Where does textile waste go?

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.

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Women’s workwear to suit all body shapes
May 17, 2021

Women’s workwear to suit all body shapes

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.

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Tailoring our workwear for women
April 26, 2021

A step by step on HOW we tailor our workwear for women

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.

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maternity hi vis workwear
April 19, 2021

The maternity workwear dilemma

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.

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womens hi vis workwear, hi vis orange and navy Jacket and hi vis ladies vest
April 12, 2021

Implementing changes to our hi vis vest and hi vis jacket – you asked, we answered!

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.

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womens workwear, maternity hi vis workwear, ladies maternity orange workshirt and navy maternity cargos
March 27, 2021

Workwear that inspires confidence during pregnancy

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

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ladies hi vis workwear, cargo pants, women in mining
March 01, 2021

Women’s work cargo pants that fit – what’s our secret?

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.

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Co Gear Maternity hi vis workwear, women in mining
February 22, 2021

My pregnancy journey: Week 13 – week 36 in my Co Gear maternity women’s workwear

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.

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women in aviation workwear options
February 15, 2021

Learning to fly with Grace: breaking barriers for women in rural areas

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. 

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Girls and women in STEM
February 08, 2021

Why we should celebrate International Day of Girls and Women in Stem

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.

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No waste education for conscious families
February 01, 2021

No waste education for conscious families

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! 

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Women mentoring women
January 25, 2021

Women mentoring women: the unsung benefits that could be helping you

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.

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healthy eating habits working FIFO, women in mining and construction
January 18, 2021

How to diet and maintain healthy eating habits working a FIFO role – is it possible?

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? 

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womens hi vis workwear, plus size ladies workwear
January 11, 2021

Plus size workwear and fashion: women want gaps filled and a wider range of inclusive clothing

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.

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How to reduce our impact and have a more sustainable Christmas
December 21, 2020

5 ideas to reduce our impact and have a more sustainable Christmas

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.

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women returning to the workplace after having a baby | should you acknowledge your maternity leave period on your resume
December 14, 2020

Mother’s returning to the workforce: the resume controversy

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.

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Toy’s that advocate for diversity | girls construction
December 07, 2020

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.

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women in mining | Self Love | FIFO | Cargo Pants
November 30, 2020

Chats with a self-love Queen: Body positivity, mental health and fifo life

Currently there is a large focus on self-love and body positivity in our society and in the online realm, you could even say it’s become somewhat of a movement. Women are feeling more and more confident to show off their bodies, share their health journeys and the struggles they have faced with body image...

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Maternity workwear | pregnancy | work pants reflective | Safety workwear
November 09, 2020

Pregnant women speak out: We want maternity work pants that fit!

24 weeks pregnant and this time around I'm grateful to be working mostly from home. My first pregnancy was totally different - I was working the 9-5 job and dreaded choosing what to wear daily. Everything was either too tight, uncomfortable or just didn't look right. It was easy enough to find maternity singlets, tights and casual (not so stylish) t-shirts, but maternity work pants? A rare occurrence! You could even see that some brands just slapped a piece of extra material onto their garments and called it maternity – a poor excuse for what should be a functional and supportive wardrobe essential for pregnant women.

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FIFO | residential mine site | high visibility | reflective work pants
November 02, 2020

Relocating for work: the pros and cons you need to consider

I moved to Townsville by myself, relocating from Toowomba to work for BHP. In hindsight it was the best thing I’ve done and I wouldn’t change it for anything. It helped me become more social when it came to work and the new friends I made, became family. Some great advantages was that it was easy to save money living remotely and I became a part of the small communities I lived in

– Claire Aitchison, Operations Lead at Co Gear

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FIFO mental health, women in mining and construction
October 05, 2020

Conquering Mental Health Issues For Fly In Fly Out Workers

Mental health can often be viewed as a “taboo” subject, creating barriers and fear around opening communication channels to have those (sometimes tough) conversations. This is something Co Gear is passionate about breaking down in the workplace and community, along with external factors such as discrimination and workplace bullying.

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Co Gear supports National Op Shop week
September 28, 2020

Why We Support Shopping Second-hand

Okay, so it’s not just the love for bargain shopping that makes the Co Gear team a big fan of op shops – it’s about how it reduces the impact on our environment as well. Opting to purchase second-hand saves additional pollutants such as dyes and bleach being released into the environment, as opposed to when new garments are made. 

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