BLOG

Affirmative action Alice cargos aviation industry best plus size work wear best work pants for short women BHP BHP mining body shapes Busy Woman change clothing co gear Co Gear Au confidence conscious bias diverse diversity Donate Eco Friendly Environment family matters female hi vis workwear fifo fly in fly out gender bias gender equality gender equality in the workplace gender pay gap good business Grandma Moses hi vis Hi Vis For Pregnancy Hi Vis Maternity PPE Hi Vis Maternity Workwear hi vis waterproof jacket womens high visibility hivisforpregnancy hivismaternityppe hivismaternityworkwear impostor syndrome inclusivity Industrial Maternity Workwear industrial workwear industrialmaternityworkwear Inspiring women J.K rowling Julia Child ladies hi vis jacket ladies outdoor workwear ladies work vest ladies workwear afterpay maternity work pants maternityworkwearideas mental health day 2020 mentoring mining mining australia miningaustralia morningsickness National Op Shop Week national work safe month nextgenerationmaternityrange online shopping partneringforchange personal development plus size workwear positive discrimination PPE pressforprogress Recycle Reduce The Impact relocate remaining resilient resources for resources Ruth Bader Ginsburg safety safety equipment safetytogether safeworkmonth Sandy Cargo Pants shes's empowered STEM successful women Sustainable Shopping tradie Tradie Lady Vera Wang wai australia WHS women in aviation women in construction women in industry women in mining women pilots women's work cargo pants women's work pants Women's Workwear Look Book womeninconstruction womens hi vis workwear womens workwear womensworkwear work work boots work relocation workplace workwear
Women in Aviation – The Australian Chapter: Diversifying the Aviation industry, one woman at a time
November 23, 2020

Women in Aviation – The Australian Chapter: Diversifying the Aviation industry, one woman at a time

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.

Read more

The transformation of our women's cargo work pants: Alice becomes Alison
November 16, 2020

The transformation of our women's cargo work pants: Alice becomes Alison

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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!

Read more

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."

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more