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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 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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women and girls in STEM, womens workwear
March 22, 2021

Supporting women In STEM: Why things need to change

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.

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women in mining workwear, womens hi vis workwear, maternity construction work pants
March 08, 2021

The art of being transparent in business

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. 

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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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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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aspiration worksheet | Co Gear
January 04, 2021

Plan your year with Co Gear’s aspiration worksheet: New year, no fear!

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.

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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 aviation | cargo work pants | tradie pants | uniform workwear
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.

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womens workwear pants | ladies navy work cargo pants | Hi Visibility
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.

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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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National Safe Work Month, workwear safety
October 26, 2020

Advocate For Change This National Safe Work Month

No hat no play! We’ve heard it as children and it still applies in adulthood today. At Co Gear, we are advocating the importance of National Safe Work Month, and the incidents that can easily be prevented through the knowledge and education of WHS procedures.

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work clothes for women, cargo pants, working wear
October 19, 2020

The Many Roles Of A Woman: Women's Work Pants Create Resilience

With the resilience of the average (extraordinary) woman in mind, we’ve created a pair of pants suited to meet most, if not all of these roles. The magic formula? A little bit of style, a pinch of sustainable material, a shake of unique technology and a bucket load of conscious thinking, leaving us with a pair of adaptable and multifaceted cargo pants that ooze longevity. If you haven’t already guessed, we named her Sandy.

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Co Gear | womens trade workwear | ladies hi vis | uniform workwear
October 12, 2020

We’re Moving: New Warehouse For Our Women’s Hi Vis Workwear

With the expansion of our company and our steady growth, we knew it was time to update our current digs to our own warehouse. Being the leaders in Women’s Hi Vis Workwear and specialising in Women’s Hi Vis Maternity Workwear, we wanted to have our warehouse local – giving us more control over operations and customer experiences.

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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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 21, 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In our own advocacy for women’s rights, workplace inclusion and the end of gender discrimination, we will continue to learn from Ruth’s trail blazing leadership and courage. She’s a true reminder of our “why” here at Co Gear and someone we will never forget. 

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women tradie pants, womens tradie workwear
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.

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