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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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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 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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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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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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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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career change | fifo | women in mining and construction
August 03, 2020

How Late is Too Late?

There’s a misconception around aging and the milestones we are expected to meet along the way. There are no rules (or timelines) when it comes to finding your purpose, starting a new endeavour or even finding love. Women's Workwear brand, Co Gear, discusses the importance of being open to change, at any age.

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ladies workwear | Hi visibility jacket | tradie work pants | workwear pants
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. 

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Combatting Morning Sickness in the Workplace, pregnancy at work
July 13, 2020

Combatting Morning Sickness in the Workplace

There seems to be a silent rule of keeping pregnancies on the hush until the second trimester however if you're unwell or simply want to share the news - just do it! Confiding in your boss can take the pressure off hiding in the toilet or battling nausea during work.

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womens workwear
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.

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Co Gear: ladies construction clothing | workwear protective clothing
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.

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She's Empowered rebrands to Co Gear | Ladies Workwear | hi visibility clothing
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.

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ladies in mining and construction, maternity workwear
May 25, 2020

Exploring the features of Mae

Lightweight. Versatile. Compliant. Industry Approved. It’s through the feedback received from working women, our partners BHP and Blackwoods, and a touch (or a bucket) of innovation, that this one of a kind range was created. Here’s what new technology our Next Generation Maternity Workshirt brings – 

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