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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 in mining hi vis workwear
May 10, 2021

5 simple steps to score an entry level job position in mining

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.

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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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April 05, 2021

Lucille 4-in-1 Ladies Hi Vis Jacket: Solving working women's workwear frustrations

Doing what we do best, we collaborated with these women along with industry leaders BHP, to create the best ladies hi vis jacket on the market. Lucille turned out to be a one of kind beauty – featuring everything that these women had asked for.

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 | 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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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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women's workwear pants, women in aviation
August 24, 2020

The Sky's The Limit

Last week I had the chance to chat to up coming aviation star and go getter, Ellen Polacsek. Ellen is a part of Women in Aviation – The Australian Chapter (WAI), an amazing organisation that Co Gear has previously collaborated with - creating a scholarship to support aviation students.  We absolutely applaud them for the support, encouragement and opportunities that they give women to advance in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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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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