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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.
Womens workwear: Where does textile waste go?

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

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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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.
FIFO | residential mine site | high visibility | reflective work pants

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