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Why We Support Shopping Second-hand
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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Remembering 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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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.

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How Late is Too Late?
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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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. 

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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!

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Combatting Morning Sickness in the Workplace
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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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."

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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.

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Chat with Kym! All things "rebrand"
June 22, 2020

Chat with Kym! All things "rebrand"

Join us as Kym answers questions about the emotions surrounding Co Gear's rebrand, the creative process and how we got where we are today. It's been a journey but as Kym describes, it was all worth it to bring working women the industrial clothing options they deserve.

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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.

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Suzie or Sue? We help you decide which design is right for you
June 01, 2020

Suzie or Sue? We help you decide which design is right for you

Co Gear is here to change the stigma, bringing you maternity options that are shaped to your body, can be worn after pregnancy and that are designed to personalise your journey. Whether you choose the Suzie or Sue pants, you don't have to lose that sense of self.

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