Women Deserve Honest Workwear with Gamine (+ Giveaway)
Transitioning from gardening to farming led me down the path of realizing that the pieces of clothing I owned were no longer going to work for the many tasks at hand. After a full season on the Little Homestead ruining almost all of my pairs of jeans from kneeling down in the dirt, squatting on my muddy boots, or haphazardly wiping my hands down the legs, I knew that I had to make a change. What I did not realize was that there weren’t many options out there for me, other than a pair of baggy jeans from the resale shop (which can be good in their own way) to wear while working out in the fields. Of course, there’s always Carhartt, right? I do love my coveralls, but there are many days where they are simply impractical for a working mom of a toddler. Overalls are not my favorite, I’ll just come out and say it. They sit funny in all of the places and do not help flatter my mom tummy. Anybody else feeling me? It was back to jeans that soaked my knees in mud and were no good for washing greens, the cheap ones that fell apart after so many washes because it was the only option I could find. Then entered Gamine, a sustainable company owned by women that creates quality workwear for women.
I fell head over heels in love with their clothing when I first came across it. The feminine silhouettes paired with a tailored utilitarian style made me swoon. I am wearing the Sweetwater Trousers, inspired and named after, “Women Airforce Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.), the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. Trained in Sweetwater, Texas (due west on I20 a few hours from Dickies 1922 HQ), these courageous women volunteered as civilians to serve as pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Working as a Band of Sisters, these women sacrificed pay, benefits, and uniform.”
How inspiring is that?
When I put these on for the first time, they fit like a glove. The Gamine team is on top of helping you find the perfect fit for your body. I love that these trousers have an adjustable waist; I usually order clothing that’s purposely oversized for comfort and styling purposes. The waist on these is a little large for me, but I have fairly wide hips so they actually fit perfect in that area. All I had to do was tighten the waist up a bit with the adjustable tabs, and voila! They are the most comfortable pants I have ever worn when it comes to other workwear that I own; I choose these trousers every time. I even wear them outside of the farm on coffee shop work days or while runnings errands. I think they make a pretty wonderful choice even if you are an at-home gardener, maybe even if you don’t have a job that requires getting grimy every day. My initial reaction to these pants was their aesthetic; when I wear them I feel like I’ve finally achieved that modernized vintage farmer look and I can get them dirty without feeling guilty. Win!
Gamine Workwear has generously teamed up with us to give away $170 credit to their online shop! You can choose a pair of Sweetwater Trousers for yourself or go with something different. I am wearing the trousers in Honeycomb. They also come in an amazing olive color, though that particular fabric is on limited run so if you want it - act fast! Gamine has an array of other workwear garments for women including this amazing smock, a pocket apron, work shorts (amen!), and hats!
Are you ready for the chance to win some credit towards this sustainable, women-owned brand? The giveaway is incredibly easy to enter. Just follow the steps in the plugin below. You have 5 ways to enter; the more ways that you enter the better your chances are of winning. This giveaway is open until 11:59 PM CST on 10/29/18. You have a full week to get to it! Entries are open internationally. The winner will be contacted directly via email.