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More than just a pair of ladies’ hi vis work pants, Alice is about to become your favourite new work wife! She compliments, flatters and shows off all your great features with her sleek design, extensive inside leg venting and our unique cut-to-fit™ leg length hem.
What to love
Extensive inside leg venting to help you stay cool and dry
Exposed pocket zip for easy access and secure storage
Awesome large multipurpose pockets (yep, it will even fit your large smartphone!)
Unique cut-to-fit™ design so you can lengthen or shorten the leg lengths to fit you like a glove
Reflective tape on the calf and shin area
Knee pad compartments for extra cushioning when kneeling and crawling (and they’re removable too!)
50+ ultra violet protection factor
Belt loop for gloves
What to know
AS/NZS standards: AS/NZS 4602.1:2011
Fabric: 250gsm cotton drill
Behind the Scenes
Before Alice ladies’ hi vis work cargos were on the map, women were struggling to find a pair of safety compliant pants to wear on site.
Our founder, Kym Clark, was working at a Central Queensland mine where staff commuted by bus to get to and from the mine. It turned out, this became a market research forum and the breeding ground for the idea of Alice work cargos for women. On the bus, Kym would hear women complaining that their work pants were too snug at the hips, so they would have to order a size or two up which then made the pants too loose at the crotch and leg. It was a constant battle.
When Kym saw a woman in the mess hall at dinner one night wearing flattering cargos, she approached the woman to learn more. It turns out the cargos weren’t something she could just order, as they were a DIY project! This woman was too petite for the supplied uniform and a belt simply scrunched up all the excess material at her waist making them hot and uncomfortable, so I guess out of frustration and necessity she found her own solution. She bought a pair of cargos that she loved in a mainstream clothing store and sewed on the reflective tape at her own expense and in her own time.
There were even more instances of women unhappy with their hi vis safety pants cropping up, and this was making Kym fierier by the day. At the time, she had only recently launched She’s Empowered with a maternity shirt, but she decided the brand had to be bigger than that. It had to empower women right across the mining, resources, construction and transport sectors that were faced with the same challenge.
And that’s how Alice was born!
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.
What women are saying about Alice
I am absolutely overjoyed with my Alice pants! The size guide was spot on – the measurements were representative of the fit of the pants. As you also told me, there was absolutely no shrinkage with washing/drying. Your mission to fit women in comfortable clothing has certainly been met with me – I feel like a million bucks wearing your pants. Keep up the good work! Clare M
Unfortunately, there is no industry standard for sizing which is probably hard given everyone’s body is unique, but this means it is time to forget the number on the tag, and go with the best fit!
Of course, we try to keep it in line with what you would expect to wear in other brands, however She’s Empowered Alice cargos are made by humans, not machines, which we’re proud of but it means there can be a slight degree of variability between each garment.
We totally get that buying before trying can be daunting, but don’t worry. If what you order is a little snug or a bit too loose, get in touch with us by email, phone or Facebook message and we’ll help you out with an exchange. See returns and exchanges below for terms and conditions.
We aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours, however as a small team it can take up to 48 hours during sale periods and peak times. Please remember the postman doesn't work on weekends and public holidays, but we will get your order out to you as soon as possible.
If you’re ever needing a shipping update, just get in touch with your order number ready and we can let you know its status.
Standard post: 5 – 10 days
Express post: 1 – 3 days within express post zones
Please contact our office on 1300 854 551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Returns and Exchanges
We are committed to inclusion and empowerment, and that starts with helping you feel comfortable and confident in your work wear. If your order doesn’t fit you properly, just get in contact with us and we would be delighted to help you change your size. All products that need exchanging must not have been worn and must be returned in their original form with tags attached in the original packaging.
Please note, we do not offer refunds for change of mind or on sale items.