Structural steel and welding inspector Kay Sims has been instrumental in helping us understand the unique needs of women who spend their days playing with fire. Originally an artist and sewist, Sims sat down with us to discuss what it's really like on the jobsite and beyond. This interview is a continuation from our newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-monthly interviews, special discounts and more here.
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We had the most amazing time with the most badass tradeswomen at the October Women Build Nations 2017 Conference hosted by Chicago Women in Trades and the North America’s Building Trade’s Unions Women’s Committee in Chicago!
We were there to find out what women need in workwear and the attendees from all over the states and world delivered. We met and talked with inspired trades workers who disrupt the status quo and lead their fields every day. We heard so much about the incredible array of industries represented, the specialized workwear used and common frustration points.
Co-founder Sara DeLuca, who...
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