She works she plays | Wear for the Active West Coast Woman |
 
audrey@sheworkssheplays.ca Phone: 250.203.8955

Bringing work and outer wear to women who work in industry, trades, mining, forestry, aquaculture or construction and to women who are outdoor enthusiasts on the west coast.

We are Everywhere Doing Everything. Lets be ourselves, be comfortable out there and prosper. The more of us that are out there working in industry and trades, the more natural and accepted it is. 1 woman on a job site stands out, 10 of us are just part of the crew. Lets make our presences known.

INDUSTRIAL WORK, SAFETY AND OUTDOOR WEAR FOR WOMEN

 

Who am I and what is this about

This is an exclusive personal shopping experience for women in communities on the west coast of Canada. My name is Audrey Rippingale and I am founder/owner/truck driver of this mobile business based out of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. My history is driving trucks and running equipment and I have been a part of the trades for decades now. My own frustration at not being able to find work wear had me thinking it was time someone did something about this issue. So when an ongoing wrist injury prevented me from continuing to drive concrete trucks, which I enjoyed doing for Island Ready Mix for the previous eight years, I realized the time to do something had come. This crossroads in life got my creativity flowing and the business was born. I travel the west coast with my Kenworth and converted semi-trailer which sets up as a store filled with women's industrial work, safety and outer wear.  

Here is an interview with CBC Radio North in May 2016 while I was in Terrace, BC. The interview covers who I am, what I am all about and the issues that us women working in industry and trades can face when it comes to getting work wear that is functional for us. 

"CBC Daybreak North" by host Carolina de Ryk - Audio

My story is also wonderfully summed up by CTV Vancouver Island News when Lisa Perry did a segment on my truck. The only thing I would add to the interview is that pink is not "my theme". I do carry some pink PPE because women have requested it, but I carry a wide range of all types of women's work, safety and outer wear.  I am very proud to run my own trucking business and to help women working in trades and industry get what they need to get their jobs done.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Hello ladies. I am just wrapping up my first trip for 2022 where I followed the Trans Mountain Pipeline project up to Valemount and then travelled the Kootenays. I will be planning my next trip north shortly.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Well ladies, I finally got a trip in this crazy strange year.  I came up to Chetwynd in August and I am parked in the same location for 4 weeks until September 18. 

 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hello ladies. I know all of us are being impacted by Covid-19 and are struggling to comprehend what is going on and what we should do.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

     Hello ladies, I am back in Campbell River now until March. I am not an online store but do private orders. if you are looking for some work wear, send me a message and I will see what I can do to help you. Contact 

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Hello ladies. I am wrapping on this north west trip up at the Smithers Fair where I can feel the cold season approaching. Next trip is north. It will be in order: Prince George, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St John, Tumbler Ridge, Grande Prairie, Mackenzie, Quesnel and lastly Merritt.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

MID-BC AND MID-WEST ALBERTA! Stops will be in order Lower Mainland (by private appointment only), Lillooet, Williams Lake, Valemount, ALBERTA - Hinton, Whitecourt and Edson, and wrapping up back in BC - Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

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