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 across western Canada. My name is Audrey Rippingale and I am founder, owner and truck driver for She Works She Plays. My history is driving trucks and running equipment. My own frustration at not being able to find good women's workwear that fit 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 had been doing for Island Ready Mix for the past decade, I realized the time to do something had come. This crossroads in life got my creativity flowing and the business was born. I truck from town to town with my Kenworth, my pup Maggie and my converted semi-trailer which sets up as a store on wheels.
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
Enjoying my last stop on the island - Duncan.
Two women who own a construction company in Australia have decided, like me, to take the problem of finding women's industrial work wear into their own hands. As well as running their own business in the trades, they are designing a line of women's workwear.
I have arrived and finished the two hour set-up at Shar-Kare in Courtenay! Check out the calendar for more detail. Took a little time yesterday to enjoy our beautiful west coast ... SHE PLAYS ON CANADA DAY!
It has been a couple very busy first few weeks of operation, and I am pleased to announce locations for the next three weeks. Next stop, guess what? Willow Point.
Ladies, the big day is finally here! If you are a woman who works in industry or trades, or if you are one of those hands-on women who likes to get here hands dirty, then come on down and climb up into The Chick Truck.
The trailer is complete and the process of inventorying and stocking is in progress. Of course, like everything else with this unique business venture, the process is not normal. After a pretrip to town last week when all the shelving of the boot rack bounced out of place, (and no!