The Groundbreaker Work Pants are well-fitting, durable work pants made for hardworking women. Designed with lightweight, breathable fabric, Groundbreakers allow tradeswomen and do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) to knock out long hours in the field, backyard, or shop in comfort. And thanks to our contoured waistband that follows – instead of resisting – women’s curves, say goodbye to unwanted “rear gaping.”
Designed with input from more than 400 tradeswomen and craftswomen, and over a year of prototyping, our mid-weight Work Pants are made with an 8-oz. cotton/polyester fabric with two-way stretch and have a suede reinforcement so that open blades won’t cut through your Groundbreakers. With a water-repellent finish, Groundbreakers provide 3-season protection that helps prevent being stuck in uncomfortable, wet clothing on the job.
100% machine washable, your new pants are loaded with 6 deep pockets for tools, shears, zip ties, and holders for Sharpies and carpenter pencils. And our hidden double knee extends the life of your Groundbreakers while keeping the seamless appearance of everyday pants.
Whether you are a tradeswoman, hobbyist, or you just like having extra pockets and comfort on hikes with your dog, Groundbreakers will be your go-to pants for work hard, play hard moments.
Breaking free of a constrictive fit, Groundbreakers provide more room for the quads and hips than typical work pants, and taper in below the knees to provide a tailored-looking silhouette. The leg hems fit around your work boots or can be tucked into muck boots.
With lab-tested strength on par with heavyweight duck cotton, Groundbreaker Work Pants are made from strong yet lightweight, breathable fabric that weighs over a pound less than comparable work pants. Lighter fabric means less work fatigue and increased performance.
Thanks to our athletic fit, custom stretch fabric, and gusseted crotch, climbing, crawling, and crouching are limited only by what your body can do.
We need help from the Kickstarter community to meet production minimums and to keep the Groundbreakers at a price that we feel is right.
Any money raised beyond the $12,000 goal will be used to expand the work pant design into new color options and fits for even more body types.
For work or play, I was never afraid to get my hands dirty. But for so long, the women’s workwear I purchased would be torn to pieces from a lack of durability. And when I shopped in the men’s aisles, the ill-fitted clothing caught while I worked, resulting in holes, I grew tired of constantly adjusting or modifying my clothes.
While I was never attached to my work clothes, it felt wasteful and disappointing that the workwear options available to women could never stand the test of time. And after speaking with over 400 professional tradeswomen and DIYers, I realized I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. With this knowledge, TOUGHER was born: a new brand of work apparel inspired by, designed for, and catered to the tough women in the field, backyard, and shop.
Risks and challenges
Our manufacturer in the USA has a long track record of providing high-quality work production for large established brands, as well as for startups. Additionally, all materials needed for our production run are already stateside with our manufacturer. As such, manufacturing risks are low. Since fabrics and trim materials are routinely tested by manufacturers for quality control, it is unlikely that our fabrics or trim materials will fail standard testing protocols but there is always a small risk.
Other challenges include shipping delays due to unavoidable and unforeseen weather or environmental events, or other occurrences that may affect our shipping service's fleet.
One of the biggest obstacles, however, is right here with Kickstarter's all-or-nothing policy: if our fundraising goal is not met, we do not receive any of the funds and will not be able to move forward with our production run.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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