Get Dirty at Work or Play with Dovetail!

Posted by Whole Earth | 03.17.2023

 A woman woodworker wearing Dovetail Workwear pants on the job.



Get Dirty at Work or Play with Dovetail!


While browsing in our women's clothing department at Whole Earth, you may have noticed Dovetail Workwear. Dovetail makes work clothing for women who need tough pants that can stand up to the wear and tear of rugged jobs in the trades, the arts, and the outdoors. In short, jobs and adventures where the odds are good that dirt will be involved.


Founders of Dovetail Workwear - from left to right - Kate Day, Kyle Marie Summers and Sara DeLucaFor years women have had to make do wearing work clothes designed for men that didn't fit well or regular jeans that weren't tough enough for the job and wore out quickly. Some traditional workwear brands have begun making clothing for women, but with a decided lack of style. Dovetail Workwear was created by the fortuitous meeting of landscapers Kate Day and Kyle Marie Summers with Sara DeLuca, an apparel industry expert. The three decided to design and produce Dovetail's first pants to fill the gap in performance and good looks in women's workwear. Today, they make work clothes for women, by women.


Dovetail's first offering was extensively field tested by women who work as bike mechanics and construction workers as well as artists and firefighters. Their input helped hone Dovetail Workwear's fit, function and durability. These pants are made specifically for women's bodies. The fit includes a mid-rise contoured waist, stretch fabrics for bending, and a comfortable cut for multiple body types.


Dovetail Workwear pants are pocket savvy. No more looking around for the tool you need. Dovetail pants have lots of deep, functional pockets placed in the correct spots to be useful. You'll have the tools you need at hand ready for use.  Dovetail pants also have a gusseted crotch. Gussets add extra room and strength to pants, as well as providing ease of movement.


You'll have a surprising range of fabrics to choose from: midweight stretch canvas, midweight high-stretch performance denim, lightweight hemp denim, and more.  All are field and abrasion tested. Dovetail pants have reinforced panels in high-stress areas like the knee, thigh, and rear cuff, plus rivets at key stress points. These pants are made to last!


So what sort of Dovetail pants will you find at Whole Earth? Read on!


Dovetail Workwear Women's Freshley Overalls

Dovetail Workwear Women's Freshley OverallsHere's a pair of overalls that are feminine, stretchy in all the right places, and flattering. Made with a midweight stretch denim, Freshley Overalls are designed for a woman's body. They're slim enough to feel flattering but loose enough for lots of movement. With 15 pockets to choose from, you can find a place to put just about anything you need to have close at hand. There's a zippered pocket on the leg for a phone where it's easy to reach and doesn't get in the way. The suspenders have elastic on the back so you can pull them off over your shoulder rather than having to undo them. Take your Freshly Overalls hiking, on dog walks, or wear them for lounging at home. They're that comfortable. Please note: if you already have a pair of Dovetail pants, your sizing may be different for the overalls.


Dovetail Workwear Women's Christa DIY Pants

Dovetail Workwear Women's Christa DIY Pants

If the idea of working in your sweatpants sounds appealing, the Christa DIY Pants may be just what you're looking for. They're pull-on pants with seven pockets, double-layered knees, a hammer loop, and made of sturdy midweight high-stretch performance denim. The fabric is a blend of heavy-duty 53% modal, 25% recycled polyester with Repreve TruTemp365, 13% polyester, 7% cotton, and 2% The polyester, is made from recycled plastic bottles, eight per pair of pants. The soft elastic waistband is comfortable and won't dig into your waist like most jeans when bending down. The leg has a relaxed fit but will sit snuggly over boots to keep your feet debris free. 


Dovetail Workwear Women's Hemp Utility Shortalls

Dovetail Workwear Women's Hemp Utility Shortalls

The Dovetail Workwear Shortalls were made for summer in Texas. The fabric is a tough ultra-lightweight hemp denim blend that's ready in hot weather to go to work, to garden, to hit the trail, or to just hang out. It's a breathable, comfortable blend of 83% cotton and 17% hemp. These Utility Shortalls have 12 pockets, some nested, plus a zip pocket for security, a tool loop, and flexible suspenders for easy on and off wear. The relaxed leg fit cools and gives freedom of movement. 


Dovetail Workwear Anna Taskpants 

Dovetail Workwear Anna Taskpants Searching for some painter's white canvas work pants that combine function and good looks? You've found them with the Anna Taskpant! These relaxed, straight-leg, mid-rise pants are made of a midweight stretch canvas that blends 97% BCI cotton and 3% spandex. Better Cotton Initiative, BCI, strives to be not only better for the environment, but also for the farmers and communities who supply it. With nine pockets, you'll find a place for everything you need to keep close at hand, plus there's a tool loop! The crotch gusset gives added freedom of movement. The knees are reinforced, and there are knee slots should your task require extra padded protection. And the cuffs are reinforced for added durability.  


So if you're looking for a pair of tough pants to stand up to a rugged job or for outdoor adventures, check out Dovetail Workwear at Whole Earth. It's workwear made for women who get dirty at work or at play.



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