“Like other women working hard on farms or in stables, my go-to workwear has always been a well worn pair of all-in-one boiler suit overalls. But the end of another lambing season was the last straw. It was clear they were no longer up to the task. Not just because they were old and well past their best, but because they simply weren’t practical – not for me or any other female doing similar jobs.
Being ‘one size fits all’ and designed for men didn’t do me any favours – even the logistics of answering the call of nature were tiresome and time consuming. So while people ask me what the inspiration was behind creating our 2-into-1 coveralls, the answer is simple: I needed something that was better. A better design, a better shape, and a better fit. And the only way I was going to get it was if I designed it myself.
So armed with more ideas than time, I carried out market research and had numerous conversations with other females I knew in similar working environments – farming, equestrian, dog walking, gardening – even painters & decorators. It soon became clear there was a gap in the market – and demand was high.
So, in 2017, I set about designing a coverall that was totally practical, adaptable, and versatile, looked good and kept me clean too. And it wasn’t long before the 3 Donkeys 2-into-1 ladies coverall was born. With designs registered and production in progress, the successful launch of our first Classic coverall came in the winter of 2018.
This was soon followed by our small, but perfectly formed, range of 3 Donkeys apparel, with our second, premium coverall, the Dartmoor, launching just a year later. Now, 3 Donkeys is a fantastic, full-time, family-run business.
Because they were designed by a woman for women, I know our ladies coveralls have all the practicalities women need. They fit well, look fantastic, and have a level of hard-wearing, protective quality that’s second to none – find out more about them here.
We’re all really excited about 3 Donkeys and how our coveralls will help you and revolutionise your working day. So let us know what you think and we’ll do all we can to keep improving them and expanding our range for the future.”
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