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Coffee Break: The Women of Dovetail Workwear

In Coffee Break, we catch people who inspire us during a rare break in their busy day for a virtual coffee date. We chat about what drives their personal and professional passions, how they get reenergized at home, and what they’re currently obsessing over.  As owners of a Portland, Oregon landscaping company, Kate Day and Kyle Begley had no problem getting messy. Finding the right clothes to do it in was another story. In an industry traditionally dominated by men, they struggled to find durable, high-quality work apparel that actually fit women (and wasn’t covered in flowers). Their search for the perfect pair of work pants started in earnest when they found an apparel industry veteran in client Sara Deluca. The three entrepreneurs got to work designing, field testing, and producing their first work pant: a slim-fit jean appropriately named the Maven. Today, Dovetail Workwear outfits working women for all kinds of non-traditional work, from handywomen and construction workers to artists and firefighters. We caught up with Kyle and Sara as they were preparing for …