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Tougher designs and sells rugged apparel for the million of underserved women in skilled labor trades.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Corvallis, OR, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2015
  • Employees 1
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website tougher.com

Company Summary

Tougher™ is an omni-channel brand that designs and sells work apparel to women in the skilled trades (i.e. farmers, electricians, plumbers). We developed our exceptional fit from over 400 interviews with women across numerous skilled trades- creating workwear that doesn't compromise on durability and allowing them to perform at their best in all-day comfort.


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    Founder + CEO

    Stacey Gose is from Iowa, the kid of fifth-generation farmers. Always loving to work outside, she figured she couldn’t be the only one tired of shopping for gear in the men’s section. In 2015, she launched her company during her MBA program. And successfully sold out of productions of work gloves and pants- the first two core products that launched Tougher.