Female protective workwear designed by women, for women
Fit for purpose women's PPE in Australia
As women working in traditionally male dominated industries like construction, engineering, manufacturing and mining, we deserve PPE that’s uniquely designed for us that fits properly.
Welcome to Apto, the first Australian made and designed female protective workwear range, including maternity.
Having worked in the engineering industry, in 2012 we decided to officially launch a working group idea and hit the marketplace with personal protective clothes designed to fit women’s shape properly and a clear goal:
to make women safer, more comfortable, professional and stylish.
Our PPE finally gives women the options we need to take us from onsite to the boardroom with ease, professionalism and meeting all industry and safety requirements.
Women no longer have to wear downsized men's PPE
High visible, safety workwear designed by women for women
Women have traditionally worn downsized men’s clothing. This means protective workwear that’s too loose or tight in different areas, arms and legs too long, and restricted movement. Not exactly safe or “protective” and very uncomfortable.
The Apto range is designed for the female shape and complies with AS 4602 for high visibility safety garments.
Companies promoting a fit for purpose female PPE range will naturally promote acceptance and diversity on site, giving your female staff the confidence to participate and feel accepted. We want women wearing APTO to unapologetically embrace their identity, no longer needing to dress like a man to fit in, because it’s exhausting being two different people – ‘one of the boys’ and ourselves.
Our range has been tested by women for comfort and practicality on the job. Just like the women who wear APTO, the clothing is job focused with every design feature carefully considered and tested to ensure the best possible performance, allowing the wearer to focus on their job.
The APTO fit for purpose range increases the safety of the safety wear itself. Where women have traditionally worn downsized men’s clothing, maneuverability is reduced, long sleeves and legs can cause hazards, clothing is too tight or too loose and discomfort takes the mind off the job.
With only 10% participation of women in these male dominated industries such as mining and construction, companies promoting a fit for purpose female PPE range are promoting acceptance and diversity on site, which will give more women the confidence to participate. Women wearing APTO will feel more confident about their identity, no longer needing to dress like a man to fit in.
The range has been tested for comfort and practicality on the job. Just like the women that wear APTO, the clothing is job focused with every design feature carefully considered and tested to ensure the best possible performance.
Every one of these attributes SAFETY, CONFIDENCE & PRACTICALITY are the reasons why a protective maternity workwear range is such an important addition to the PPE category. It’s essential that pregnant women continue to work safely in their roles wearing PPE and that they feel comfortable and included.
Apto meaning to fit, to adapt, to make ready, to adjust.
Celebrating the mavericks leading change in male dominated industries
As women, we are proud of our profession and careers in traditionally male dominated industries like construction, engineering, manufacturing and mining. We are proud to be the trailblazers making it easier for the next generation of women to enter these workforces.
We shouldn't have to tolerate and conform and be ‘one-of-the-boys’.
We take pride in our individuality. We know there’s opportunity in difference and diversity and we want to smash those remaining glass ceilings.
We want respect. We want to be as safe and comfortable as men onsite.
Women's protective workwear that's safe, comfortable & stylish
Risk free, online shopping
We want to make ordering our women’s PPE as easy as possible. We ship across Australia and have a 30 day return policy because we want you to feel as safe, comfortable and stylish as we believe you will.
You can purchase our range online or, if you're in Melbourne, make an appointment to visit our office in Hardware Lane.
Wrong size? No problem. Simply return and we will exchange for a smaller or larger size.
If ordering in bulk, we can send samples to see, touch and test.
All Apto clothing can be tailored to your organisation’s specifications such as colour and organisation emblems/logos.