As a self-trained chef Maxine Thompson was accustomed to long hard days in the kitchen, but it seems her trousers were not. When working in Tasmania in 2013, Thompson found that she could not find a pair of trousers that were cool, comfortable and durable enough to withstand 14 hours of physically demanding work a day. Her, and other female chefs were restricted to kitchen supply store baggy trousers, or jeans that would bleed colour into their chef whites, the crotch would split and buttons would pop off. So, Thompson took matters into her own hands…
As of February his year Thompson officially launched PolkaPants, the ‘40s-inspired high-waist, slim-fit trousers for female chefs around the world. Made from 97 percent cotton, which is hard wearing yet breathable, and 3 percent stretch for that much needed movement alongside super high definition damask woven labels developed with us at Dot2dot Branding, she has provided the ultimate in practical trousers.
However, their benefits do not end with practicality. PolkaPants provide the chance to bring style into the famously hard-work environment that is the restaurant kitchen. The trousers come in black, houndstooth, and of course the signature polka-dot print, created by screen-print, thus every pair is entirely unique. Although the line has only been available since February, Thompson has amassed a loyal following from the likes of Jemma Wilson (Crumbs and Dollies), Chef Gizzi Erskine and of course, the Dot2dot Branding team. We are currently working on some rustic taffeta broad loom labels for her new range, and we couldn’t be more excited to be involved.
To get your hands on a pair, head to www.polkapants.com or to feel inspired follow PolkaPants on instaagram here - www.instagram.com/polkapants_
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