It may not look like much, but the Red Coat Women’s red coat is a symbol of a woman’s empowerment and a symbol to show solidarity with other women.
“We don’t want to look like a bunch of gothic ladies.
We want to show that it’s possible to be a woman in the red coat,” said Emily Coates, who is the president of the Redcoat Women’s Collective.
The collective started as a way to promote women in fashion and, as such, the Redcoats are not just a fashion label.
“A lot of us have felt like we’ve been pushed aside by society.
The red coat really brings women together,” said Coates.
“There are so many women’s brands and fashion companies out there and they all want to be women and women are going to want to wear them.”
While some brands do make the red coats available to purchase, the co-operative’s women’s collection has gone on sale for the past five years.
“It’s been really good.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen that.
We’ve got the most popular red coats and they’ve all been great, and we’ve got to thank all the women who have come in and made it happen,” said co-operative co-founder Rachel Hildebrandt.
Coates is the only female co-op member, and she has a long history of being a part of the community.
Coats started working as a housekeeper at the Redneck House in North York, and it wasn’t until she moved to Toronto that she could afford to wear the redcoat.
“I would wear it and it was really good for my confidence, for my self-esteem, for the confidence of the ladies that I worked with,” she said.
“When I had my first experience with the redcoats, I remember walking through the door, and I thought, ‘What is this?’
And then I saw the women, the women wearing the red, it was amazing.
It was like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve just met my hero.'”
Coates said she wanted to create a women’s fashion label to support women and to provide opportunities for them to make it.
“So we decided to create the Red Coats Women’s Collection, and that was a big leap for me.
It gave me a new vision, and now it’s the brand that I work for,” she explained.
“To me, it’s like, what are you waiting for?
Make it happen!”
The Redcoat Collective has grown in popularity with women of all ages, genders and races.
Coating said the Redcrest collection is meant to be worn by any woman, whether she’s just starting out in fashion or has been wearing it for years.
It will only be available at Redcoatwomen.com.
“The Redcoast collection will be available in the fall, which is a fantastic time for women to wear it.
It is really, really easy to wear and we have a whole range of colours.
We also have an awesome selection of high-quality shoes.
It really gives you that sparkle and sparkle,” she added.
Coate hopes the RedCoats will become a community resource for women, who are often overlooked by fashion labels and the media.
“For me, to wear my Redcoach, it means I’m a feminist.
I am an empowered feminist, and the Redcat is an empowering feminine brand,” she concluded.