ZIP HERS IS FEMALE OWNED & OPERATED, BUILT ON A CORE BELIEF:
Women shouldn't feel uncomfortable outdoors when they need to pee. Our goal is to make the process easy so that you can enjoy your adventures and focus on achieving your goals.
OUR INCREDIBLE ZIPHERS TEAM
I love being outdoors whether it's running, walking, hiking, camping or any other activity that allows me to be in nature. I am passionate about helping people overcome challenges and have spent years working with disadvantaged individuals with disabilities. My greatest joy is spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, and my beloved dog, Piper.
DEBBIE’S INSPIRATION FOR ZIP HERS | HOW THE PANTS WERE BORN
The idea of Zip Hers women's activewear was the result of both my years of running marathons and my hiking excursions.
For a runner, timing is VERY important. We often train to beat our previous personal best times. One hurdle that hinders this goal is having to pee. While men can easily find numerous places to pee, women have to wait in long lines for the portacan. Tick. Tick. Tick. Every moment feels like torture.
This frustration had been on my mind for years, and then the lightbulb went off when I was hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim expedition! A female friend and hiker in the expedition experienced a moment of unintended self exposure as she tried to discreetly “use the restroom.” Her embarrassment and the continual jokes from some of the male hikers, fueled my passion to find solutions for both of these related issues.
As women, we shouldn’t have to get sidetracked from our goals and adventures just because we have to pee. With years of work and determination, I found incredible women who helped me create Zip Hers women's activewear. These amazing women all were and continue to be intricately involved in our brilliant Zip Hers team.
It is my experience and love for my profession that I contribute to ZipHers.
I am a costume designer for professional ballet. I am grateful to travel all over the world and work with many teams of people in creating this art form. Working with ballet dancers for years, I have learned about how fit plays a huge part in empowering athletes. Making athletes feel secure and at ease through not having to think of what they are wearing is crucial. This is especially important when full mobility is everything. I've brought these same ideas and goals to designing ZipHers women's activewear.
I am also a Textile Artist, which means I have experience and skill with dyes, paints and technique. I also know fabrics, their intended use, weights and their purpose. As the designer of ZipHers activewear, I ensure that fashion, comfort and quality are pillars of our products.
I love educating women about how Zip Hers work! It doesn't matter if we're at tradeshows, races, or other sporting events, it's my favorite thing. I also assist with marketing and development of our company. I am a people person and love meeting other women who are pushing themselves athletically to be the best they can be.
I enjoy anything outdoors, visiting new places and raising money to help others in need.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
I have vast experience with operating businesses, marketing and visual storytelling. I am passionate about contributing my creative ideas and superpowers to bridge the gap between female outdoor adventurers to Zip Hers women's activewear. I believe that the time has FINALLY come for such empowering outdoor gear for women!
I love the outdoors, traveling, exploring, meeting awesome people and helping others to live their best lives!
Although I love my job, I am a true advocate of the "work to live" lifestyle. To me, living means traveling and making new friends around the world. From a young age, I've had an adventurous spirit and a wild heart, especially if that means getting outside and being active. There's always somewhere new to explore!
With an extensive background in Marketing and Advertising, I'm proud to work for Zip Hers. My main goal is developing a strong female brand and voice that is impossible to ignore. There's nothing better than being a woman and working with other women, for women...or as I like to call it, Beyonce energy!
My passion for impacting the environment in a positive way led me down an educational path of Environmental Conservation. This path has resulted in spending most of my days outdoors. This is great for me because I love being outside, exploring nature and observing wildlife. In addition, I love traveling, meeting and learning about people and trying new things! The world is an amazing place!
Doing field work is awesome but usually means I don't have access to a private restroom. I encounter the issue of finding places to pee on a daily basis. I especially had a hard time when I was working in construction and dreaded using any of those nasty porta potties. I think Zip Hers are a breakthrough in progress for women's activewear. My mission is to help get the word out to other women who spend time outdoors whether it is for work or pleasure.
WANT TO KNOW HOW ZIP HERS WOMEN'S ACTIVEWEAR WORK?
Zip Hers women's activewear isn't just stylish, it's also functional; allowing women to pee outside without pulling their pants down.