Texas Tech University

Texas Tech helps design clothing for women in oil fields

The Brunswick News

October 28, 2018

The Brunswick News - HOUSTON — Maysarah Mikail, a field engineer for the Houston oil field services company Halliburton, spent the summer in the Permian Basin, working 12-hour days in temperatures of up to 120 degrees. But it wasn’t just the searing West Texas heat that made her uncomfortable in her heavy, flame-retardant coveralls.

Mikail doesn't have to worry about clothing distractions anymore as Halliburton has introduced coveralls designed and made specifically for women. Working with a West Texas manufacturer and the apparel design department of Texas Tech University, Halliburton has tackled a problem that has bedeviled women since the days of Rosie the Riveter, when women flocked to factories during World War II and had to make do with ill-fitting coveralls made for men.

Read the whole story here.