Ladies, have you ever been outdoors in the winter, enjoying a great day of snowshoeing or winter hiking, and experienced that awkward situation when Mother Nature calls, it’s 18 degrees, and you’re bundled up in multiple layers of clothing? Unlike men, who have a much easier time in this situation, the experience of being female outdoors can be uncomfortable at best. She Fly has the answer.
Georgia Grace Edwards and a team of intrepid Middlebury College students have invented the ultimate in practical: the She Fly, a pair of outdoor pants with a strategically placed zipper that allows women to relieve themselves outdoors without having to actually remove clothing. Edwards dreamed up her concept while in college, and developed it through taking advantage of several entrepreneur courses and programs.
The first was Middlebury’s Midd Entrepreneurs class, a start-up incubator. Next was a business pitch contest–the SOUP Pitch, which she won. Edwards’ company, She Fly Apparel, now operates out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, a coworking space that also provides business support. Most recently, Edwards participated in the 2018 Road Pitch, promoting She Fly to a large group of motorcycle riding investors. Not surprisingly, she won that too, and advances to the finals in October. You can watch an interview with Edwards and co-founder Bianca Gonzalez here.