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11 Places to Find Tough and Reliable Women’s Workwear
Red Ants Pants is both a woman-founded workwear brand and a nonprofit foundation supporting women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities.

The New York Times: Go Home to Your ‘Dying’ Home Town
And yet I feel a fierce defensiveness for this place. Particularly since the 2016 election, I hear the national media — or even my friends back in Portland — dismiss my rural colleagues, family and neighbors as out of touch, hateful, fearful of immigrants, and doomed to a life of boredom and poverty. But they don’t know my friend Sarah Calhoun, who started a women’s clothing company and a music festival near White Sulphur Springs, Mont.

Country Woman: Gifts That Give Back
Waxed Canvas Work Apron – Made in Montana, this strong, stylish apron has plenty of pockets to hold all the tools of your trade. Plus, the company’s foundation provides grants to groups whose work aligns with its mission: to develop and expand leadership roles for women, and to enrich and support
rural communities and working family farms and ranches.

Billings Gazette: Why Not Process Wool in Billings?
I hope there is a woman like the Red Ants Pants owner, who thinks this could turn into something, especially now that our sheep industry is coming into its own?

Outside: Women’s Workwear Is On The Rise
The need was clear, says Red Ants Pants founder Sarah Calhoun, a former trail-crew worker and Outward Bound instructor. To get women into her made-in-the-USA britches, Calhoun traveled the country with an Airstream trailer, organizing Tupperware-style parties with pants and beer.

Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Calhoun – Community Building Through Commerce
Sarah’s business ventures are just the tip of the iceberg—she also started the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, which attracts world-class musicians like Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams.

2018 Montana Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The 2018 inductees are Sarah Calhoun, Bill Ballard, and Bob and Penni Nance.

Outside: Summer’s Best Workwear for Men and Women
Red Ants Pants Original Work Pants – The top reasons these are a cult favorite among female ranchers: supple 12-ounce canvas, ample pockets, and fits for narrow and wide hips in sizes from 0 to 22.

Entrepreneur encourages Louisiana farm women to pursue their dreams
Women are wrangling cattle, driving tractors and managing agricultural businesses – and now several agencies in Louisiana are helping them network to grow their ventures.

Montana Standard Editorial

Calhoun Speaks at Helena College Commencement



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Calhoun started Red Ants Pants, which makes American-made work pants for women, about six years ago in White Sulphur Springs. Her pants are sold around the world. She also started the Red Ants Pants Foundation, which supports women’s leadership, working family farms, ranches, and rural communities.

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