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The Words She Speaks with Susie Gamez

​Susie is Canadian by birth, Korean by heritage, Mexican by marriage and American by immigration. She is passionate about matters surrounding reconciliation, justice and the Gospel. In this interview, Susie shares her wisdom and perspective.

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The Home Top Digital Sewing Pattern by Fair + Simple

The Home Top Digital Sewing Pattern and Tutorial is the first of The Made by Women Patterns, an initiative to involve women with the process of garment making as a way to be mindful of our purchasing practices in the fashion industry.  Behind every seam is a person, most likely a woman.  Sewing a simple top is a tactile way of understanding the effort that goes into the clothes we wear and our responsibility to respect the human and material output with each piece.  #madebywomenpatterns Proceeds from this pattern go toward the Made by Women Fund, supporting makers through skill development, proper equipment, and education so their businesses can flourish.  Support other makers while making. Purchase Digital Pattern A special thank you to Natalie Castañeda...

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Expanding perceptions

This past week we toured Crater Lake with dear family friends who were visiting us.  I love taking people here because it's like seeing a shade you couldn't even dream up. This lake has expanded my perception of the color blue.As it turns out, I need to expand my perception of a lot of things.  The murder of George Floyd in the custody of police has rocked our nation, and it's rocked me.  I acknowledge the injustice and pain of the Black community, and want to do the hard and humbling anti-racism work with Fair + Simple.  Black lives matter.With White people dominating the power in our country, what are we missing out on?  We need the voices of Black,...

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Spring Lookbook

Creative direction for the Fair + Simple 2020 spring editorial.   Words: natural, movement, authentic, feminine, texture, simple, peaceful, quiet, hands Colors: whites, beiges, blacks, browns, and some cinnamon Photography by Rachel Hillis

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Simple Face Mask Tutorial in English and Spanish

with printable pattern & video tutorial In Spanish and English During the Covid-19 pandemic, makers are stepping up to support community members, workers, and volunteers with homemade face masks. Talent Maker City is supporting this by coordinating supplies and lending machines to makers. They've asked me to make a tutorial and it has been a privilege to work on this! Medical professionals in our area of Southern Oregon are not accepting homemade masks yet, but are in critical need of medical supply donations such as surgical masks, n95 respirators, latex free gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.   Contact to pick up supplies or borrow a sewing machine in order to make masks for our community.   A deep thank you...

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