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The Words She Speaks with Susie Gamez
A personal note:  My husband and I lived in a Mexican neighborhood and community in Chicago during our college and...
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...
Expanding perceptions
This past week we toured Crater Lake with dear family friends who were visiting us.  I love taking people here...
Spring Lookbook
Creative direction for the Fair + Simple 2020 spring editorial. Words: natural, movement, authentic, feminine, texture, simple, peaceful, quiet, hands...
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...
Lesson Plan for Elementary Classrooms:
Recently l was asked to speak about fair + little with elementary students K-5 at my local elementary school.  This...
How to Mend a Hole in Your Wool Sweater
How to mend a hole in your wool sweater. This method leaves behind no bulky knots or loose tails.  The...
17 cents/hour
In Bangladesh, the women are calling on a 17 cents/hour increase to fill the gap in their wages.  But the race to...
Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial - DIY Knotted Pouch for Reusable Cloth Gift Wrapping
Knotted Pouch Pattern and TutorialReusable Cloth Gift WrappingThe knotted pouch, sometimes referred to as an origami pouch, is a reusable...
Four Simple Ways to Use a Bread Board
If it's taking space in the kitchen, mothers will tell you it needs to be a power player.  While this wooden board is...
Intuitive Conscious Consumerism
One of the most common questions I get asked about shopping responsibly is how to tell if a brand is a...
For the love of denim
There are three things I like to buy new as opposed buying used like the remaining clothing found in my closet:...
Quieted Insecurities
Two days ago I had a mother and her three children over to my home.  I've known her for a year...
Valuable ways to fight against human trafficking
Straight talk - Human trafficking in the United States is everywhere. If you think it can't happen in your area...
A Specific Need
UPDATE ON MARCH 15, 2018: Our match has been met and we have sponsored 1 serger and 2 industrial sewing...
Pamper Free Self-Care
Stress.  She's a fierce opponent.  I try to find ways to avoid her when I can, but she's like this...
4 Ways to Involve Children in Shopping Responsibly
I talk to my kids about the principles behind Fair+Simple.  My oldest can even do a mean elevator pitch for...
DIY Simple Shift Dress Pattern for Dressember
This simple shift dress pattern was created in 2017 to raise money and awareness for Dressember.  Women wear dresses for the...
14 questions for my 92 year old grandmother, one for each child she raised
My 30's lurk around the corner like an unfamiliar room.  I continue to carve out the life I want to lead, yet...

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