OSF People - Gemma
As a non-profit, Our Social Fabric is run by a passionate team of volunteers who are supported by a few part time employees.
Today we’d like to introduce one of team, Gemma.
Image: Gemma smiles at the camera and holds a handful of her me-mades from OSF fabrics.
✨(1) What is your role with OSF? ✨
I am lucky to be the marketing manager at Our Social Fabric. I do a bit of everything from making content, to working on campaigns and devising strategy, to answering customer questions. If you’ve messaged us on our socials you’ve likely been talking to me!
✨(2) What is special about working with OSF? ✨
I started as a customer of OSF. As a new sewist I was drawn to the fantastic pricing. As I developed my skills I appreciated the range of materials stocked by OSF and being able to source something unique. Now as a member of the team it feels very special to be contributing to such an important sustainability mission and growing a community of likeminded people.
✨(3) Do you have a favourite moment at OSF? ✨
I don’t have a single favorite moment. I love it when we have promotions for sought after items and we get to see the reactions from customers. We truly do a happy dance every time we hear a ‘ding’ of a new order coming in! Or see someone in the store wearing a me-made using OSF fabric. That’s pretty special too.
✨(4) What’s the last thing you made? ✨
The last thing I made was a duster jacket from a very unique blue silk organza with monkeys on it. This fabric is a bit infamous with the team here at OSF so I’m excited to be able to share it with them soon!
✨(5) What’s your favourite fabric/material to work with? ✨
I love viscose challis. I have been having a bit of a dress moment recently and I love the drape, swish and all the different patterns you can get it in. But ask me tomorrow and my current favourite fabric is probably the one I last saw in the store! I'm not loyal for very long when we have such a variety of beautiful fabrics coming in all the time!
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