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Now that we've had a couple weeks to wear our masks around and get some feedback, we've got some simple alterations that might make your mask a little comfier.

If your mask doesn’t fit quite right, we have some tips for easy modification.
Too Loose
If the mask elastic is too loose and slides around on your head, you can tie a knot or fold it over itself and stitch it down.
Too Tight
If the elastic is too small and tight around your head, you can add a length of extra elastic or other material
Behind the Ears
If you prefer a behind the ears style, here is how to alter it:
1. Cut the top (longer) elastic in the middle
2. Cut off the lower (shorter) elastic
3. Measure the correct lengths to fit nicely around your ears
4. Stitch down the two elastics to the bottom corners of the mask:
Now it fits!

We've put together little Q&A with each of our team members. This week is about Charlotte. Let's get to know each other shall we?

Q: What's your name and what role do you have at GG?

A: My name is Charlotte. I’m working retail at Gravel and Gold. I’m exploring some new skills of visual merchandising and I have a lot of fun moving everything around in the shop. I’m also the one behind the gifs and drawings that you see in the newsletter.

Q: Dog or cat person? Do you have any pets of your own?

A: No doubt, I’m a dog person. I was actually a dog walker when I was a student back in Belgium. Every time I can hang out with a dog I do it. I have a special thing for special needs dogs. I don’t have a dog yet but I want one. Also I currently watch an average of 10 dog videos a day (or maybe 20).

Q: What song are you dancing alone to lately?

A: I love this song « Evan Finds The Third Room » by Khruangbin and the music video makes me so happy. You should go check it out.

Q: What's your go-to work from home outfit?

A: It’s what I’m wearing right now - an old and big hoodie, my denim Painter Pant because no lie it is as comfortable as sweatpants and some wool socks.

Q: Are you a country mouse or a city mouse at heart?

A: I'm really inspired by the energy of the city; being surrounded by creative people keeps me motivated - that’s why I like working at Gravel and Gold. With that being said, I love to escape the city to ride my mountain bike in the Headlands.

Q: What's your favorite thing from GG you own?

A: My favorite piece is a sample button up shirt from a previous collection. It’s special to me because it is a gift from Holly. It’s a piece I will hold on to.

We've put together little Q&A with each of our team members. This week is about Hayley.
Let's get to know each other shall we?

 

Q: What's your name and what role do you have at GG?

A: Hi! My name is Hayley and my role at G&G is shop manager. I do things like keep products on our shelves and supplies in our back room. I also make products web-ready and try to wrangle the beast that is inventory.

Q: Dog or cat person? Do you have any pets of your own?

A: I’m a dog person for sure. But, my boyfriend is a cat person and his cats are now my roommates. We get along well but I’m still learning how to interact with them. I am also a part-time mom to Monk (pictured below), my family’s dog. He’s the sweetest and the floppiest.

Q: What song are you dancing alone to lately?

A: Shimmy by Midnight Sister or Tomboy by Princess Nokia 

Q: What's your go-to work from home outfit?

A: It’s the Nowe Jumpsuit in slate by G&G. It’s a hemp cotton blend. Super comfy like pajamas but I still feel stylish. It's from Fall 2018 I think?

Q: Are you a country mouse or a city mouse at heart?

A: I’m a city mouse. I love the ability to walk everywhere - to get coffee, to see a friend, to the farmers market. I love the energy of a city. But the reason i love SF so much is the country is just a short drive away! It’s healing and important to get into it often.

Q: What's your favorite thing from GG you own?

A: My natural painter pants are my favorite thing i own. I sized up for a slouchier look (good thing too cause this pandemic has got my belly growing!).  They’re comfy, sturdy, and effortlessly cool. Depending on what i wear with my pants i can feel like a sexy lady or a grungy tomboy - whatever mood I’m in my painter pants come along with me!


 

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