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The Fossilwear brand was established in 1984 by a young, hard-working, artistic entrepreneur with one goal: to be a present mother while simultaneously providing for her family. Kitty Bell's business attracted quite the following as she quickly became a permanent fixture at the great Olympia Farmer's Market. "My brother and I always helped our mom with whatever we could. I will never forget sitting on the living room floor with the neighbor kids unbanding bags of clothes, which seemed to be endless. I would help her in the studio, at the farmer's market and even at shows. It was a way of life and in my mind my mom was invincible. I was one when she began, but it wasn't until 29 years later that I became involved in the business side of things. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and her thriving business needed a new caretaker, so the torch was passed to me. My love for fashion and working with our customers showed me that I too belong here. This business has enriched our relationship in so many ways. She put her heart and soul into it and I love that it's my turn." ~ Iris Bell