The seeds of Synergy were planted in 1993, by Kate Fisher, when she set off for Nepal and India with adventure in her eyes. In the midst of her extensive travels in Asia she started buying textiles and clothing that she sold upon her return home. A business was born. Synergy was created in the spirit of adventure and with the vision of being a synergy of both Eastern and Western design influences. Synergy makes clothing that combines sustainability, with modern yet timeless design. They strive to make clothing that looks good, and is also gentle on the Earth. They predominantly work with organic cotton from India, that is dyed with low impact dyes. The clothing is hand made in Nepal, according to fair trade practices, verified by their long-term relationships with their manufacturers and their frequent trips to Nepal.
Synergy looks to the world around in its approach to design, taking inspiration from both the natural and urban landscapes, in addition to modern and ancient cultural influences. They specialize in making clothing with touches of graphic details such as hand-stitched applique work and water-based screen prints. It is their goal to make women look and feel good when they wear their clothing, while feeling good about the way it was made. They want their clothing to be easy to wear, flatter a woman’s body, and to highlight the woman wearing Synergy Organic Clothing.
Over the years the Synergy Organic Clothing brand has grown and is sold in over 600 stores across the US, as well as internationally yet they have still hung on to their original roots, and take pride in one on one service. They are a family operated business, and the staff is like family to them. Our spirit of adventure is still quenched through our trips to Nepal, as well as on the festival circuit, where they got their start selling.
All of Synergy Organic Clothing garments are made from organic materials in accordance with fair trade practices. They take extra steps to ensure that their employees do not work with hazardous chemicals in the production of their clothing. They have privately hired local liaisons to oversee the day-to-day business operations and ensure that fair labor practices are used. Throughout each year, the owners or upper management of Synergy Organic Clothing visit the facility to ensure high standard working conditions are being met and they are always striving to make improvements.
Synergy Organic Clothing uses all low impact dyes which require less rinsing and have a high absorption rate in the fabric. High absorption rates and a decreased use of rinse water create less waste-water and thus have a lower impact on our earth and its water supply. Low-impact fiber reactive dyes are able to provide them with the same diverse palette of vibrant colors, yet create less toxic waste and use less heat, energy and water.
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