TAKING IT HOME:
It is an unfortunate reality that mothers in Nepal are frequently forced to choose between caring for their families and earning a living wage. In order to free women from this predicament, the Appliqué Program allows them to take work home. We believe that women everywhere should be able to provide for their families while asserting their independence through meaningful work.
IT'S ONLY FAIR:
All of our garments are made in accordance with Fair Trade Practices. Our hand-stitchers are able to work at their own pace, and our garments are made from organic fibers and dyed with low impact dyes. Workers are never exposed to harmful chemicals or pesticides. Moreover, every single person employed by Synergy earns a living wage - along with the opportunity to secure brighter future for themselves and their families.
A FAMILY AFFAIR:
Our eastern family is very dear to us, and we make annual visits to Nepal in order to maintain a close relationship with them. Synergy is involved and invested in the well-being of every single member of our community. Whether they are a stitcher in Nepal or a warehouse worker in Santa Cruz, they are - and always will be - treated with respect and appreciation.
Honoring and celebrating the seasonal and cosmic shifts is a way to re-attune ourselves with the natural world that holds us. As the earth moves, changes, dies, and rebirths so do we; our moods, identities, bodies, and material worlds are also constantly in flux. It is perfectly okay to feel an ever shifting myriad of emotions daily.
Oh Earth Day, quite possibly the single holiday that represents us as a brand and the ethos we stand for. A day of honoring, praising, respecting, and uplifting the earth and her bountiful natural resources that give us Life. Celebrating this day helps fortify our connection to the Great Mother and helps us better align our values with our actions so that every day becomes Earth Day.
We are proud to conscious craft garments in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory in India and employ fair labor practices with our partners in Nepal. Fair Trade Certified™ factories must adhere to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health and safety of the workforce.