Kelly is an integral part of the Synergy Organic Clothing team and works at our warehouse located in Santa Cruz, CA. Her day to day includes packing wholesale orders, championing our recycling program and traveling the country selling Synergy Organic Clothing at special events, such as music festivals and conferences.
As an East coast transplant, Kelly was born and raised in New Jersey and went to school for fashion design and textiles in Philadelphia. She moved to Santa Cruz, California 10 years ago and started working for Synergy shortly thereafter.
Kelly is an avid cyclist, seamstress and all around virtuoso. When she's not at work, or playing with her insanely cute pup, Angus, you'll find her quilting, making pottery and still life painting.
Kelly is a true believer and lives our mission day in and day out. Her most recent passion project includes hem, patch and other repair jobs for farmers and other trade professionals. With an emphasis on barter, Kelly uses her passion project as a way to circumvent the fast fashion movement and to keep landfills from accumulating polyester and plastics that pollute the earth. She believes, as do we, that there is no good reason to throw our your gently used or tattered clothing!
"This is the only planet we have, its vital to think about the impact of your actions. We need to implement changes in order to circumvent our impact. " - Kelly
We asked Kelly what drew her to Synergy, and she emphasized the open and trusting culture inspired by the fact that Synergy is a family owned business. She shared that she enjoys the diverse staff, and the close relationships that she has cultivated with her fellow co-workers.
With her background in fashion, she appreciates the high-quality organic cotton as well as the simple yet chic design aesthetic that is a trademark of the Synergy Organic Clothing brand.
As an essential part of the company, Kelly has been with Synergy for 9 years, and it’s wonderful to celebrate her here!
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While this year has brought immense uncertainty, change and chaos, the turning of the wheel is always constant. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, somehow, some way, we have made it to fall. Marked by the equinox- equal day and equal night- and the shift into Libra season on September 22nd, this is the time of year where we inch inward towards ourselves, towards the shadows of solace and reflection.
2020 has been both a time and a test of our personal and collective adaptability and resilience. The pandemic has created immense loss and uncertainty for everyone that we are all still navigating through as best we can. On top of that, our Golden state and many beloved areas have been unprecedentedly burning at an alarming rate.
We are proud that Synergy has been a leader in this movement for well over a decade. At our core, Synergy is not only committed to creating clothing with a minimal environmental impact, but also empowering men and women through ethical employment practices. Our motto is “How it’s Made Matters” and we have stood by that in our practices since day one.