Padhma Knits Accessories

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This holiday season is all about gifts that give back. We are proud to be selling handmade woolen accessories from Padhma Knits, a fair labor company based out of Nepal that is committed to helping end the cycle of poverty.

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These hats, scarves, and hand warmers are knit by skilled artisans in Eastern Nepal. Most of these women come from extreme poverty and many are rescued from human trafficking or domestic abuse.  Padhma Knits launched a pilot program to provide skill training to empower women who might otherwise not have an opportunity to earn an income and or work from home.

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Padhma Knitter - Punee Gurung

The pilot project was a success as the artisans were able to earn enough to buy food, help cover household expenses, and send their children to school. There are now three knitting communities in Nepal, employing 50+ women.

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Padhma Knitter - Nita Sharma

In line with their mission of ending poverty, Padhma Knits also invests in childern. They have an education fund that supports over 35 children as they pursue higher education.

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Padhma Knitter - Maya Gurung

Read more about this amazing company here.

Synergy Infinity Scarves + Whole Foods

We are ELATED to announce that Whole Foods Market will be carrying our Infinity Scarves at EVERY one of their United States locations. IMG_7986

These scarves are made from our signature organic cotton fabric and are perfect for every season. A portion of all sales of the scarves will go to benefit Padhma Knits. Padhma Knits is a company that helps women who are the victims of sex trafficking. They create fair trade hand knit products in Nepal.

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Padhma Knits is a woman owned and operated company that is doing a lot of much needed good in the small communities of Nepal.

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We are so grateful to for this partnership and the opportunity to see our scarves travel all over the country! If you get a chance stop by your local Whole Foods and pick one up as a gift for the holidays and help support our the amazing people of Nepal.

The Sri Yantra Yoga Collection: Sacred Geometry

[caption id="attachment_1757" align="alignnone" width="600"]Sri Yantra Yoga Bra + Basic Capri Leggings Sri Yantra Yoga Bra + Basic Capri Leggings[/caption] The Sri Yantra is one of the new screenprinted designs in our Yoga Collection this season. The Sri Yantra is an important symbol in Hindu culture. This sacred diagram is made up of 9 interlocking triangles that form 43 smaller triangles. It is symbolic of the Goddess, the Womb, and creation. It is said that you can map your spiritual journey from material existence to ultimate enlightenment through the lines of the Sri Yantra. [caption id="attachment_1758" align="alignnone" width="600"]Sri Yantra Shakti Tank + Paneled Leggings Sri Yantra Shakti Tank + Paneled Leggings[/caption] The Sri Yantra Collection is especially close to the heart of Designer/Co-owner of Synergy, Kate Fisher. She is an avid yogi and a true believer in the power yoga can have on the world. Just as the geometry of the Sri Yantra connects all of those tiny triangles, this yoga collection connects you to the women who produce it in Nepal. These are women who are earning a living wage and helping to rebuild their country after a devastating earthquake. [caption id="attachment_1760" align="alignnone" width="600"]Sri Yantra Jane Tank in Coral Sri Yantra Jane Tank in Coral[/caption] In yoga, we bend and manipulate our bodies into asanas, following our own personal paths of intention. In this way our bodies mimic the sacred geometry of the Sri Yantra that is in all of us. Shop the collection here.

California Green Business Program

Green+Business   We are so proud to be a part of the California Green Business Program. This certification means a lot to us because being an eco-company is at the core of everything that Synergy is. This certification looks at our business practices on a micro level and demonstrates that we are doing everything we can to tread gently on the earth. The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program is a successful partnership of environmental agencies, utilities and nonprofit organizations that assist, recognize and promote businesses and government agencies that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. To be certified "green," participants must be in compliance with all regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste. They offer motivated businesses and agencies an easy-to-use framework for improving environmental performance. You can read more about the program here.

NEW SYNERGY STYLE: The Moxie Dress

The Moxie Dress - Synergy Organic Clothing World, meet Moxie! A dress that is just too darn cute to be passed up. This spring style is perfect for dressing up or down. [caption id="attachment_1547" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie Dress from Synergy The Moxie is sleeveless making it perfect for warm summer days when you want to feel the sunshine on your shoulders[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1546" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie Dress back view The back comes to a subtle V adding just a touch of interest while still giving you enough coverage to wear a bra.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1548" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie Dress Skirt The Moxie Dress features a gathered skirt with POCKETS! Perfect for storing seashells found on the beach.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie The Moxie Dress - Synergy Organic Clothing Spring 2015 Collection[/caption]

ExpoWest 2015: 'BEAUTY IN ALL BEINGS' FASHION SHOW

One of our favorite trade shows every year is Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. There's always so much excitement and buzz in the air. I think it has to do with being surrounded by so many like-minded companies all working towards creating a positive, mindful, and lasting impact through our products and services. This year however, was even more special for us than years past. Whole Foods Market in partnership with thinkThin put on the most amazing fashion show and we were lucky enough to be a part of it! The fashion show was appropriately titled 'Beauty In All Beings' and benefitted the Whole Planet Foundation. The money raised will go toward micro-lending programs for businesses in 63 countries. With the support of many organic and eco-minded companies, the show was a success raising $100,000 and it was a night to remember for all in attendance!   [caption id="attachment_1526" align="alignnone" width="600"]IMG_1846 Hexagon Collection Lucy Dress in Coral walking down the runway. Photo credit: Anthony Tamayo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1517" align="alignnone" width="600"]IMG_1425 Maren Giuliano, executive global Whole Body coordinator at Whole Foods Market wearing our Arrow Collection Bella Dress. Photo credit: Anthony Tamayo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1518" align="alignnone" width="600"]IMG_1689 The Arrow Collection Eva Tank Dress in Earth walking down the runway. Photo Credit: Anthony Tamayo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1519" align="alignnone" width="600"]IMG_1813 The Hexagon Collection V-Neck Dress in Azul walking down the runway. Photo credit: Anthony Tamayo[/caption]

This Week's Links

A FEW OF OUR FAVE LINKS   This Weeks' Links feature brings you a mix of information. With NYFW, the Oscars, and trade show season upon us, sustainability in the fashion industry has been at the forefront of our thoughts even more so (if you can believe that) than usual. All we can do is continue to educate, support, and promote those fighting the good fight. Hope you enjoy these links! Be sure to leave feedback in the comments section below!   Review of a book about conscious consumer that I want like, yesterday!   MindBodyGreen does it again with this great short article of '6 Ways to Slow Down the Speed of Life' - Something I try to constantly do!   We are a proud sponsor of Triple Pundit's Sustainable Fashion series. Read one of the latest articles about the history of sustainable fashion here.   Are you a part of 'The Mediation Generation'? It's amazing what even just a few minutes can do for your well being.   EcoSalon fills us in on all the eco elements we may have missed at the Oscars!

This Week's Links

A FEW OF OUR FAVE LINKS [caption id="attachment_1422" align="alignnone" width="600"]IMG_5393 Megan, of the website Healthy Grocery Girl wearing Synergy Organic Clothing for her T.V. segment![/caption]   We really enjoyed sharing our favorite articles, photos, and other internet finds last week, that we decided to keep this feature on the roster of regular blog posts! We've said it before but we really, truly believe in promoting and supporting like-minded businesses, brands, and people and this is just another way to do that. It's important to build others up and share the amazing things that we see and think that you will enjoy as well. Let us know what you think of these links and if you find something amazing and feel like it should be shared with a larger community - send it to us at socialmedia(at)synergyclothing(dot)com.   Here are the favorites of the week:   Editor and owner of the blog, EcoCult, shared her ups and downs of  'No Compromise Month', a journey she embarked on to walk the talk of her personal values and beliefs on living a sustainable & mindful life in NYC. It was a very honest, tough, and sometimes funny account of how hard it really is to be eco-conscious without compromise.   A scary yet super informative article we came across on Elephant Journal about the awful truth of fast fashion.   Super cute TV segment featuring our favorite nutritionist and registered dietician, Megan aka Healthy Grocery Girl wearing Synergy Organic Clothing and sharing tips on how to eat more greens!   Delicious blondie bars recipe by one of our ambassadors, Ashley Johns, of the website Fierce Forward sharing this amazing gluten & grain free treat!   How To Compost Like A Boss as told by the blog, The Note Passer.    

Valentine's Day: Synergy Style

Need some help with your Valentine's Day outfit? Don't you worry your pretty little face. We've got a look for every occasion...even for the ladies whose plans are to stay in with a good book and glass of wine! And the best part? Everything is in our Valentine's Day Category is 50% off!


[caption id="attachment_1349" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles4 The Hot Date Honey has something special planned for V-Day and needs a style that not only looks great, but shows off her curves! The Arrow Bella Dress gets her all of that and more![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1350" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles5 The Girl's Night Gal is spending her evening having a blast with the people she loves the most, her girlfriends! She'll need something eye-catching and cute, but comfortable enough to keep up with her all-night-antics![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1347" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles2 The Stay-In Sweetheart has her heart set on Netflix and pizza this February 14th. She demands comfort, and she'll get it, wrapped up in our Hannah Leggings and Mosaic Top![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1353" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles The Day-Date Cutie is too energetic to be confined to the date opportunities available to her at night. She opts for a picnic in the park or a stroll down the country side. She want's to look cute, but not too dressed up. The Angel Wing Tank Panel dress is perfect for her![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1351" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles6 Hold on to your hearts Boys! The Man-Eating Maven means business this Valentine's! She is always dressed to the 9's and that means she needs our Heart Crush Dress. This curve hugging number is perfect for all you heartbreakers out there![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1346" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles Grab the candles, the flowers, and the Amera Dress! The Hopeless Romantic always look perfectly beautiful and perfectly ready for love![/caption]

Synergy Loves Stripes!



Synergy love stripes! Can you think of a more timeless pattern? You can wear them every season, dress them up or down, and they never go out of style. Did you know that our stripes are made from our signature organic cotton/lycra fabric? Did you know that they are so soft that you'll never want to take them off? Did you know that our striped fabric is GOTS certified (read more about that here)? Some of our best selling styles of all time are striped. We have some really exciting striped styles coming this Spring. We're talkin' new colors, new styles, and appliqued/striped styles (WHAT?!). That is all coming soon, in the mean time, here are some of our favorite Synergy Gals rocking stripes like it's their job.

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