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.

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.

Meet Vivienne: Synergy x The Penny Rose

It’s a basic T-shirt with a twist—literally. The Vivienne T-shirt, with its delicate sleeves and twisty neckline offers an alternative to the classic tee. If you like a little something different in your wardrobe, this is the top for you. Wear it with jeans, flats and a clutch for a Parisian flavor, or tuck it into wide leg linen pants for a day at the office. pennyrose5 We designed this piece in collaboration with The Penny Rose, a Santa Cruz-based style blog as part of our Spring 2015 collection. Find it in stores and online now  for $53. synergy-3528 copy 2 synergy-3563 copy synergy-3596 copy 2

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]

100% Cashmere Ponchos...ooohhh yeeeahhhh!

Drape yourself in eco-friendly luxury with our 100% Cashmere Ponchos. Back in stock, but not for long, these babes are too lux to last! blog poncho 2 We source our cashmere from local shepherds in Nepal, helping to create a sustainable economy for them. On top of that, cashmere is a low impact fiber that makes quality, long lasting goods. The days are getting a little longer, a little warmer. As we inch toward spring you need transitional layers, pieces with the versatility to match the changing thermostat! Our lightweight, cashmere ponchos are great for every season. Wear them over your favorite Synergy dress for a day look, or over a nice blouse and jeans for a night look! Get yourself an accessory that never goes out of style. blog poncho Ponchos not your thing? We've got you covered, check out our selection of 100% Cashmere Pashminas.

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Take a walk on the wild side...

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New hand-sewn appliqué alert! The Zebra Appliqué is here and ready to shop! The Zebra is one of our hand-sewn appliqués that helps craftswomen in Nepal (read more about that here). Check out all of the styles here. The Zebra comes in three great new styles: (from left to right) the Sasha Tee, the Raza Tank, and the Eva Dress.

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So if you're looking to show your stripes, indulge your wild side, or just look good, the Zebra Appliqué is for you.

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Happy Adventuring!

XO, Synergy

Synergy Style: THANKSGIVING

thanksgivingstyle Thanksgiving is a busy day for everyone. Finding an outfit that is easy to wear and stylish can be a real pain in the turkey leg! Well worry no longer! Thanksgiving Style is easy as pie with these 3 pieces from synergyclothing.com. LCD8-BLACK copy Start it out with the Leaf Cluster Belted Dress. The Leaf Cluster is a perfect seasonal appliqué that you can wear year after year. WF31-CAMEL copy 2 The Harlowe Vest is a new style this season. This drapey vest is perfect for layering and adding a touch of warmth to any outfit. pashmina1 Top it all off with one of our sumptuous Cashmere Pashminas, and you are ready for the holidays!

The sunshine...

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Keep your eye on the goodness in life and everything else will fall behind you. Wise words from Walt Whitman.  

The Sweetest Print...

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We are all buzzing over this sweet new Honeycomb Print. This Fall Synergy is excited to be adding two new printed fabrics to our collection.

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The Honeycomb print comes in Cardamom and Aquamarine.

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The print is subtle enough for everyday wear, and eye-catching enough to add dimension to any outfit! The Honeycomb print is sure to add a bit of sweetness to any outfit!

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