What Is the Fashion Revolution?

What Is the Fashion Revolution?

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Guest Blogger: Anna from STRUCKBLOG

Guest Blogger: Anna from STRUCKBLOG

We are humbled on a daily basis by the women who wear Synergy Organic Clothing while doing inspiring things. This post is part of a series of guest blog spots written by inspirational women who kick butt while wearing Synergy! Click here to read the full post on STRUCKBLOG.

An Eastward Journey

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This blog post was written by Kate Fisher, Co-owner/Creative Director of Synergy. She is currently visiting India and Nepal, working with our manufacturers and checking in on our factories.

 

It was very sweet to be back in Pushkar after 7 years. It felt like a pilgrimage for me, back to a place I know so well, where I spent so much time growing up and into myself as a devotee of life and of the sacred, and learning to lay the foundation of my business. It was my training ground in business , buying in the markets, working with tailors, and learning how to design clothing, a business school and fashion design school all rolled into a beautiful gypsy village in the desert of Rajasthan. It captivated my young adventurous freedom loving spirit. There I learned the art of international commerce and about a sacred and simple life that exists in the quiet beauty of the village of Pushkar, with the holy waters of the lake as the crown jewel of the desert, where I went for my daily morning oblations and prayers, and brought fresh flower garlands and ghee to my favorite deities. It is the kind of place where when you return everyone stops you on the street and greets you and welcomes you in for chai and remembers exactly how long it has been since you were there last. It is a village I came to every year for 15 years, where I formed deep friendships and connections to the people, the culture, the deities, and spirits of the lake and village. " Sometimes we visit your country and live in your home..."

Going back there this time, was like looking at a reflection of myself in the lake. I could see and feel the parts of myself that were exactly the same as when I first arrived at age 21, and I could see how much courage it took for me to travel to India year after year in my twenties and thirties. I could now see the parts of myself that have changed and grown, and I could feel how so much of my dharma now is about being a mama to my beautiful sweet children and a wife and partner to my amazing husband Henry Schwab who is at home holding down the home front. It is taking a lot of stamina and endurance for both of us to be doing what we are doing now, and I am so grateful that we chose this path, that this path chose us, and that we chose each other. With my pilgrimage back to Pushkar complete , I am now ready to go back to work in Delhi and soon on to Kathmandu to keep the wheels of Synergy rolling. ‪#‎confessionsofawanderlustjunkygypsymama
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The Organic Promise

Organic, it's right there in our name, sandwiched between Synergy and Clothing. Organic is at the core of who we are as a company. It is a promise that we make to our customers and fans. There are so many social and environmental reasons to wear organic clothing, and we are on a mission to spread the word!

Guest Blogger: Katie Jo

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We are humbled on a daily basis by the women who wear Synergy Organic Clothing while doing incredible things. This post is the first in a series of guest blog spots written by inspirational women who kick butt while wearing Synergy!

Hi everyone! My name is Katie Jo and I'm a climbing instructor from Southern California. This past Saturday I reached a pretty big climbing milestone by successfully climbing a 5.13a sport route, a difficult achievement I never imagined would be possible when I first began climbing five years ago. The only things I could picture then, were my feet slipping, the rock crumbling, and myself, tumbling into open space. Though I grew up with a mountaineering father and always felt drawn to the mountains and crags, I was also terrified of heights! My first time sport climbing outside, I was so scared of falling that I cried at every bolt! 

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But along with the opportunities to be outdoors and the supportive community it provides, this same fear, is one of the big reasons why I have come to love climbing so much. It's a sport that never ceases to challenge, both mentally and physically. Climbing presents constant obstacles, teaching you to focus, trust in yourself, think of creative solutions, and be completely in the moment in order to overcome.  Along the way, the rock will crumble, your feet will slip, and you'll take plenty of falls, but I have come to realize that these are only opportunities to get back up, to work a little harder, to reach a little further.  And when you reach the anchors of your most difficult route, it's pretty incredible to realize that you are capable of things you never imagined!

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Climbing has made such a positive impact on my life and for this reason I love sharing it with others.  I'm very grateful to Synergy for their support and for giving me an opportunity to write about this amazing sport. If anybody out there has any questions about climbing, please reach out via IG (@katiejo.myers) or my blog (katiejo.wildc.net). I would love to hear from you!blog 4

In this shoot Katie is wearing our Native Summer Bra and Basic Capri Pants

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.

Empowered Birth Project

JTB_1828 A huge part of Synergy's mission is to empower women. From our stitchers in Nepal to our customers all over the world, we are grateful for all of the lives we get to be a part of. A while back we were honored see our clothing on Katie, the creator of Empowered Birth Project. JTB_1797 The mission of the project is to empower birthing women to take full ownership of their pregnancies and births, to share experiences and information, and to create a community of support and healing. We love her positive message (and ADORABLE baby). JTB_1758 Wearing: Bella Top

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]

Synergy x The Penny Rose

logo resizedSynergy has always been passionate about supporting our local community, so one year ago we teamed up with The Penny Rose, a Santa Cruz-based style blog, to create an exclusive capsule of co-designed items to be included in our Spring 2015 line. As longtime friends and mutual admirers of one another’s work it was the perfect match, blending eco-consciousness with innovative fashion.

In the early part of 2014, we met several times and together designed four items that you’ll see rolling out this season. Included in the group are two tops and two dresses. Each style has a timeless, distinct, versatile flavor. We hope you’ll enjoy our collaborative capsule as much as we did creating it.

Look for upcoming posts on our blog and on The Penny Rose blog featuring these four collaborative designs as well as a short film about the project in April on The Penny Rose and on our blog.