5 Tips for Wearing White this Summer

5 Tips for Wearing White this Summer

What is more quintessentially summer than having fun in the sun while wearing a breezy, white outfit? But wearing white (and other light colors) can be intimidating. Never fear, we have some style solutions that will help you 'up' your light game, and have you looking fresh as a flower all season. 
Beach-ready Essentials

Beach-ready Essentials

Summer is nearly here, and for us here in Santa Cruz, that means we're gearing up to hit the beach, beach tote in hand. What's in our bag, you ask? Take a look at what we'll be bringing.
What Is the Fashion Revolution?

What Is the Fashion Revolution?

In case you haven't heard, it's Fashion Revolution week! "What is Fashion Revolution?" you may be wondering. Click through to find out!

Meet the Makers

Synergy appliques are hand-sewn by artisans in Nepal. We are happy to be able to provide these artisans with the unique opportunity to take their work home with them. All too often, women in Nepal are forced to choose between caring for their families and earning an income.

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.