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.

MULXIPLY Jewelry

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We are pleased to announce that MULXIPLY jewelry is now available on synergyclothing.com. MULXIPLY Jewelry is made fairly by artisans in Nepal. You can read more about their sustainable business practices on their blog.  

Most of Nepal lives in the country or mountain regions. They are historically a “village” society, heavily dependent on agriculture, which provides sustenance and perhaps a small income to their families. Most Nepalis live in remote and hard-to-reach regions, where it can take two or three days on foot via mountain paths just to reach public transport. There is very little developed infrastructure outside of Nepal’s few big cities.

 

Only 17% of the Nepalese population live in urban centers, a statistic which increases yearly due to people seeking opportunities outside their village, particularly the younger generations. This rapid urbanization results in high levels of poverty because cities like Kathmandu cannot economically accommodate for the influx. Unemployment coupled with global inflation continues to widen the gap between “the have” and the “have nots”. The poor strive to put food on their table leaving little or nothing left to acquire “basic” services such as healthcare and education.That’s half of the population of Nepal.

-Tanja Cesh, MULXIPLY

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MULXIPLY is interrupting poverty by creating opportunity. Made fairly and fashionably in Nepal. Click here to shop now.

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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.

New Synergy Ambassador: Elinore Cohen

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Meet our newest ambassador! Elinore has been featured on the covers of both Yoga Journal and Yoga Journal Japan. Through her popular workshops and teacher trainings, Elinore developed a well-earned reputation for advancing the most new to the most seasoned yogi with her dynamic, bio mechanical, alignment-driven vinyasa flow teachings. Elinore is known for playfully instructing and breaking down all yoga poses to make them accessible and fun! Her strengths lie in deconstructing commonly misaligned asanas so everyone can experience heightened awareness about safe alignment. Come experience your yoga more boldly and vibrantly with the extraordinary Elinore Cohen E-RYT 500.

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Check out her website here.

Check out her Instagram here.

Follow her on Twitter @elinorecohen

July 06, 2015
Tags: Partnership

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]

Synergy X Modavanti

We are happy to be partnering with Modavanti to promote sustainable fashion. Shop their amazing selection of eco-friendly brands + 2% of all sales go to charity. Be a part of the movement that makes the world a better place. #wearwhatmatters
 
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March 25, 2015
Tags: Partnership

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.

Synergy Ambassador: MEET TAHL

ChrystalCastleSynergy (69 of 69)   When we were first introduced to Tahl via social media, we knew she was someone we wanted to know more about. So, of course, we looked through her entire Instagram feed, which led us to her website, which led us to her Facebook account (All things we highly suggest you check out for yourself!). Let's just say we couldn't get enough of her stunning imagery and positive messages continuously delivered in a such a beautiful way.   SUNRISEB_SYNERGY (6 of 78)   Tahl is a mother of 3, yoga teacher, photographer, and extremely inspiring creative individual. From her insight to her style we were/are in awe. It quickly became clear that we wanted her to become a part of our ambassador family. It's been such a pleasure working with her and we are excited to continue to grow together. Tahl just sent out her first newsletter, do yourself a favor and make sure you're signed up for the next one, do that here.   ChrystalCastleSynergy (8 of 69)

Synergy Organic Clothing x GoMacro GIVEAWAY

go macro graphic   Partnering with like-minded companies has quickly become an integral part of our brand. We always choose to promote those who are doing their share to encourage and cultivate a conscious lifestyle. We place a high value on the transparency of the products we choose to consume, and we’re not solely speaking to the physical act of consumption, however that just so happens to be the case with GoMacro MacroBars.   GoMacro is a company that believes “in feeling good about what we eat - how it tastes, how it’s made, and how it sustains the environment.” A company after our own heart! At Synergy Organic Clothing we believe our customers have the right to know who, what, where, and how our clothing is made. For us, it all comes back to living that healthy, organic, and mindful life.   It was a no brainer to team with GoMacro for a super fun giveaway! Rooted in five core principles of Vegan, Macrobiotic, Wholesome, Gives Back, and Sourced Sustainably we can't say enough amazing things about this brand. Except we haven’t yet mentioned how epically delicious these bars are! A flavor for every palette and without a pang of guilt for what you're putting into your body or the kind of company you're supporting. When you purchase GoMacro you are supporting a family owned business whose “mission is to manufacture wholesome, healthy snacks, because [they] believe that food and food quality impact health, happiness and well being for all.” We couldn't agree more, which is why we're offering you the chance to enter this Facebook giveaway from GoMacro and us!     It’s so easy to enter! Here’s how:   1. ‘Like’ the GoMacro Facebook page 2. ‘Like’ the Synergy Organic Clothing Facebook page. 3. Once steps 1 & 2 are completed write a comment on this Facebook post!   Voila! A few clicks of the mouse and you are entered to win a prize estimated at over $300 dollars! The prize includes 3 boxes of GoMacro bars (approx. value $150) and 3 items of your choice from synergyclothing.com (approx. value $150-$300).   Guidelines: Giveaways runs August 26, 2014 – September 9, 2014. Winner announced September 12, 2014. Must be 18 to enter. Valid to U.S. residents only.

Coconut Bliss x Synergy Organic Clothing GIVEAWAY

cocobliss   Summer is a magical time of year. Maybe because as a kid it’s the time of year that you're free from school and responsibility. Or maybe because it’s the time of year when outdoor activities are at an all-time high. Hello, camping & bike-riding! The nostalgia of those summer activities brings back amazing memories now that as adults, summer vacation (for most of us) is obsolete. There’s one thing though, that surmounts all of the fun-having times as a quintessential summer staple: the act of eating ice cream.   While I do enjoy a classic ice-cream cone, as I've gotten older my tastes have changed. When I was introduced to the likes of Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss, I was never the same. For those of you who have yet to experience the amazing-ness that is Coconut Bliss, it’s my pleasure to give you the scoop (ha-ha, get it?).   Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss is a premium ice cream, designed to be a “healthy and delicious alternative to dairy and soy-based” options. Made with certified organic, non-GMO verified, soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and fair trade ingredients this brand really is the next level in frozen treats. Self-proclaimed as the evolution of ice-cream, we do not disagree.   Not only is their product bar none some of the best on the market, their company values and practices are equally matched. Rooted in sustainability, every level of the company supports a mindful lifestyle.   Because of these conscious company qualities and to celebrate summer, Synergy Organic Clothing and Coconut Bliss have joined forces the best way we know how. We're hosting a GIVEAWAY! Follow the simple steps below to be entered. One lucky grand-prize recipient will win $150 worth of goodies including 1 year of Coconut Bliss & any item of their choice from the Synergy Organic Clothing website. Two lucky runner-up winners will each receive a prize worth $80 that includes a Coconut Bliss gift pack and a $50 gift card to synergyclothing.com.   How to enter:   1. Head over to Facebook and leave a comment on the giveaway post! Say anything you want, say as much as you want, and say it as many times as you feel inspired. We just ask that you keep it positive!   Yes, it really is that simple. Good luck and we hope you enjoy your summer!   Contest guidelines: Contest runs from July 29-August 12, 2014. Winners will be announced on August 14, 2014. Must be 18 to enter. Contest open to the U.S. and Canada.