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..."
[caption id="attachment_1349" align="alignnone" width="600"] 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"] 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"] 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"] 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"] 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"] Grab the candles, the flowers, and the Amera Dress! The Hopeless Romantic always look perfectly beautiful and perfectly ready for love![/caption]
We're so excited to announce that we are the first northern California fashion brand to receive the GOTS certification. As a womenswear and yoga apparel brand we're now only one of a few women's clothing labels in the country to have earned this achievement. Sustainability practices have always been a top priority for us and now we have the seal to prove it.
Receiving the GOTS certification for the Synergy Organic Clothing headquarters and distribution center in Santa Cruz, CA completes the chain for our eco-conscious company from start to finish. The raw materials supplier in India is certified, the Nepal manufacturer is certified, and now the last piece of the puzzle has been put into place with our U.S. certification.The timing of this couldn't be more perfect, explains CEO and co-owner, Henry Schwab, “With the growth of the company and our expansion into national health foods stores such Whole Foods Market (WFM) and MOM’s Organic Market, we felt that having the official GOTS stamp would mean a lot to our customers and theirs, giving them the highest level of organic standards from our brand.” Always striving to continually promote a lifestyle of conscious consumerism and a strong mission to be mindful in every facet of our business, this certification is the cherry on top of our organic sundae.