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Meet Katie: Synergy x The Penny Rose

Sweet and fresh, the Katie jumper is a versatile and youthful piece from our collaboration with The Penny Rose, a Santa Cruz-based style blog. As seen here, you can pair a chambray shirt under it for an unexpected look, or wear it solo on a warm summer day and revel in the maritime mood it evokes. Paired with ankle boots or or flats you can't go wrong with The Katie jumper. synergy-14249 As part of the Synergy X The Penny Rose capsule collaboration for Spring 2015, look for it in stores and online here now, $84. KATIE1 synergy-2583 synergy-2609

Oh, Monday...

nepal Don't let Monday get you down! After all, it is the beginning of a whole new week with all new opportunities!


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]


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]

This Week's Links

A FEW OF OUR FAVE LINKS   This Weeks' Links feature brings you a mix of information. With NYFW, the Oscars, and trade show season upon us, sustainability in the fashion industry has been at the forefront of our thoughts even more so (if you can believe that) than usual. All we can do is continue to educate, support, and promote those fighting the good fight. Hope you enjoy these links! Be sure to leave feedback in the comments section below!   Review of a book about conscious consumer that I want like, yesterday!   MindBodyGreen does it again with this great short article of '6 Ways to Slow Down the Speed of Life' - Something I try to constantly do!   We are a proud sponsor of Triple Pundit's Sustainable Fashion series. Read one of the latest articles about the history of sustainable fashion here.   Are you a part of 'The Mediation Generation'? It's amazing what even just a few minutes can do for your well being.   EcoSalon fills us in on all the eco elements we may have missed at the Oscars!

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.

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.


Meet Shaela: the Free Bird Yogi

[caption id="attachment_1428" align="alignnone" width="600"]IMG_1526@shaelalcyoga looking WAY too cute in our Cape[/caption]
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.
Meet Shaela, an inspiring, and oh-so-cool, LA based yoga instructor. We love this series shot on Venice Beach. It is humbling to have such awesome people doing their thing while wearing Synergy.





Before we go, can we talk about how cute her dog is?!?!!? AHHH! THAT FACE!!!!!!


You can shop the Free Bird Collection here.
Follow Shaela on Instagram for inspiration and fun!

Take a walk on the wild side...


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.


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


Happy Adventuring!

XO, Synergy

Valentine's Day: Synergy Style

Need some help with your Valentine's Day outfit? Don't you worry your pretty little face. We've got a look for every occasion...even for the ladies whose plans are to stay in with a good book and glass of wine! And the best part? Everything is in our Valentine's Day Category is 50% off!

[caption id="attachment_1349" align="alignnone" width="600"]valday styles4 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"]valday styles5 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"]valday styles2 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"]valday styles 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"]valday styles6 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"]valday styles Grab the candles, the flowers, and the Amera Dress! The Hopeless Romantic always look perfectly beautiful and perfectly ready for love![/caption]