The seeds of Synergy were planted in 1993, by Kate Fisher, when she set off for Nepal and India with adventure in her eyes. In the midst of her extensive travels in Asia she started buying textiles and clothing that she sold upon her return home. A business was born. Synergy was created in the spirit of adventure and with the vision of being a synergy of both Eastern and Western design influences.
In time, after the birth of their first child in 2006, she partnered up with her husband Henry Schwab. Together they have integrated her interest in clothing and textile design, with his experience of having worked for GreenPeace and co-founding Phish’s touring division of The Waterwheel Foundation. With a shared vision of a sustainable business model, and with the help of many, they are creating a business that reflects their organic roots and adventurous spirits.
Synergy makes clothing that combines sustainability, with modern yet timeless design. We strive to make clothing that looks good, and is also gentle on the Earth. We predominantly work with organic cotton from India, that is dyed with low impact dyes. Our clothing is hand made in Nepal, according to fair trade practices, verified by our long-term relationships with our manufacturers and our frequent trips to Nepal.
Synergy looks to the world around in its approach to design, taking inspiration from both the natural and urban landscapes, in addition to modern and ancient cultural influences. We specialize in making clothing with touches of graphic details such as hand-stitched applique work and water-based screen prints. It is our goal to make women look and feel good when they wear our clothing, while feeling good about the way it was made. We want our clothing to be easy to wear, flatter a woman’s body, and to highlight the woman wearing our clothing.
Over the years our brand has grown and is sold in over 600 stores across the US, as well as internationally. Yet we have still hung onto our original roots, and take pride in our one on one service. We are a family operated business, and our staff is also like family to us. Our spirit of adventure is still quenched through our trips to Nepal, as well as along the festival circuit, where we got our start selling. We hope to see you all along the path of adventure and we thank you for being a part of Synergy.