I create the Sympatico collection to serve women seeking ethical clothing. That means Sympatico clothing is:
- Made with respect for people and our environment, our hemp/Tencel fabric is eco-friendly.
- Unique, comfortable and sized for real human bodies and movement.
- An expression of my creativity and commitment to ethical clothing
I choose sustainable fabrics that are processed in environmentally responsible ways. The fiber reactive dyes used in Sympatico clothing have little or no heavy metals and are processed in small batches that waste less water. Sympatico styles are meant to endure, and the fabrics hold up to everyday wear over time. As a sustainable clothing brand, I offer an alternative to fast fashion.
I am trying to live in balance with the world we inhabit, and leave it a better place for our children. Part of this involves minimizing Sympatico’s impact on the earth and its resources. I strive to reduce waste, recycle and use eco-friendly components in creating my products.
As a woman with many years in the clothing industry, I am focused on creating beautiful apparel using earth-friendly fabrics in shapes designed for movement. I want the clothes to be part of the artwork of your personal style. They must look good, feel good, be well made, and above all, reflect respect for our Earth.
When I first began Sympatico, I traveled all over the West selling the collection at craft fairs. That was an enlightening experience, seeing how my designs work on real-world bodies in all kinds of climates. Today, I stay closer to home, offering my collection online year round. And I welcome shoppers by appointment at my workshop near Jacksonville Oregon. Finally, I sometimes show at the Lithia Artisans Market in Ashland, Oregon from April through October. Check first to see if I plan to be there.
Whether you came across Sympatico online or in person, I’d love to stay in touch. I regularly blog about sustainable fashion, inspiring women, capsule wardrobes and similar topics. Sign up here to be a part of the conversation.
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