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Finding the sweet spot between style & comfort

Finding the sweet spot between style & comfort

Posted by Rose on 30th Mar 2018

Cleaning out some files recently, I stumbled upon some amusing old photos. The walk down memory lane was fun, but also instructive about how fashion, body shape and comfort have influenced my percepti … read more
What's so great about Tencel (and hemp)!

What's so great about Tencel (and hemp)!

Posted by Rose on 22nd Oct 2017

When I began Sympatico, it was with the aim to make comfortable, wearable clothing and to do the right thing environmentally. But finding the right fabric proved to be challenging. Early on, I zero … read more
The big stretch: how I use elastic

The big stretch: how I use elastic

Posted by Rose on 14th Sep 2017

It’s not uncommon for me to hear shoppers in my show booth exclaim, “Oh, good—elastic!” They know what I know—elasticized waists make a lot of sense when dealing with non-standard tummy proportions. … read more

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I blog about sustainable fashion, earth-friendly fibers like hemp and Tencel, capsule wardrobes, travel wear, and related subjects.