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We’re excited at the prospects for 2019.

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2018 is under our belt and a new year is upon us with all its potential for change — and I'm excited!

Comfortable, natural clothing you can move in!

Taking a midwinter break can be a rewarding respite — a time to recharge, refocus and reflect on the things that matter most.

I’ll be in Asia exploring textiles during January and will handle your special order needs on my return. During the rest of January, Sympatico will still fill orders for in-stock items. I’ll handle your special-cut and hemming needs on my return in February. In the meanwhile, I’m well stocked in most shades and sizes in TopsSkirts, and Pants

A Trapeze Tunic in Turmeric with 24” Flip Skirt in Graphite combine nicely for versatile outfit that’s travel-friendly.

Trapeze Tunic in Turmeric with 24” Flip Skirt in Graphite combine nicely for versatile outfit that’s travel-friendly.

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Heading East: This Travel Tale faces the rising sun

Jane’s Paprika Tuxedo Top accessorized with some well-chosen scarves served her well on a recent Japanese trip.Our latest Travel Tale focuses on a creatively simple packing plan. When Jane Averill packed for her recent trip to Japan, simplicity was key. As she writes, “The (Tuxedo) top was one of the few things I took with me, as I [...]

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Our Hemp and Tencel tops prove the real-world virtues of Sympatico’s unique blended fabric

Seeking a sustainably grown and produced natural fiber fabric that would work with the whole Sympatico line led me to the hemp and Tencel blend I’ve used ever since. While both hemp and Tencel tops have lots to recommend them, weaving those two fibers together results in a blend that enhances the virtues of each.The [...]

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Packing a long skirt for travel can make a lot of sense; here’s why.

Although intrepid women explorers are sometimes shown wearing pants, there’s a convincing case to be made for the long travel skirt when it come to adventurous excursions. On my own overseas jaunts I’ve found a long skirt often makes an ideal travel companion. Why? Let me count the ways:A well chosen long skirt dresses up [...]

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Black never seems to lose its prime position in smart dressing…even in summer.

In school I was taught that black is the absence of color and I suppose that’s technically true. But maybe black is something like salt, an essential ingredient that is rarely foreground, but nonetheless, essential. I see it as a sort of seasoning for the whole Sympatico color palette.Because Sympatico’s hemp/Tencel blend has superb breathability, black [...]

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What’s with all the buzz about hemp clothing?

I yielded to temptation with this post's  headline. I can only plead that everybody seems to resort to puns where hemp coverage is concerned. But behind all the jokey headlines there’s a dawning reality that hemp offers a great alternative to synthetic fibers and rayons and even the old standard for comfort, cotton. Anastacia’s Tuxedo Top and Curved Skirt are [...]

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Easy care travel wear without synthetics

"I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase." Diane von Furstenburg Is it possible to travel with an all-natural, sustainably-made wardrobe? The answer to that question is, of course, it depends on where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. Sometimes those realities impose solutions that involve so-called technical fibers. Given airline weight limits, it [...]

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Travel Tale: Our latest Travel Tale winner’s Tank and Tunic Tops are staples in her on-the-go wardrobe.

Our latest Travel Tale winner has an appreciation for simple elegance in both industrial design and the way she dresses. Charlotte Clement’s account of her travels and the role her Tank Top and Tunic Top play in her travel wardrobe earned her a Sympatico gift certificate for $100. Here’s what she says:Charlotte gets a lot [...]

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Tips for Your Travel Tales Entry

Because so many of you have shared your adventures while wearing Sympatico, I was inspired to create Travel Tales — a semi-regular email feature.Send me your Travel Tale along with one or more pictures of you in your Sympatico wear and I’ll send you a $100 gift certificate if I use them.  Email me with the [...]

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Travel Tale: This archaeologist digs Sympatico

Like so many Sympatico customers, Rebecca Allen is a frequent traveler. In putting out my call for entries for our recurring feature, Travel Tales, Rebecca responded with the following account of a recent New Orleans trip.Rebecca A, ready for her trip, in her Angled Skirt.I’m an archaeologist, which means that much of my wardrobe has [...]

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