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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
How Sympatico’s fabric helps deal with sweat

How Sympatico’s fabric helps deal with sweat

Posted by Rose on 13th Jul 2017

There’s really nothing wrong with sweating. It’s one of the ways our bodies release toxins and stay cool when temperatures rise. But let’s face it, in the right conditions sweat can acquire, ahem, a c … read more
Why I’m Passionate About Pockets

Why I’m Passionate About Pockets

Posted by Rose on 1st Jun 2017

Something I often hear from customers as they try on my clothing is, “Oh, pockets, thank you!” Because function is at the heart of all Sympatico designs, whenever possible, I include pockets on all sk … read more
Hemp & Tencel together make for a soft touch

Hemp & Tencel together make for a soft touch

Posted by Rose on 8th Apr 2017

Clothing made with a blend of hemp & Tencel is not only easy to wear and care for, it’s the epitome of sustainable apparel for women Rose Gerstner is the founder of Sympatico Clothing in Oreg … read more
Of spring and returning mallards

Of spring and returning mallards

Posted by Rose on 23rd Mar 2017

As seasons change, the comfort of layers lets you enjoy the winter-to-spring cusp. Rose Gerstner is the founder of Sympatico Clothing in Oregon. Working with sustainable hemp and Tencel, she choos … read more

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