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Conventional dyeing’s dirty secrets

Conventional dyeing’s dirty secrets

Posted by Rose on 28th Feb 2018

The ways in which clothes get dyed run the gamut from heavy-duty industrial processes using synthetic chemicals to more “crafty” artisanal approaches using natural dyestuffs. It’s easy to make the … 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 fuzzy state of industrial hemp

The fuzzy state of industrial hemp

Posted by Rose on 17th Aug 2017

The recent legalization of industrial hemp has raised the possibility of truly sustainable clothing using hemp grown, processed, and woven in the USA. As a maker of women’s hemp tops, pan … read more
Caring for clothing in an eco-friendly way

Caring for clothing in an eco-friendly way

Posted by Rose on 27th Jul 2017

Customers often ask what's the best way to care for their new clothes. There are some universals that not only help preserve clothing but also are good for the environment. According to a Proctor … read more

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