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Fickle spring weather’s made for layering

Fickle spring weather’s made for layering

Posted by Rose on 16th Apr 2018

Layered looks make sense when you don’t know which way the wind may blow. Up here in the Northwest, when we saunter out on a spring day, we dress for three seasons. That’s why versatility is a ke … 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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