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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
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
Madeleine Vionnet: timeless classic lines

Madeleine Vionnet: timeless classic lines

Posted by Rose on 21st Jul 2016

Long before women’s natural clothing was even a concept, this French designer upended fashion with her celebration of the natural human form. Madeleine Vionnet: If the name doesn’t ring a be … read more

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