Hemp/Tencel Trapeze Tunic (Mid Weight)

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"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches so making color matches can be challenging. My two fabric weights often emerge from the dye bath with subtly different shading. Though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they still look great together.

When ordering, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. If I don't have it in stock, I can often match garment shades using fabric from the same dye bath. If I need extra time to cut and sew, I’ll let you know when to expect delivery.

If you are comfortable with garments having similar (but not necessarily exact) shades, there's no need to check the box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

Your size/color not in stock? If I have the fabric, I can make it to order. Learn more or send me an email to check availability.
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Pair this hemp/Tencel top with leggings, pants or a skirt to enjoy unencumbered movement and style. Fitted through the bust, it flows to a trapeze shape at the uneven hem.

  • In-seam darts

  • Two roomy pockets
  • Asymmetrical hemline
  • Length approximately 26” center back to hem
  • Trim fit
  • Hand-crafted in the USA.


  • Woven Mid Weight 6.2-oz of 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell)
  • Preshrunk: machine wash, tumble or line dry

Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.

Matched sets: If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

* Shop the Light Weight Trapeze Tunic color selection here.

Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.

Size 00-0 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24
Bust 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-44½" 45-47½"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 27-28" 29-30" 31-33" 34-36½" 37-39½"
Hips 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-40" 41-43" 44-46½" 47-49½"

Questions about sizes? Call 541.899.3988

It's crucial to measure yourself to ensure a good fit. Numerical sizes are guidelines but they vary widely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Our sustainable hemp/Tencel fabric blend is easy to care for. To enhance its wonderfully supple hand and keep your clothes looking their best, follow these eco-friendly tips:

  1. Launder in cold water with like colors using an eco-friendly detergent. To preserve original color, launder garment inside out.
  2. We recommend you air-dry your Sympatico clothes to reduce energy consumption.
  3. Because the hemp content may produce wrinkles and develop a somewhat firm hand during laundering and air-drying, tumble your dry clothes in a warm dryer for a few minutes to relax wrinkles and soften the fabric's hand. (Because hemp softens with wear, this step becomes unnecessary as your garment ages.)
  4. Promptly remove clothes from the dryer and let them cool down on hangers.
  5. If needed, touch up collars and hems with a hot iron. To prevent possible shine from a setting that's too-high, iron inside out.
  6. When traveling, roll up your Sympatico clothes then hang them up on arrival. A quick spritz with water will help eliminate wrinkles. (I find spritzing my craft fair inventory on hangers works like a charm for releasing wrinkles that develop during travel.) Hanging wrinkled items in a steamy bathroom is a great alternative to ironing also.

Thanks to hemp's anti-microbial properties you'll probably find that you launder your Sympatico wear less often, reducing the energy your clothes consume.

For more information and eco-friendly laundering tips, see How to Save the Planet - One Washer Load at a Time.

Product Reviews

  • 5
    Very flattering fit, comfy to wear

    Posted by Ingrid on 5th May 2020

    Fast, environmentally friendly delivery by USPS

  • 5
    Lengthened Tunic

    Posted by Cynthia on 11th Apr 2019

    I love my new long length tunic that was custom made for me into a dress. It hangs beautifully, fits perfectly and will get lots and lots of wear. Thanks so much!

  • 5
    Perfect tunic

    Posted by Cynthia on 22nd Mar 2019

    Rose color is beautiful, and the fit is flowy and flattering. I love it.

  • 5
    Versatile new color

    Posted by Barbara Phillips on 29th Dec 2018

    Hi Rose, you went above and beyond to make a tunic in your new color, bayleaf. It goes with every color I wear, the purples, browns, blues all look good with it, and by adding a turtleneck underneath can be worn in the cooler weather of San Francisco. Thanks.

  • 5
    Fun and Freeing!

    Posted by Rebecca on 17th Oct 2018

    This is the second Trapeze Tunic I have purchased from Sympatico because I loved my first one so much I wanted more in other colors. In fact, as more colors become available I will definitely be requesting more tunics. Why? For one, I feel youthful when I wear it. It is loose and comfortable and kind of swingy and I love putting my hands into the roomy pockets when I walk around. Another secret? I don't really need to wear a bra if I am wearing the tunic with a T-shirt or Turtleneck underneath. Ahhhh. Freedom! I love the Trapeze Tunics!

  • 5
    Best tunic yet

    Posted by Judith on 24th Sep 2018

    woohoo! I adore these tunics (I bought two). Perfect sizing, great pockets, perfect length and the cut allows for movement but is flattering at the same time. I am only frustrated not to find all the colors in my size!

  • 5
    Really love this garment!

    Posted by Debra on 31st Jul 2018

    I now own 5 of these- they work so well, dressing up or going casual. I wear them with dressy blouses and also hemp tees or flannel shirts they work great year round! Thank you Rose!

  • 5
    I live in this.

    Posted by Laura Loewen on 24th Jul 2018

    This is my idea of a perfect garment. It's flattering, comfortable, has huge and useful pockets, comes in timeless, gorgeous colors in fabric that feels great, is eco-friendly, and washes easily. It looks great on its own or with something light over it as a jacket. In Fall I'll be wearing it with various shirts under it. It's my favorite thing in the world right now.

  • 5
    Mid-weight Trapeze Tunic

    Posted by Rebecca on 23rd Jul 2018

    This is my first garment that I ordered from. Sympatico Clothing and I misjudged my size and ordered the Tunic in small. Rose was extremely helpful with my exchange and even though there was not a Medium size in stock, she made one and had it out in the mail to me by the following week. I love my Tunic and it fits perfectly now. The fabric is supple and soft and it feels wonderful and comfortable. I am getting ready to order a skirt next. I plan to build my new wardrobe with Sympatico styles!