Trapeze Tunic (Light Weight Hemp/Tencel)

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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.


  • Light Weight woven 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell)
  • Preshrunk: machine wash, tumble or line dry

Light Weight is a breezy 4-oz. square weave to help keep your summer cool. Used only on Sympatico tops, it dries quickly and is slightly more prone to wrinkles than our Mid Weight fabric*. It's great in the tropics and on those steamy summer days! Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

* Shop the Mid 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.

"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
Learn more >

Product Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by RBP on 16th Jun 2021

    I had no idea how much I would need or love this Trapeze Top until it arrived. It looks wonderful on its own or layered with a t-shirt. And working with Rose is an absolute joy.

  • 5
    These are the BEST!

    Posted by Laura Loewen on 1st Oct 2020

    They look good. They're comfy. The fabric feels wonderful. They come in wonderful colors. They have huge pockets. They're sturdy, well-made, can go in the dryer, and no matter how wrinkled they get (and they don't wrinkle easily), if you just put it on and wear it, all the wrinkles come out! It's a perfect garment in my opinion... and you can wear it as is in hot weather, and layer under and/or over it when it's cooler. I live in these.

  • 5
    My favorite shirt

    Posted by Kathryn Wronski on 23rd May 2020

    I bought a tunic last year . Shortly became my favorite go-to shirt. So decided to get another and ordered one in purple. The tunic arrived faster than I expected and perfect! Thank you!

  • 5
    Yay! Slate Blue for summer cool!

    Posted by Rebecca on 3rd Jun 2019

    I love the light weight fabric for this beautiful light blue color tunic. It is cool and comfortable in warm weather and pairs so nicely with the Flip Skirt that I already have in my Sympatico wardrobe. I can wear it by itself or with a light T-shirt underneath and feel feminine and lovely. The pockets are such a plus factor!

  • 5
    comfort in style

    Posted by April Johnston on 9th Mar 2018

    The fit is very comfortable and flattering for a full figure. The deep pockets do not add bulk to the top

  • 5
    Happy in paprika

    Posted by Annie on 28th Sep 2017

    I recently purchased the trapeze tunic in paprika and absolutely love everything about it; the fit, the color, the style, the flair and the comfort. Oh, and the pockets! Deep. Just perfect. It's also gratifying to know that it was made ethically. Thank you, Rose.

  • 5
    This top is my favorite thing in the world right now.

    Posted by Laura on 28th Jul 2017

    It's difficult not to gush about this top. Aside from Sympatico's usual stellar fabric and color, the design of the trapeze tunic is extra special. It's so simple and flattering, with details that make me happy (like the pockets). This top has everything I love: it's comfortable, simple, a little unusual, and hugely flattering. I put it on over leggings, add a necklace, and I have an outfit that can go almost anywhere. I wish everything were that easy.

  • 5
    Loveliest clothes !!!

    Posted by Katheryn Osborne on 14th Apr 2017

    I just received my first order from you, a delft blue trapeze tunic & grey stovepipe pants....I love these. Fit perfectly right out of the box..I will be a regular I want one of everything !