At Synergy, we create organic, fair trade clothing. As a family run business, we are proud leader of the sustainability fashion movement. In addition, we believe it matters how clothing is made. Most importantly, consumers deserve the choice to buy clothing they feel good about wearing with the knowledge of where and how it was produced.
Do you lack education about how your clothing is made? Are you aware that the process of making garments has major environmental impacts.?Nowadays, most consumers are aware that sustainable clothing is better. But, do you actually know how? Most importantly, making and purchasing sustainable clothing helps impact the fashion industry.
In this paragraph, we discuss the complexity of the textile industry. Firstly, the process of making fiber, natural or synthetic is extremely toxic. Secondly, the conventional methods of growing and manufacturing cotton use high levels of toxic chemicals. Thirdly, synthetic materials are not biodegradable. Moreover, they rely on fossil fuel extraction leading to climate issues.
SUSTAINABILITY + ETHICS
We create clothing with a minimal environmental impact. In addition, our company focuses on empowering men and women through ethical employment practices. We work with GOTS certified organic cotton grown and loomed into fabric in India. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers.
Organic cotton is an environmental game changer. We choose organic cotton to lower impact & use less toxic pesticides. The majority of our clothing is made with organic cotton. In addition, we use low impact dyes to decrease the use of rinse water and produce less waste. Lastly, we use recycled polyester to create new materials.
At Synergy, we are proud to consciously craft garments in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory in India. For example, we employ fair labor practices with our partners in Nepal. In addition, our factories comply to strict social, environmental and economic standards protecting the health and safety of the workforce.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
- Safe working conditions
- No child or forced labor
- Elimination of harmful chemicals
- Maternity leave, strict legal minimum wage requirements & more
Choosing Fair Trade Certified™ goods, helps support better working conditions for factory workers who make your clothes. Likewise, it gives extra income directly back to workers to invest in their communities. More importantly, your money is used to address important local needs so their families and communities can thrive for generations to come. Purchasing Fair Trade goods gives you an opportunity to vote with your dollar. Above all, you support responsible companies, empower workers and protect the environment.
Americans throw away 14 million tons of textiles a year. We commit to reducing impact on the environment in every way possible.
Recycling helps reduce environmental impact. When you are done with a Synergy garment, please do not throw it away. To clarify, we recycle it and you can get a discount off a future purchase. Lastly, you will receive a voucher for 25% off your next order.
We donate garments that are in good shape to local nonprofits and women’s shelters. Similarly, we donate unusable garments to environmentally responsible textile recycling programs.