In our quest to replace crappy, cheap, and harmful clothes with better alternatives as they wear out, I have been looking for organic clothing companies to support. I consider these items an investment because I’m learning to see them as an ultimate savings – when I spend $45 on a shirt that is organic and made with fair trade practices and will last me 5+ years, that is actually CHEAPER than the $15 counterpoint that wears out or looks awful after a year (not to mention is made in deplorable conditions with harmful dyes and earth-destroying raw materials). So I was super excited when someone recommended Synergy Organic Clothing to me.
Their organic clothing pieces definitely speak to my personal style and they carry a wide range from stylish jackets to yoga clothes. I selected the Layla Asymmetrical Tunic in black, and the Mermaid skirt in Henna for this review. Both are pieces I will get a lot of use out of, especially the black tunic top which can dress up or down.
The black tunic has a long asymmetrical line in the hem, and since I’m shorter than the model on the website it had a really nice length. I could actually wear this with leggings and boots if I wanted to; it’s that long on me if I don’t draw up the side drawstrings too much. Which brings me to the fun details in this shirt – the drawstrings on the shorter side which can create a more obvious ruching on the side, and the subtle detail work in the shoulders. Love that!
The skirt was a style I hadn’t worn too much before, but I liked the subtle asymmetry and comfortable looking design. I was right! It is very comfortable, not too tight around my legs (I can walk freely), and has a nice flow to it. This will be perfect for church, conferences and other “I want to look nice but still be comfortable” occasions.
The fabric is super soft and comfortable. The fit is great and right on the money. I’m usually a Medium or Size 8 and the Medium sized tunic and skirt fit perfectly. There are a variety of styles to choose from, which is nice, and the colors make it easy to mix and match pieces into multiple outfits. I combined these two and they look great together.
I love that the cotton is organic and therefore as good for the earth as it is to wear. I also appreciate that workers are being paid fair wages and given safe work environments. Another thing to consider is that the dyes are low-impact dyes, meaning they do not use a lot of water during processing. Partly they are able to conserve water because the dye process does not use heavy metals, harsh toxins, or GMOs in any of the dyes. And yet the colors are so vibrant and beautiful!
When you are switching to organic clothing at these prices, where you want to think longer-term about your purchases, I recommend starting with wardrobe basics. A solid color top, like Layla, that you can wear with jeans, skirt, or blazer for any occasion is a great example. Or consider a pant or dress that can be easily accessorized for a variety of situations.
Then you will have these amazing pieces you are wearing on a very regular basis and will not only get your money’s worth out of their use, but also be supporting earth- and human-friendly practices that really make a difference in our world. Wear them with pride and peace of mind.
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Disclosure – Synergy sent me these two pieces to review, but I chose the items and colors, and all opinions are mine. And the crazy wind-blown hair is mine too. What items are your favorite from the Synergy clothing items?
Jaclyn Reynolds says
Butterfly Family Ballet Top in Cornflower is just gorgeous!!
Ashley C says
I like the Elize V-Neck in Dusk Blue
Linsey K says
I LOVE the striped Karina dress! Such cute items 🙂
I like the Tulip Karina Dress in Rock.
From the way the skirt looks on the site I would not have guessed that it has the movement and wider bottom that it shows in your pictures. It looks very nice!
I love the dragonfly maxi dress!
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
I think the Picnic Top is lovely!
Nina Washington says
I love the Rachael dress.
Gina B says
The Butterfly Family High-Low Layla Dress in Henna is my favorite dress on the site! I’d love to get that.
I love the fern wrap dress!
Janet Roberson says
Love the Lotus Stalk Chakra Tank Top
I like the Peacock High-Low Flutter Skirt in Sapphire
Denice Metz says
Love them all
Chelsea W says
I really like the Molly Dress and the Owl Flutter dress…I like most of their things!
Love the Matilda Dress in Wheat!
Bonnie Way says
Uh oh… way too many pretty things over there!!! 🙂 The Sleeveless Cowlneck Tunic in Dusk Blue totally caught my eye – I love cowl necks. Your outfit looks adorable too. And the Poppy Emma Top in Coffee. 🙂
Sati Glenn says
I love the dragonfly one-shoulder dress!
Elena G says
I would get the Isabella Top in Cornflower.
John Hutchens says
I like the Peasant Top in Cream
Judy J says
I like the idea that these clothes are comfortable.
Judy J says
Butterfly maxi tank dress in cornflower!
LG McKnight says
the butterfly family top and Emma top look insanely comfortable, but would probably go with the Henley top as I could wear it to work.
Julia in West Des Moines, IA says
that skirt you got — want it.
Lots of pretty choices! I love the Ballet Top in Graphite.
I like the Buddha Eye Tank and the long green yoga leggings.
The skirt also
Alecia S says
I love the ballet tops- my favorite is graphite. Will I look like that if I wear one??
Crystal A. says
I would love the Owl Kathmandu Tunic.
I would get the convertible cardigan!
I really like the matilda dress and the cowlneck tunic
I like the dragonfly dress that is short and brown.
sa collins says
I like the peasant top in cream. Thank you for the giveaway.
Sloan jacket in Earth, Molly dress in purple orchid. Honestly their clothing is the best!!! No comparison to anything else out there – who wouldn’t love to fill their closet with Synergy?
Danielle K says
I love my Angelina skirt. Flattering, yet super comfy!
I have the blue and orange poppy Synergy skirt and love it! Would like to add a coordinating skirt to my collection.
Chris 'n Kate B. says
Mermaid skirt…looks comfy!
Wave Emma dress!
Amy Carter says
I love the peasant tops and the mermaid skirt that you are wearing!
Peacock High-Low Flutter Skirt in Sapphire
I like the striped karina or striped tank dress!
And I love the asymmetrical pocket tank.
Wow, I LOVE their skirts! It is hard to pick one favorite, but I’d have to say the peacock skirt!
Mary H. says
I love all of the dresses! Especially the Matilda dress in Wheat! SO CUTE
Amber Pixie says
I’m a sucker for hoodies, especially in black or tan. 🙂
I love all of their dresses. My favorite is the Butterfly Family High-Low Layla Dress in Henna. 🙂
I’m loving the Peacock Wrap shirt! Super stylish and would be great for dance or yoga class!
Alissa | CleverCompass.com says
I love the peacock nomad dress.
I love the Matilda dress! Thank you for the giveaway.
Waad Radhi says
I like the Tulip Karina Dress
I LOVE Synergy! My closet would be nothing but stuff from them if I could afford it all! At the very least, the Emma top in every color 🙂
I love the Tulip Empress dress!!
Heather M says
I like so many but the Angelina Skirt looks very comfortable.
Stephanie R. says
The models online all look fairly petite. How comfortable is the clothing for those of us that are…blessed with extra? Does the fit stay as cute?
Stephanie – I used their sizing guide. So I have on the medium 6/8 and am usually a 36B or C depending on fit. I’m definitely curvier than their models absolutely. The skirt fits brilliantly even over the 5-babies-in-ten-year pooch and the shirt is stretchy in a comfortable way. If you were more than a C cup you’d probably want a size up to allow room …these are designed to be long so it doesn’t matte that the shirt is long.
Of course look at the cuts to select a style that fits your body shape and personality. The hoodie looked super cute but I liked the sleeveless tunic top I reviewed here big sleeveless isn’t your thing, check out one of the other tops. I think the style varieties they have is a bonus.
Also click through to their Facebook page and ask which styles are more friendly in that area. I found them very responsive and helpful when making my selections. There ARE physical store locations if you are near one of those to try the clothes in person but that isn’t realistic for me and my situation so I took a gamble and it paid off brilliantly.
Renea Fischer says
I love the peasant top in graphite, I’d been looking for a decent basic cotton top that could easily go from day to night, both fun and elegant.
tara pittman says
I like this Wrap Coat in Earth as it looks comfy
I like the Hannah legging with skirt!
Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka) says
I like lots of it. Maybe the Striped Karina Dress best?
That was me looking through the site – it was impossible to decide. I’ll definitely be placing orders in the future.
I would buy the Isabella top in Blue Cornflower…so cute!
I simply love the mermaid dress and the tunic for this article. I am bookmarking this page and telling my friends about this blog so they get some fashion ideas.