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It's Fashion Revolution Week and a time to ask yourself #whomademyclothes? If you have one of our dresses by Synergy, we'll introduce you to someone who just might have made yours!

Meet Sharmila. She is 32 and has been working in the garment industry for over a decade. She lives in Kathmandu with her two younger brothers. She nearly lost her life during one of the earthquakes last year, but was saved by her brothers. She is grateful to be able to provide support and stability for her family.

Maya is 42 years old and lives with her two sons (a 10 year old and an 18 year old). Her husband has to work outside of the country in Dubai. Her and her sons lost their home during the earthquakes last year, and they spent 7 long days homeless. Things are returning to normal for her and her family, she is glad for the flexible nature of her job.

Gopini is a 35 year old woman living near Kathmandu, Nepal. She has a 9 year old son. Her husband works in a factory so she is grateful to be able to work from home. With a dual income home, Gopini and her husband are certain of a brighter future for their son.

Amisha Lama is 26 years old. She lives with her husband and 2 children (ages 10 and 7). Her husband works in a furniture shop. The added income that they get from Amisha’s job provides stability for their family.

All Synergy appliques are hand-sewn by artisans, like Sharmila, in Nepal. All too often, women in Nepal are forced to choose between caring for their families and earning an income. With Synergy, these women can work at their own pace, care for their families, and earn a living wage. The devastating earthquakes of 2015 created a lot of wreckage in Kathmandu. Many were affected and need their wages more than ever as they work to rebuild their beautiful country

If you're wearing Synergy, your clothes were made by someone who earns enough money to live comfortably. Who has flexibility in where and when they work. Who is safe from the toxic chemicals and dangerous conditions that are all too often a part of the garment making process. 

Originally posted by Synergy, here

April 19, 2016 by Meghan Finney

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