Rustic, yet refined. That's the essence of Tangle Syx. We create clothes that are durable, functional, beautiful and feminine. Easy to wear and easy to care for. Clothes that help you to feel like your best self and won’t hold you back from whatever your day brings. Because you shouldn’t have to stop and think about what you’re wearing before you do what’s next.
Tangle Syx is also about the bigger picture: the materials, the manufacturers, the packaging, and how they affect the land and the lives they touch. Every business should be a force for good. A company must make a profit to survive, but it can also do a lot of good along the way. It can create thoughtful meaningful work for people that produce thoughtful meaningful products, and if there’s any money leftover, that should go into growing the company and helping those in need.
Progress not perfection is what we’re going for. As we grow, so will the good we are able to do. We hope you’ll join us.
What is FTD? Also known as Frontotemporal Degeneration, FTD is the most common form of dementia for people under age 60. It represents a group of brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain. The progression of symptoms – in behavior, language, and/or movement – varies by individual, but FTD brings an inevitable decline in functioning. The person affected may experience increasing difficulty in planning or organizing activities. They may behave inappropriately in social or work settings, and have trouble communicating with others, or relating to loved ones. Average life expectancy is 7 to 13 years after the start of symptoms.
My husband, Chris Radcliff, was diagnosed with FTD in 2012 barely a month after our twins turned two years old. The last two and a half years of his life were spent in an assisted living facility, because he needed 24/7 care and supervision. Before FTD, he was a senior engineer, an all around great guy, and a new dad. FTD stole all of that from him, and stole him from us. He died in 2016 at the age of 53.
Now I help others going through their own FTD journeys by facilitating an AFTD-led support group, because talking to others who had been there made all the difference for me. Somehow through those tough times I found the courage, strength and resilience I needed to start this company that I’ve been dreaming about for 20 years. So when deciding how to give back, it felt like a natural fit to give 1% of our sales to the AFTD to help find a cure and to help those struggling on this difficult path.