SVILU Debuts: Wearable and Elegant Sustainable Staples

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SVILU, a collection of sustainable staples for modern dressing, made its debut in New York this week. I met designers Britt Cosgrove and Marina Polo at their Tribeca loft and they took me through their gorgeous and ultra-wearable collection.

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I was drawn to the classic beauty and wearability in each piece. The designers said they strive “to design staples that endure the ebb and flow of trends.” Indeed they’ve done just that. This is a sustainable brand that knows how to dress a woman of any body type.

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Britt and Marina used environmentally sensitive fabrics such as organic cotton, tencel, modal, cupro and made use of digital fabric printing. This Spring/Summer 2013 collection was manufactured in the United States.

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Designers Marina Polo and Britt Cosgrove founded SVILU in 2012.

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The traditional Trench coat reimagined in a soft ocher Tencel. I fell in love with this piece.

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SVILU will show their debut collection in London at the Haymarket Hotel September 16-17. We look forward to watching this young brand grow.

About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay is the Director of Communications at CBS EcoMedia and is a co-owner of Eco-Chick along with Starre Vartan. Previously, she was the managing editor at Eco-Chick, and created the acclaimed interview series “Heroines for the Planet." She has written for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, Huffington Post, EarthHour.org, Livia Firth's Eco-Age.com, Ecover US, Laura Turner Seydel's blog, and Gather Green. Lindsay was featured on the Veria Living Network as a “voice for the planet’s health” and was named in Ecover’s “30 Under 30″ contest which recognized those who are making a sustainable difference in their local or global communities. Lindsay holds a B.S. in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award for Top Student in RW1 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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