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SVILU Debuts: Wearable and Elegant Sustainable Staples


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.


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.


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.


Designers Marina Polo and Britt Cosgrove founded SVILU in 2012.


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


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

Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.