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Svilu is an emerging NYC-based women’s fashion label. The brand, founded in 2012 by Marina Polo and Britt Cosgrove, creates pieces for the environmentally conscious, showcasing a modern and casual look.
Svilu’s clothing bears resemblance to men’s fashion; classic and traditional silhouettes are present in the collection. The clothing retains a feminine look, despite featuring pieces that are more often associated with men’s fashion (such as blazers and button-up shirts). The brand takes pride in being environmentally conscious; the brand’s clothes are locally produced, with all items manufactured in the USA. Sustainable fabrics used in production include modal, virgin wool, tencel and certified organic cotton. The label also uses digital fabric printing, which minimizes waste of fabric, ink, water or electricity.
Svilu’s Spring/Summer ’13 lookbook features preppy, nautical styles. The Fall/Winter ’13 lookbook focuses on dark hues, plaid and chunky knits.