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Casey Dworkin founder of Sylven New York  portrait picture

Meet our Founder

Casey Dworkin was born on Earth Day, and has been dedicated to sustainable practices from a young age as a result often joking that sustainability is "in her blood". Her creative interests led her to pursue fashion, and she completed a degree from Drexel University in a combination of Product Design and Fashion Merchandising. Her alma mater recently recognized her for her work in sustainable shoe design and production in their 40 Under 40 profile.

Separate from her love and reverence of nature, she has also spent the past fifteen years working in the fashion and retail industries within a variety of emerging shoe and accessory brands.

When she decided to launch Sylven New York in 2017, she felt compelled to base her brand equally on craftsmanship, design, and mission – finally getting the opportunity to combine her affinities for both fashion and sustainability.

Casey believes that design is the epicenter of what connects us all – to each other and to nature. She aims to truly innovate the fashion industry at large by taking an equal approach to values and aesthetics and believes that a deep emotional connection to design is the key to opening up larger audiences to new and innovative ways of fabrication.