Meet The Founder

Casey Dworkin, Founder and Creative Director of Sylven New York was born on Earth Day. As a young teen, not only was Casey an early advocate for the sustainability movement, but she also developed an interest in fashion, specifically footwear.

Armed with a degree in Product Design from Drexel University, Casey moved to New York City in January of 2013 to pursue a career in the footwear industry full-time. Her positions have spanned many facets of the industry including operations, sales, art direction, digital marketing, and social media. Throughout her tenure, she contributed to the growth and development of multiple emerging designers and brands.

2014 and 2015 brought Casey a series of heavy and life changing personal experiences which she will gladly overshare with you, if you get the chance to speak with her in person. With those experiences came clear insight and more growth than she could imagine, largely acting as the catalyst to create and build something of her own.

With her new wisdom and a 'life is precious, so take the risk' attitude, Casey launched Sylven New York in 2017, combining her sustainable mindset with her passion for designer footwear. She continues to push her own boundaries and with no pun intended, put her best foot forward.