Gold 2020 / Women’s Dress / Ankle boots

Sylven New York Almasi Boot - Vegan Apple Leather

Photo Credit: Sylven New York



  • Company
    Sylven New York
  • Lead Designer
    Casey Dworkin
  • Prize
    Gold in Ankle boots, Silver in Sustainable manufacturing process, Silver in Bio-fabricated materials
  • Expertise

Handcrafted in Italy, the Almasi is a sleek ankle boot designed with clean lines and clean materials.

The Almasi is made with our signature vegan Apple Leather - a bio-based leather alternative crafted from the cores and skins of organic apple food waste out of Italy. It mimics the properties of leather beautifully while remaining animal-free, and has been a standout in our collection.

The boot's lining is also plant-based, and takes the molecules from corn, grain, and seeds to comprise a performance based non-petroleum material.

Sylven New York is a conscious footwear brand fostering luxury craftsmanship and sustainable innovation in equal measure. Working with heritage factories in the Tuscany region of Italy, we utilize a cutting-edge combination of bio-based, plant-based, renewable, recyclable, organic, and biodegradable materials.

As the Founder, it’s an incredible opportunity to combine my affinities for sustainability with shoe design. I was born on Earth Day and have always felt an inherent connection to nature. I love introducing new audiences to sustainable practices through intentional design.

Other prizes
Drexel University 40 under 40