Clothes Designer Sylvie Privat

We love Sylvie for the French sensibility she brings to her designs, as well as her unique approach to green design.  Who knew you could look fabulous AND protect Mother Earth?  

Sylvie Privat has been sewing and designing her clothes since she was 10 years old. Taught by her grand-ma (sewing teacher) and mother in France, Sylvie finally completed her sewing/pattern-making education in US at Canada College and Apparel-Arts.

Sylvie has been working as an independent pattern-maker and couture garment creator for about 10 years. 

Conscious of the need  to elevate the process of garment making to a more eco-friendly process (cc Why zero-waste fashion). Sylvie took on the challenge of developing this unique collection of zero-waste patterns – SomaPatterns – Available now to everybody to enjoy.

Her studio is located in the heart of the Soma District in San Francisco, CA.

An interview of Sylvie, on wedding gowns, was featured in an episode of “Inside City limits”, Comcast San Francisco, in 2006

Sylvie is a member of ASDP (Association of Sewing and Design Professional). 

She has been a finalist several times of the annual Threads magazine challenges and won in 2011 the “best engineering” design on the No-Waste Challenge.


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