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SA VA a division of S.V.A. Holdings Corporation

SA VA is a socially driven, American Made fashion brand for the woman who strives to do the right thing.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2006
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

SA VA is a socially driven, American Made fashion brand providing inspired style for the woman who strives to do the right thing. Our customers want clothes that make them feel great and accentuate their individual style but they hold strong local and global values that increasingly influence their purchasing decisions. When our customer buys SA VA she is able to find the image she wants without compromising the values she holds.


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    Sarah Elizabeth Van Aken

    Sarah is a social entrepreneur, designer and community stewardess. She lectures internationally on sustainable & ethical apparel. She has 15 years of apparel industry & business management experience. Sarah holds a B.A. of Fine Art from the Univ. of Delaware. She has been awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Phila. Chamber of Commerce. Sarah is on the Board of the Sustainable Business Network and the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.

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    Wayne Zukin
    Vice President

    Wayne, a real estate attorney, is the Founder of Zukin Development Corporation a real estate development company based in Philadelphia. While growing his own real estate holdings, Wayne has invested in locally owned businesses to incubate their growth in to a strong commercial tenant base. His investments range from restaurants to fashion brands that fall in line with common values of sustainability and local business development.

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    Jose Fernandez
    Production Manager

    Jose has over 30 years of product lifecycle, production management & quality control experience. Working both here in the United States and Puerto Rico for some of the industry’s largest brands including Carr Hart, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Jose’s experience in the industry began as a master pattern maker and during his career he has opened and grown small cut and sew shops to 250,000 square foot manufacturing facilities.

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    Mary Dougherty
    Sales Representative

    Mary is the founder and president of MKDA a fashion company comprised of two Nicole Miller Philadelphia stores, a wholesale representation business and a PR & Marketing firm. A natural born leader and entrepreneur, she has flourished as a businesswoman, educator, community leader, mentor, and loving parent. Mary is known for her extensive background in the fashion and PR industry as well as her generous charitable giving

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    Kim Balaschak
    Operations Consultant

    Kim brings more than three decades of international experience and success in multiple facets of the fashion industry from production and distribution to sales and marketing. While working with Coopers and Lybrand in Russia, she became proficient in process modeling that SA VA is now using to analyze and improve productivity, efficiency and marketing.

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    Advisory Board
    SA VA Advisory Board

    SA VA has established an Advisory Board of leading industry professionals to help assist and guide us through our growth. Information can be found in the introductory pitch deck.

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    Jay H. Levitt
    Non Executive Chairman

    A veteran of the retail business, Jay Levitt has had a vast experience in a broad range of leadership roles at the nations most successful retail companies. Throughout his career, Jay has lead based on commitment, integrity, passion, and teamwork. During his 30 year career in the industry Jay has held posts as CEO of Robinsons May and May Merchandising as well as President of Fashion Bug.


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    Gary A. Smith
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    Anthony G. Fanty

Previous Investors

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    Wayne Zukin