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We are Saulė — a women’s label born from the belief that dressing ethically should never mean sacrificing style. Our pieces are intended to be worn on any occasion, rediscovered every season, and lovingly gifted to the next generation. Our materials are sourced thoughtfully and without harm. Our name, inspired by the solar deity responsible for the well-being of life on earth, embodies feminine power and a nurturing spirit. In essence, Saulė is the passionate antithesis of fast fashion.
Saulė was founded in 2018 when Ania Czuprynski, strong-willed artist and pragmatic creative, discovered an opportunity to carve a unique space in the sustainable fashion industry. A few months into her passion project she was joined by her childhood friend and pseudo-sibling, Igor De Gregorio. The duo went to action, following a simple philosophy: gorgeous fashion should both feel good and do good. After hundreds of long nights of planning, designing, learning and bickering the way siblings often do, Saulė took flight. Not even a pandemic could stand in the way.
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Our Founder, Creative Director and fearless leader. People tend to think Creatives have their head in the clouds, but a single moment with Ania would convince you otherwise. She’s genuine, perceptive, down to earth and doesn’t understand the word “quit.” After years as a Head of Design in corporate advertising, she answered a higher calling. Her passion for design, personal style and healthy, sustainable living became more than a creative outlet—it became the brand.
Saulė is a reflection of her natural ability to blend luxury and simplicity. She’s the kind of person who enjoys a glass of champagne as much as a boiled egg, sometimes together. With her creative vision and entrepreneurial spirit, Saulė will continue to inspire women everywhere and stand apart in the industry. Whatever’s up her sleeve will always leave you guessing. Chances are it’s absolutely brilliant, if not at least hilarious.
IGOR DE GREGORIO
Igor, Partner and COO, is our charismatic operational mastermind. He keeps eyes on the big picture as well as every screw holding it in place. His knowledge is two-fold. For one, his experience in sales, client services and retail merchandising helps Saulė create and deliver fashion sustainably.
Secondly, his passion for travel and knowledge of places makes his role at Saulė personal. His home base may be Italy, but Igor’s heart spreads around the world. He would just as quickly offer you his famous homemade pesto as he’d recommend a hidden gem in almost any city you could name. It’s his sense of wonder and belonging anywhere on earth that makes him the trustiest travel guide to take Saulė, and everything we stand for, as far as it can reach.
Adwoman by day, cat-loving film junkie and bookworm by night, Nikki’s creative canvas is words. She is the writer responsible for distilling the many channels of inspiration and creative direction into a singular voice that embodies the Saulė woman.
She crafts everything from brand identity, to social posts, to website and article writing, bringing positive energy and a stern penchant for recycling everywhere she goes. Runner-up to her writing skills is her ability to make the perfect playlist, whatever the vibe.
Leslie is a writer, style icon specializing in high-end secondhand finds and one of those mystical unicorn mothers who makes life with three little boys look easy. She brings razor sharp skills to our creative strategy, digital marketing and SEO. With her planning and enthusiasm, the Club Sustainable platform thrives as an online community that educates, inspires and continues to grow. And she manages it all wearing designer shades and a baby on her hip.
Though she may be the quietest of us, her creations are loud. Lesya is a maker of beautiful things. A mother, a photographer, the world’s greatest gingerbread cookie baker and the artisan who handcrafts our earring collection. She’s an observer, absorbing the inspiration around her and channeling it into many creative outlets. Her exquisite attention to detail is an art form in itself—and the reason why Saulė accessories are, truly, one-of-a-kind works of art.
And, of course, we’d be nothing without the army of small businesses and craftspeople that help make Saulė a success, from the farmers that grow our cotton to the women who create our gorgeous dresses.
To us, they’re family.