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Shilo Engelbrecht

Shilo Engelbrecht was born in Cape Town, grew up in Brisbane and now spends her time between Stockholm and Sydney working on her paintings and developing her textile brand.

She launched her first collection of textiles titled ” Älv” (Swedish for river) while working from her U.K studio. The Älv range is a celebration of colour and consists of her oil paintings digitally printed onto linen for interiors. Her products include soft furnishings, tableware, wall panels and fabrics for light wear upholstery, wall mounting and framing.

Shilo has a Fine Arts Degree in Fashion/Textiles and was awarded the “Mercedes Benz Start Up” prize for her graduate collection and the “Emerging Designer of the Year” by the Design Institute of Australia. Her work has been featured in Belle, Vogue Living, Elle Decor U.K and the Telegraph. Recently awarded the “Kickstart Creative Award” in the U.K Shilo has recently exhibited her original oil paintings and textiles in London and is now in Australia showing the range in Sydney and Melbourne.

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  • Älv Linen Union


    Shilo transfers her original oil paintings onto linen union, that can be purchased to apply to custom made light-wear upholstery, cushions, bedheads, bed throws, wall panels or art works. Digitally printed and handcrafted in Europe available in various artworks. 2 meter minimum order.

  • Älv Napkins


    Shilo transfers her original oil paintings onto linen napkins, that can be purchased individually or as sets. The pure linen napkins are handcrafted in Europe and come in a various artworks.