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The Svg component makes it easier to transform SVG files into React components so they can be rendered just like any other component. It uses Webpack's react-svg-loader and babel-loader to do this transformation, so you must have these installed to use this component.

By default, Svg looks for SVG files located in the app/svgs folder at the root of your project (defined here as the location of your package.json). For example, the following will render the file app/svgs/my-logo.svg:

<Svg src="my-logo" width="20" height="20"/>

Changing SVG file location

If you have SVG files in other folders, you can extend the Svg component and override the svgPathLoader method, as follows:

class MySvg extends Svg {
  svgPathLoader(src) {
    return require(`!!babel-loader!react-svg-loader!./path/to/svgs/${src}.svg`);

<MySvg src="fileName"/>

The path is relative to the file where you extend the Svg component.

Disabling optimizations

Note that react-svg-loader will internally optimize your SVGs using svgo. This optimization will sometimes change your SVG in undesirable ways. You can turn off parts of the optimization with loader params. For example, the Svg component itself uses:



srcyesStringName of the svg (excluding the .svg extension)


Import React components (including CSS):

import {Svg} from 'pivotal-ui/react/svg';