This season Olann is focused on sustainable, ethical, slow fashion. I made some big decisions at the beginning of 2019 that would set the path for the future of my company. One of the decisions I made was to source only environmentally conscious materials, which have been ethically and sustainably produced. This choice steered the design process for this FW 2019 collection. I chose yarns from Canadian yarn companies, small Irish woollen mills and local Vancouver Island farms. And I chose a colour palette that was diverse and rich, reflecting the seasonal shifts of the West Coast landscape and the places I have called home. The SS 2019 collection is a mix of beautiful chunky hand knit sweaters and cardigans, medium weight headbands and hats, and fine gauge beanies and cowls. I believe in designing and making quality handmade fashion that endures. I believe in creating timeless pieces that will be loved for years. And I believe Olann SS 2019 is just that: slow fashion at it’s best.