Ytre Arna, Norway
«Different than others» has been Oleana's guiding principle since the company's foundation. The slogan not only comes from Oleana's decidedly creative business concept but also from its great social commitment towards its employees and the environment. Oleana exclusively produces its clothes and accessories in Norway. A flat hierarchy, freedom, joint responsibility and equal rights among all employees are vital to the company. As a consequence, both creativity and commitment lead to new and successful ideas. Nowadays there are around 70 people working in the fashion factory outside of Bergen.
Solveig Hisdal has been Oleana's designer since the company was founded in autumn 1992 an until 2018. It is thanks to her sense of fashion and her brilliant eye that Oleana has been successful for all those years.
In 2018 we brought in our new head of design, Matilda Norberg. Design has always been our most crucial competitive tool, and Matilda’s strong, fashion conscious work follows in that tradition. Vivid with energy, creativity and humour, our new styles are multifaceted and
directed towards a wider spectrum of customers.
We’re excited about what’s to come and we hope you are, too. Our aim is to keep building on our legacy, but also explore new, great things along the way.