The textile industry is the oldest industry in the world. Oleana is one of the youngest factories in Norway and the only one of its kind that both knits ands sews everything that is produced in their own factory. Oleana is located in Espeland, just outside Bergen, on the west coast of Norway.
Oleana takes pride in using only ecological natural fibers: wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere; and emphasizes design and quality. The people who bring Oleana garments to life believe that we need to buy fewer, but more beautiful clothes.
Designer, Solveig Hisdal, stands behind all of Oleana's designs. You can recognise her signature in the floral ornaments and the beautiful and stunning color combinations. Solveig Hisdal also authored, Poetry in Stitches: Clothes You Can Knit, which includes knitting instructions and patterns for over 20 of her designs.