Our Handmade Tale

In a world of fast fashion, automatic machinery and soulless techniques, Olana offers a personal and devoted approach to dressmaking. We employ traditional dressmaking techniques using the most sumptuous fabrics to bring you garments of style, substance and quality. 

Our process

All of our garments are made to order by a specialist team of artisan dressmakers in the north of England. Each Olana pattern is carefully hand cut from luxury, sustainably sourced fabric and is pieced together by hand using nothing other than a traditional sewing machine, a good eye and a steady hand. Our beautiful fabric covered buttons are all individually created by hand-cutting precise, circular pieces of fabric which we use to envelop traditional disc buttons. These are then meticulously married up to button holes using a good old fashioned tape measure and are completed by delicately hand sewing them to each garment. The dressmaking journey concludes by hand pressing, folding and wrapping each Olana order and hand delivering it to the post office where it is signed off on it's voyage to it's lovely new owner.

Our fabrics

Olana sources the most beautiful and luxurious natural linen and cotton fabrics from some of Europe's finest textile producers; our aim being to do away with the cheap thrill, focus on the meaningful and return to the authentic. Linen, a fabric even more ancient than writing, is a most extraordinary fibre and has long been a symbol of elegance and personal luxury. Strong, breathable and renewable, linen has the rare characteristic of becoming more soft and beautiful with age and time. Each Olana item is crafted using the most sumptuous natural linen and linen/cotton blend fabrics making each piece pure, long lasting and uniquely beautiful. Sustainable by nature, linen and cotton are biodegradable fabrics that require no chemicals to be processed into a textile. The fibres within our fabrics are environmentally friendly throughout their entire life cycle and offer respect to both people and planet. A precious gift of nature, linen dates back thousands of years and yet still remains incredibly modern; it's beauty and elegance standing the real test of time.

Hand crafted with love and care.