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JOURNAL

JOURNAL

JOURNAL

Olive & Iris was born five years ago out of a collaboration with a small independent family run business in Northern Tuscany. They produce beautiful, hand finished cashmere and together we have produced a biannual collection of vibrant contemporary clothes.

 

With the same Italian factory, we’ve developed The Indigo Collection; gentle, coaxing and nurturing. Our cashmere is hand dyed on the edge of Dartmoor, using the ancient technique of shibori to make beautiful, unique clothes. We work with an organic indigo vat; a totally absorbing ancient process of dyeing.

Quality and originality are at the heart of our business. We believe that through creating one-off products, we make clothing that reflects our values and will last a lifetime. From the sourcing of our cashmere through to the ancient dyeing process using an organic indigo vat, each stage of our process respects the traditional crafts that make Olive & Iris the brand it is today. 

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Having started Olive and Iris as a small venture in 2015, I am so grateful to our loyal customers who have played such a crucial part in the brand's success. We are extremely excited to now be partnered with a number of other businesses such as Wolf & Badger and Brilliant Little Brands, helping spread the values that Olive and Iris upholds.

My aim has always been to create beautiful, one-off pieces to suit all women, no matter their shape. Cashmere lends perfectly to this ethos, and through hand dyeing much of our clothing myself, I have been able to create distinctive designs to compliment other collections. 

Thank you for supporting Olive and Iris throughout its journey - keep an eye out to see our latest collections as soon as they launch!

-Sue

MISSION

By creating one-off, unique products, we make clothing that reflects our values and will last a lifetime. From the sourcing of our cashmere through to the ancient dyeing process, each stage respects the traditional crafts that make Olive & Iris the brand it is today.  

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