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OliOeco STORY

Established in 1986 with a commitment to design and the environment and a mission to create sustainable yet wearable, long lasting garments.

We use a range of organic, natural, reclaimed and reworked fabrics. Buttons are handmade, vintage, recycled leather and natural materials.

Ends of fabrics, off cuts and production waste are used in our patchwork creations and small accessories. Zero waste is a continuous goal and it is truly satisfying to not fill the garbage bin at the end of a production run.

OliO |medley or small collection| in keeping with our name,produces small collections each season that create dialogues with the wearer.We create without timeline pressure and the garments can be worn much longer than traditional fashion would dictate.

Built on a groundwork of endurance and integrity both through  garment production and in conjunction with our customer's continued satisfaction, OliOeco has a continuous mission  to create sustainable products with minimal environmental impact.

 Packaging Materials

We use recycled paper for all garment price tags,care tags,business cards,post cards and letterhead. Garment brochures are also recycled paper and our reusable cotton shopping bags are made from recycled cotton sheeting.

Customers can use their cotton shopping bags as an extra layer of protection when washing their OliO garments. Simply  turn the item to be washed inside out and place  in your cotton bag, tie the handles and wash as normal.

When we mail an item to you it will arrive in a recycled cardboard box and instead of tissue paper your item will be folded,put in the cotton shopping bag and then placed in the box.

We guarantee our garments and offer Free Repair Service.

Everything is locally made and produced in Toronto,Canada.

Jannis Ruck

Creative force for the OLIOeco brand and a Designer who is passionate about social, environmental, and ethical issues.

The concept of 'waste not want not' was instilled by my mother, a Nova Scotia textile artist who from her magnificent creations of Waldoboro rugs made from fabric scraps and cut strips of fabrics to her hand knit garments and accessories I learned from an early age the value of everything we came in contact with. Nothing went to waste, from food to fiber. These were my first associations with recycling

Growing up on the Bay of Fundy Coast in rural Annapolis County on an organic sheep farm was the initial education and groundwork for the ethos of OliOeco and for life.That education extended to Costume Studies and the love and infatuation with fiber, fabrics and colour that is a huge part of my inspiration for life and for work.

When you hold an appreciation for all life it is not an afterthought to make  every attempt to protect and preserve our planet and all of it's vibrant life forms. Working to build an eco and sustainable business continues to be part and parcel to that appreciation

Thank you to all our wonderful customers and associates who continue to support small businesses and  who value slow fashion, slow food, slow living and anything slow that makes our world a better place.