Our ambition has always been to make exquisite clothes, created with beauty and quality for people to cherish and enjoy.

 

Oleana is a family company founded in 1992 by Signe Aarhus, Hildegunn Møster and Kolbjørn Valestrand, with the aim of creating new jobs in Norway’s textile industry. Most of Western Europe’s production had by that time moved to countries with far cheaper labour. We wanted to prove that it is possible to go against the main-stream business model by believing in people and creating great products.

Norway has a long and rich tradition of textile production and pattered knitwear in wool. It’s important for us to keep production in Norway, preserving traditions and know-how. We remain committed to deliver products that we have full control over, from the origin of our materials right through the production process.

People all over the world are becoming more aware of what they buy. We can no longer accept the humiliating working conditions of many women and children in order to produce inexpensive textile products. Our material choices of wool, alpaca and silk are not just superior quality but also good environmental choices.

Oleana’s collection is produced in our own factory in Norway.

People

Meet the members of the Oleana team, who create and care for our garments from drawing board to you

 

Solveig Hisdal

Creative Director

Giang Thi My Nguyen

Quality controller

Signe Aarhus

Founder and storyteller

Else Hjortland

Service to sales and stock manager

Aksel Bjånesøy

Accounting & Data Platfrom Specialist

Anne Elisabeth Lindvik Borge

Quality controller

Ann-Mari Haukeland

Linker

Arne Riple

Accounting and service to sales

Gerda Sørhus Fuglerud

CEO and owner

Beate Stamnes

Knitter

Bente Elin Aaland

Shop manager

Steffen Fuglerud

CEO and owner

Asta Jonkuviene

Sewer

Berit Teigland

Product developer

Maryanne Fosse

Production manager

Britt Mjelde

Confection sewer

Bjørn Erik Elholm

Knitter and handyman

Elin Ragnhildstveit

Knitter

Liv Guri Østrem

Product developer kids

Bente Heggertveit

Shop manager

Frode Skaftun

Knitter and handyman

Kolbjørn Valestrand

Founder and Senior Consultant

Gladys Delgadillo Molina

Linker

Grete Mjelde Helgesen

Production worker and shop assistant

Hege Hansen

Knitter

Helga Liv Syslak Stang

Sewer

Ilona Lukasenoka

Confection Sewer

Ina Nikolova Vitanova

Sewer

Ingebjørg Øvrehus

Sewer and button expert

Juste Sliazaite

Programmer

Kari Thorsen

Knitter in charge

Katarzyna Agnieszka Konieczna

Knitter

Kate Oppedal Flølo

Productionassistant

Lisbeth Sveri

Knitter

Magnus Torgils Tveiten

Knittter, mechanic and handyman

Margun Mjelde Bruvik

Quality controller

Marit Erdal

Knitter

Marita Eikefet

Linker

Monika Katarzyna Jelinek

Linker

Oksana Grigorjeva

Linker

Stephanie Maritza Senneseth

Service to sales

Silje Ane Modin

Knitter

Sissel Hanstveit Johansen

Linker

Mirsada Sivcevic

Sewer

Vaida Gelumbickaitè

Service to sales and account assistant

Anja Rambjør Brendehaug

Sewer

Sølvi Bergli

Linker

Torbjørg Grøttveit Gjerstad

Service to sales

Trine Lise Eneberg Nord

Sewer

Britt Marion Litleskare

Service to sales

Dagfrid Nordvik Våge

Quality controller

Irene Wågenes Vik

Linker

Kathrine Johansen

Sewer

Oddrun Erdal Hansen

Quality controller

Randi Vatle

Linker

Tone Hjortland

Knitter

Britt Sonstad Indrearne

Museum Curator

Oleana Stores

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Journal

Interested to know more? Visit our journal for a glimpse into Oleana’s inspirational process, factory and more.