No. 332

Cardigan Sakura

Mid length cardigan. The Sakura inspired flower ornament evokes a feel of blooming spring in Japan. Knitted in a structure to enhance the floral pattern. A feminine and timeless cardigan.

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Sakura

The refinement of Japanese aesthetics and the iconic Japanese cherry blossom tree, also commonly known as Sakura, inspired Solveig Hisdal to make this design for our jubilee collection. The trees blooms during spring and beautiful pink and white flowers cover Japan like a blanket. Natures own celebration of spring and the beginning of new life.

Jubilee Collection 25 years

Our biggest dream was to prove that it could be possible to produce beautiful clothing in a high cost country like Norway. We really wanted to make an effort, investing in the very best designs and sustainable qualities. We wanted to create new jobs and a safe and good working environment where people could be happy and develop personally. We had so many ideas and dreams we wanted to realize.

25 years later, we have proudly presented two jubilee collections to customers all over the world, created by Oleana’s own designer, Solveig Hisdal. Oleana is alive and we still want to think big!

Buttons

We want the buttons to be that extra little detail that makes you love your Oleana garment . We are buying buttons from all over the world in all kinds of materials and colours, glass, metal, polyamide etc. Our designer, Solveig Hisdal, puts her honor in finding just the right button to each model. (You will always find an extra button in the side seam in case you should be unlucky to loose one).

Merino wool and silk

Oleana has decided  to work with the very best raw materials. Oleana’s main quality is an exclusive soft worsted yarn in a mixture of 25% silk and 75% merino wool. In a worsted yarn the fibers are combed and the fibers are lying more parallel than in a carded yarn. To spin a worsted yarn you need longer fibers and the yarn gets smoother, more shiny and stronger than a carded yarn.

The raw materials, merino wool and silk, makes the yarn soft and delicate. Silk is one of thinnest, most shiny fibers you can find. Merino wool is the thinnest wool fiber next to cashmere. The yarn spun from a mixture of merino wool and silk keeps you warm in cold weather and cool in warm weather. Yarns in these fibers have the ability to absorb moister without feeling wet. Oleana buys the merino/silk yarn from two traditional spinners in North Italy who are suppliers to the most exclusive textile producers in the world.