Textile Artist/Designer working in River Studios

About Olive

Olive Made is a handmade accessories label based in Melbourne's west. Each piece is handmade and designed by Olive. Experimenting on the sewing machine over the years has led to the development of her label Olive Made. The label was launched in early 2014 as a creative counterpart to her Art History studies at Melbourne University. Her designs incorporate unusual textures and bold colours. Each product is made as limted edition, becoming a unique object that is functional but made to be seen!! The current collection includes drawstring backpacks, clutches, bum bags and mesh totes. Fabrics used are often up-cycled or repurposed to produce one of a kind articles.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

Living in the Westside the location of the studio is very appealing to me. I use Footscray as a constant source of inspiration so I love having my studio on its doorstep! I will use my studio for the design and production of the bags I make.