If you're as big of a fan of beautifully designed stationary and paper goods as I am, then I'm sure you'll be more than familiar with British brand Ola. Established in 2013 by Katy Goutefangea, Ola works exclusively with UK makers, to create thought-provoking products with an emphasis on craft, quality and traditional manufacture. Each item is a celebration of pattern and simplicity, drawing inspiration from abstract geometry, architecture and artists such as Anni Albers.
Today, I wanted to introduce you to their most recent collection - Conscious Collection - a 'modern, minimal collection with craft, sustainability and the environment as a central focus'.
Whilst maintaining their signature simplistic look and minimalistic designs, the Conscious Collection emphasises the importance of combining a luxe, clean aesthetic with sustainable materials and slow production methods.
Consisting of ten greetings cards, the range uses innovative and recycled materials, such as papers made from citrus and almond waste, to create a modern and textural collection. Natural hues of clayed rose, sand and olive help to remind customers of the raw ingredients, whilst flashes of white and metallic foils add a crisp touch.
The investment in handmade and sustainability isn't just about producing an outstanding, quality product - it has an incredible effect on so many other important issues. It assists in preserving traditional techniques, which otherwise could be lost in an ever-developing world, as well as raising the importance of overconsumption and environmentally friendly materials.
Ola not only try to portray their beliefs through the products they create, but will be donating 5% of all profits from the Conscious Collection to Cool Earth - a non-profit organisation committed to protecting our rainforests. .
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