OlaOla is a Textile design studio, by Ola Olayinka, which creates bold & unique patterned accessories such as bags, hair accessories and jewellery. The products are made so that everyone can easily liven up their everyday style through the use of bold colours and eclectic graphic print. The patterns are inspired by nature, the abstract and the use of colour and pattern in Ola’s Nigerian heritage. Printed and hand-made in small batches in the UK. Products are made to order allowing less fabric waste and all smaller off-cuts are up-cycled into products such as earrings. All patterns are originals created by OlaOla.
OlaOla has now extended into offering textiles workshops and Ola acts as an Associate Lecturer at the University of The Arts.
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