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.

For our 25 years anniversary we made a new film about our story.


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


Giang Thi My Nguyen

Quality controller

Aksel Bjånesøy

Economy / IT

Anne Elisabeth Lindvik Borge

Quality controller

Ann-Mari Haukeland


Gerda Sørhus Fuglerud

CEO and owner

Bente Elin Aaland

Shop manager

Steffen Fuglerud

CEO and owner

Asta Jonkuviene


Maryanne Fosse

Production manager

Britt Mjelde

Confection sewer

Bjørn Erik Elholm

Knitter and handyman

Bente Heggertveit

Sewer and shop assistant

Frode Skaftun

Knitter and handyman

Grete Mjelde Helgesen

Production worker and shop assistant

Hege Hansen


Helga Liv Syslak Stang


Ilona Lukasenoka

Confection Sewer

Ina Nikolova Vitanova


Juste Sliazaite


Lisbeth Sveri


Magnus Torgils Tveiten

Knittter, mechanic and handyman

Marit Erdal


Monika Katarzyna Jelinek


Oksana Grigorjeva


Silje Ane Modin


Vaida Gelumbickaitè

Service to sales and account assistant

Anja Rambjør Brendehaug


Sølvi Bergli


Torbjørg Grøttveit Gjerstad

Service to sales

Irene Wågenes Vik


Kathrine Johansen


Oddrun Erdal Hansen

Quality controller

Tone Hjortland


Oleana Stores

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