Ola Olayinka : How to build a successful textile design business

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Ola Olayinka is a textile designer and associate lecturer, who has been involved in the design industry for over a decade.

Her love of textiles and desire to start her own business lead to the launch of her textile studio and brand, OlaOla, in 2017.

A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s, Ola has worked as a designer in London and Paris, creating textiles in the fields of fashion and interiors.

As a brand OlaOla creates original, bold and unique patterned accessories such as bags, hair accessories and jewellery. The patterns are inspired by nature, the abstract and the use of colour and pattern in Ola’s Nigerian heritage.

All products are printed and hand-made in small batches in the UK.

CONNECT WITH OLA HERE:

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JUST SOME OF THE POINTS WE COVER IN THIS SESSION:

 

  • How and why Ola started OlaOla
  • How she got her first few customers
  • How the Prince’s Trust played a part in supporting her business
  • How she started selling on Not on the High Street
  • How 2020 has impacted her business

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