Olenka Design is a British luxury homeware brand founded by Designer Olga Shevchenko. Celebrating diversity and cultural heritage Olga loves to explore connections between past and present times to create truly unique designs. Her striking floral patterns embody traditional folk art with a modern colour palette. The collection contains natural motifs of leaves and flowers to create the dreamy mood, providing a lush, glamorous backdrop for any room.
The signature style bold floral patterns are inspired by traditional folk art and painting style called Khokhloma, which has a fascinating story and roots going back to the 17th century. Traditionally, the striking Khokhloma patterns were hand-painted by highly skilled craftsmen with piece being a unique artistic improvisation. High quality design is one of key brand values. Therefore, each of their intricate designs is painted by hand with great attention to detail.
There are many benefits to manufacturing in the UK and buying UK-made goods. It helps to promote greener and more sustainable practices, sustain employment and local economies, retain and pass-on skills. While Olenka wallpapers are printed by Lancashire based wallpaper specialists Surface Print and John Mark, all fabrics are printed by Kent based fabric printing specialists Prinfab.
Olenka wallpapers are printed on non-woven base. Non Woven Base – 45% of non woven is wood pulp (cellulose fibres), which is a natural fibre completely biodegradable and comes from FSC certified Forests (well managed Forests). 15% of non woven is polyester fibres, there is a mixture of Aliphatic (biodegradable) and Aromatic (non degradable) fibres. To summarise a high percentage of non woven is biodegradable. Non woven is also recyclable and goes into the ‘Mixed Paper Range.’
Printing inks – all our inks are acrylic and are classed as water based, non-toxic and very low in VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). The positive characteristics of acrylic inks are they have little or no fumes, quick drying times, environmentally safe, water clean-up and long lasting colourfastness. Olenka fabrics are printed using OEKO-TEX Eco Passport certified ink. Fabrics is sourced responsibly from UK manufacturers and distributers. All of the fabrics have been independently tested and passed the EN71-3 chemical safety standard.
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