Olive Pearson Designs

A designer-maker, based in Glasgow, Olive Pearson specialises in contemporary knitted accessories for fashion and interiors. Everything is handmade by Olive in her home studio, and the brand focuses on ethical and sustainable products with zero-waste.

A lover of colour, geometry and small scale repeat patterns, Olive is fulfilling a lifelong ambition to design and make her own products. Her distinctive designs are simple, colourful geometric patterns that play with perceptions, and mix contemporary colours and patterns with traditional knitting techniques. 

Designs are inspired by repetition in both the urban and natural environment — from manhole covers to architectural details and wave patterns. Each design is named after the building, street or area that provided the initial inspiration. 

Instead of having her designs manufactured in large quantities, Olive has chosen to hand-craft everything in smaller quantities, maintaining quality and offering a 'slow fashion' product. Moreover, where possible, she sources raw materials from ethical suppliers and avoids man-made processed fibres. 

Originally from Renfrewshire, Olive studied at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art.  

Take a look at Olive Pearson Design's products on Peg & Patch.