Rare Olive is owned and operated by Canadian maker, Nicole Gagnon, who designs and makes wooden jewellery and accessories out of Guelph, ON.
What began as a creative outlet, has since turned into a maker lifestyle.
Nicole’s passion for wood stemmed from her roots as her grandfather was a carpenter, and her husband (a woodworker himself) taught Nicole about different woods and grains.
Since the woodworking and fashion industries are not commonly seen together—Rare Olive creations are truly rare and unique. There is ingenuity within the designs, with styles that are versatile and that can be worn multiple ways. Each piece is mindfully made, with the use of sustainable materials and extra attention paid to the reduction of waste.
Rare Olive hopes to be part of a movement that strives to make meaningful connections through fashion. Providing a sustainable aesthetic for people who gravitate towards good design, slow fashion, and supporting local.