By now, we’ve all heard of the term athleisure, which refers to the merging of athletic and leisure wear. (Ahem, it’s likely what you’ve been wearing throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Canadian clothing brand Olive + Splash aims to mix athleisure pieces with a touch of luxury that comes from the brand’s chosen textile: bamboo. We caught up with Melanie Wong, the owner of the brand, to learn more:
Q: For those who aren’t familiar, what is Olive + Splash?
A: Olive + Splash is a Canadian-made ath-luxury brand that focuses on bamboo apparel for those who prioritize comfort and versatility. Our threads are proudly handcrafted from the finest bamboo material and detailed with our signature gold zipper. We pride ourselves on sustainable slow-fashion designs that will last countless washes and wears for generations to come.
Q: What makes it unique?
A: We are the first clothing line in all of North America to open a drive-thru store (located in Ontario). We are proud to have a contactless way for our community to pick up their apparel safely; all you have to do is pull up, order at the window or online, pick up and drive away. Whether you are ordering at the drive-thru window or online for delivery, our priority is providing luxury comfort safely.
Q. Who is the target customer?
A: Our target market is anyone who appreciates quality ath-luxury wear that lends comfort and style all in one. Adults love the fact that they can match little ones without compromising style. Others love the simplistic designs that are easy to shop and effortlessly upgrade their wardrobe with a click of a button.
Q: What more can you share about the brand’s approach to sustainability?
A: Sustainability applies to so many aspects in today’s world. At Olive + Splash, we pride ourselves on producing apparel that is made from the finest bamboo fabric, which is a powerhouse when it comes to sustainable and eco-friendly properties. Why should you invest in bamboo? Bamboo is butter-soft — softening with each wash — natural UV protectant, hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, odour resistant, thermal regulating, breathable and even 98.9 per cent antibacterial.
Q: And where are the products designed/made?
A: Our bamboo apparel is designed in Burlington, Ontario, and made in Toronto. We are so proud to be handcrafted in Canada. This allows us to oversee the process from concept to completion and ensure the highest quality and detail in each piece.
Q: What is the price range for Olive + Splash pieces?
A: The price per garment ranges from $40 to $150. If you are looking for a fun and cost-effective way to upgrade and freshen up your wardrobe? Check out our subscription bag.
The subscription bag is a six- or 12-month subscription with exclusive access to our latest and greatest gear in never-released colours and styles, and you get to choose what comes your way. Here’s how it works, sign-up for a six-month subscription at $102 per month or save even more when subscribed for 12 months at $96 per month.
Q: Lastly, where can people check them out?
A: Check us out online at oliveandsplash.com.