Founded on a quest to re-imagine northern climate winter outerwear, Olmsted eschews polymers and aims to engender awareness of natural, biodegradable options in clothing–all the while providing a luxurious and weather-resistant coat.
Olmsted Outerwear’s values align with the principles of “true materialism,” a term coined by fashion academic Kate Fletcher to describe a movement that “encourages a new and deeper reverence for material goods like clothing.”
Caring for things the way we should care for the environment, knowing their origin, protecting and cherishing them for years instead of buying into the fast fashion illusion is what Olmsted Outerwear is all about.
Founded by Mélanie Ellezam
A keen observer and staunch perfectionist, Mélanie has always aimed for aesthetic precision and ethical practices—all of which come together in her latest endeavour, Olmsted Outerwear.
For Mélanie, an outdoor buff with the fashion eye of a Parisienne and the can-do attitude of a typical Québécoise, there is no reason why sustainability should exclude great fit and high style.
A firm believer in reducing quantity in favour of quality, Mélanie has worked tirelessly to fine-tune the minute details of the coats to achieve an exceptional level of comfort and durability.