Olive Road is an online shop selling vintage fashion, textiles and haberdashery on Etsy. Vintage is the ultimate form of recycling and I love to use my sewing skills to restore a neglected vintage dress or skirt back to its former glory. If the item of clothing really has seen better days then I make it into a small accessory and give it a new lease of life. I use recycled trims wherever possible and only use recycled packaging. I feel passionate about not using any animal products in the accessories I make and you will never find fur clothing or fur trims for sale at Olive Road.
Welcome to the blog focused on making and crafting, women’s history and fashion exhibitions and exploring reader’s beloved item that has a vintage story. Olive Road launched in September 2014 at Pop Up Vintage Fairs London and is named after the street my Nan and Grandad lived on for 60 years, it holds many dear memories for me and my family.
I’m Sarah Richards and I live in Bow, East London. I’ve had a varied career from studying Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion, working as a Buyer in the retail industry and then undertaking a BSc in Health Sciences:Homeopathy. During and after university, I worked as an Executive Assistant for a national newspaper and then onto a popular retailer’s head office. Thanks for your interest in Olive Road, follow me on Facebook to find out when and where my next stall is or get in touch via the social media links on the footer or sign up to my newsletter here.
Olive Road London Limited, London E3 5SB