ola was founded by Katy Goutefangea in the spring of 2013. In her time at art school and years working as a printmaker, Katy had accumulated shelves brimming with sketchbooks, but had yet to find the perfect tool.
ola notebooks, cards and papers are produced with the kind of quality that only a love for traditional skills and craftsmanship can bring. Each item is a quiet celebration of pattern and simplicity, influenced by architecture, abstract art and midcentury design.
ola partner with makers that share their values, with most outside manufacturing in the hands of family run businesses. When working with a new company they ensure it's an ethical one and fully in line with ola's values.