olive + elliot is revolutionizing the sustainable fashion supply chain by granting brands access to ethically produced textile crops. Based in Toronto, the firm taps into the vast potential that is to be found in agriculture. Founder and CEO Esmeralda Smith Romero is dedicated to pushing the eco-conscious agenda forward while providing support to communities. The result is a vertically integrated sustainable fashion supply chain that offers designers ethical alternatives, as well as support for local economies.
olive + elliot produces textile crops such as cotton — the world's largest staple fiber crop, milkweed, flaxseed and more. In 2017, the company partnered up with Ryerson's Fashion Zone — a Toronto-based incubator for fashion-related businesses and has since then tirelessly worked toward evolving partnerships and its expanding impact.