OLKAPOLKA are influenced and inspired by the colours, nature, people and ever changing social dynamics of our country. They enjoy mixing traditional textile elements with local iconography, resulting in a new design style that has international design appeal without losing its local relevance and sentiment.
Big Blue was started as a POP up store in a flea market, around 1986. Philip and James needed to get out of a corporate environment and quick, Big Blue was their escape. Because of economic sanction at the time fabrics were limited so they started printing their own fabrics on SA made cottons using local craft techniques.