Our mission is to create the best possible experience for our clients through exploring better ways of sustainability, further ways of functionality and longer lasting products. The perfect tool for the modern explorer like you are.
Our closest friends were our first customers after Adriana, our creative director posted randomly on Facebook the very first one she made. They loved it and we kept doing it as a hobby for some months. Its going to sound like cliché, but at that time we were making them in our own apartment (we did not have a garage, but almost) and we used to welcome buddies to discuss about the needs for their customized backpack.
We are Ölend and we make backpacks and objects.
( 1 ) WHAT WE DO
We started this adventure 9 years ago. Adriana and Fran met each other filming a short film in Barcelona and they started dreaming about having their own brand. One day Fran found this 'Do your own backpack' course on Internet, we are kind of this DIY people. After Adriana posted her fist backpack on IG we started receiving orders from our friends. We created a Facebook page and our living room became our first atelier.
The brand started to grow and grow, we were so happy! Our products were on showcases and on the streets. Then Antonio and Juan -Fran's childhood friends- became part of the company and since then we've been working hard to get our mission done:
"To create the best possible experience for our clients through exploring better ways of sustainability, further ways of functionality and longer lasting products. The perfect tool for the modern explorer like you are."
( 2 ) HOW WE DO IT
We design and test our backpacks in Barcelona since late 2012. We believe in your project thats why we design accessories for the real city adventurer, inspired by the spirit of the mountaineers and from the 40’s and 50’s.
We strongly believe we, as part of this planet, need to do our best to keep it safe. This is how we help:
- Small productions
- High quality products
- Durable and timeless designs
- Fair conditions
- Search for sustainable materials
- 100% Sustainable packaging
- Most of our items are produced in Spain or Portugal
( 3 ) WHY WE DO IT
Ölend is our personal project and we know how important is yours. We want to contribute by offering a range of accessories to help you succeed in your mission.
We are passionated young entrepreneurs in Barcelona loving to design your favorite accessories.
(4) NEXT PROJECTS
Something big is about to happen. We are preparing a production of backpacks that can... (wait for it) clean the air! Our fabric supplier along with the NASA have developed a fabric coated that converts oxygen and water vapor from the atmosphere into OH and O2 cleaning agents.
OH converts organic dirt and volatile organic compounds into mineral and returns to H2O.
O2 reduces nitrogen oxide (one of the most harmful gases present in the atmosphere, to relatively harmless nitrate.
This process reduces nitrogen dioxide levels by 55% in laboratory tests.
This coating also produces an approximate reduction of mold by 60% an has a self-cleaning effect of around 70%.