A Few Years ago, Elizabeth Olsenhaus created a fashion of which many were not aware. After some time and energy, she has relaunched her vegan shoe line, OlsenHaus, and has made her mark on the fashion industry.
Elizabeth attended art school in the South and later design school in New York City. She has experienced life on both coasts of the States and has traveled the world for work and pleasure alike. Elizabeth has been in the style world for 15 years, working with large designers such as Calvin Klein, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger and on print ad campaigns, commercials and films with Nike, Nissan, IBM and others.
As a child, she questioned every little detail about meat. After much research as a teenager, Elizabeth became a vegetarian and later a vegan. She has been living this lifestyle, which has inspired her designs in the long run, for 20 years. “Being vegan has meant everything to the rapid success of OlsenHaus. My body, health and mind are clear. I come from a place of truth and heart, making the work I put into the world good for everyone and everything.”
Since her transformation into the vegan lifestyle, Elizabeth has been an advocate in preventing animal cruelty. She has transferred this energy into olsenHaus by producing functional goods, products that are made of non-animal materials and by creating a work environment that upholds ethical practices. OlsenHaus also works with many organizations such as Greenpeace, PETA and Farm Sanctuary; all while creating beautiful, fashionable, eco-friendly shoes.
OlsenHaus shoe line is one of many vegan fashions, and Elizabeth believes the vegan style will only strengthen within the fashion industry. “It already is a world wide phenomenon and growing stronger person by person every day. There are so many material options and ways to combine them creatively. You cannot hide the truth forever. Intelligent people today want to know what is going on. It is the natural evolution of mankind to not be dependent on animals, and to coexist in harmony with them. True style is being aware, thoughtful and compassionate, which has nothing to do with cruelty. Vegan and eco-friendly everything is the way of the future.”
Elizabeth’s creations can be viewed at www.olsenhaus.com