Designer winter hats, scarves and accessories. Exquisitely made in Canada.

Small batchesHandcrafted detailsArtisanal quality

Today, phrases such as these may seem like clichés. But here at Olena Zylak, we live every one of those words, and have been doing so since our knitwear line began in 1997.

More than just a name, Olena Zylak is a person: the award-winning Canadian designer that specializes in adorning women with distinctive winter hats, infinity scarves, wraps and more. And even though we are in our 19th year, Olena not only continues to design our entire line, she plays an integral, hands-on role in the creation of each and every piece that we send to customers like you.

Olena Zylak

Local Production = Impeccable Quality

Our collection is designed exclusively by Olena Zylak, with the vast majority of knitting being done at our studio in historic Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Olena then personally finishes these original pieces of knitted “fabric” on her sewing and serging machines, and hand sews wherever necessary.

Hand sewing the top of a winter hat.
Hand sewing buttons onto a hat.

Additional styles are similarly produced, in close collaboration with Olena, by another skilled artisan (who lives just 100 miles from our studio).

Through Olena Zylak’s hands-on production, and her close working relationship with an associate artisan, each item is made with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Over the years, you have seen us in...

Globe And Mail
Toronto Star
Ottawa Magazine
Ottawa Life
Toronto Life
Elle Canada
Clin d'oeil
Canadian Living
Salon Magazine
Hamilton Spectator
Sportswear International
Women's Wear Daily

Rave Reviews

See how much our customers love our Canadian-made designer knits.

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