Olsenhaus - Pure Vegan was founded by Elizabeth Olsen in August of 2008 in New York City. The mission was to merge passions for design, fashion, function and being a voice for animals, the environment, transparent business practices and unwavering values in ethical and social responsibilities. Elizabeth has been an outspoken advocate against the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation and entertainment while assisting in movement towards a higher state of consciousness for planet earth and all of mankind. Through Olsenhaus she is able to speak for the animal kingdom specifically, but also about the connection of all living beings on this planet and the collective consciousness beyond.
Elizabeth holds 2 degrees one from FIT in NYC in Accessories Design, and a Liberal Arts Degree from University of Florida. Her experience in the industry honed her knowledge of business, management, creation of brand, imaging and marketing. She has lived and worked on both coasts, as well as crisscrossed the globe extensively for work and pleasure to all throughout Europe, South America, Africa, and all of Asia.
Notable positions from her professional career have included the Creative Director for Tommy Hilfiger handbags, and creative direction and design for Calvin Klein, Bulga, Nine West, Anne Klein, Jodi Arnold and many others. She also had a career as a wardrobe and prop stylist in film, commercials and print for clients- Nike, Nike Goddess, IBM, Nissan, Corbis and Universal Studios to name a few. In addition she held the position of Producer and Head of Wardrobe for the photography agency Superstock, managing photo shoots, casting, locations and setting up a temporary studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.