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Local, conscientious, women owned, community loving, intentional, skillful, artisanal and unique are just a few ways to describe Olive Loom! Our team’s primary focuses are creating beautiful/quality products, supporting our local community, and empowering women! Each piece made by us is one crafted by a local seamstress, showcasing their expertise and artistry.

From reusable paper towels to alternations, we take pride in the products we produce for our community!


Our team of skilled artisans handcrafts each product with passion and dedication.

In 2023, Olive Loom had three University of Arkansas senior apparel students working in the shop finetuning their sewing skills, learning hands on production work and mastering the art of cutting, production and alterations. 

Gillian Shrum - Senior Dressmaker, UA Apparel Senior

David Rabelo - Senior UA Apparel Student, Alterations and trainer

Juiliana Marconi - will graduate with a Masters in Apparel, production

Felicity Rubio -   Attended UA in Apparel, Social Media

Olivia - UA intern, UA Senior in Apparel

Since it's inception, Olive Loom has worked with experience, skilled home seamstresses to produce products we design and sale at the local farmers market, online and in our retail space.  We do the cutting in store and as demand dictates they help us produce our replicable reusable

Jacque Linsey - retired office manager, experienced in serging and embrodery.

Linda Lou Selvidge - retired nurse, small business owner, experienced in serging and production.

We are committed to creating high-quality, beautiful pieces that are also sustainable while empowering our local community and the women within it. We invite you to join us in our mission and be part of the Olive Loom community.

"I love working at the Loom because Lou is the best boss ever. The Loom gives me so much opportunity for creativity, expression, and learning." 
~ Gillian Shrum

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