ollieStudio Katoen was launched by me, Elle van Hussen – Cornelissen, six years ago in Boston, MA in the US. After completing my technical education in textiles and interior design in Holland in 1999, I worked as a Marketeer and Buyer for top-name luxury department stores in Europe for more than 10 years. I was responsible for developing concepts and product lines for home/living brands and I traveled the world in search for quality textiles, unique ideas and beautiful styles that I could incorporate in my designs for our product lines and in-store displays and features.

After moving to Boston in 2008, I started consulting through Studio Katoen and worked on designs and concepts for home designs and textiles. In 2011, my husband and I moved back to The Netherlands with our three small children. I needed a fashionable, sturdy, all-purpose bag to meet my every day needs but couldn’t find the right one in the mainstream market, so I designed my own.

I personally have found the bag to be great for carrying groceries, taking it to swim class, as well as the beach. I hope you will enjoy your Studio Katoen bag as much as I do!