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Olly Oxen

American Made Since 2009

Charlotte Guice & Hunter Guice & Cameron Guice

Raleigh, North Carolina
Classic, versatile, unique, and southern. Olly Oxen creates products that are simple, elegant yet rugged, and capture the spirit of America.

Tell us about your business.

Olly Oxen is a lifestyle company and a family business. We design for an effortless lifestyle that moves from a casual to formal occasion. Charlotte Guice founded Olly Oxen, beginning with our “Collegiate Collection”, working with licensing colleges/universities and adapting their mascots/logos to give them a more classic look to compliment the styling of our products. In 2011, we added the “State Pride Collection”- an even simpler nod to schools and state pride. Then, in 2013, we brought our fun, non-collegiate related designs to life with the “Company Collection”. This collection embodies the lifestyle of Olly Oxen in its barest form… it’s full of pride for living a classic and versatile life. That’s how we grew up - doing anything from driving the tractor to hosting a nice dinner party. There is so much satisfaction that comes from creating something with your own hands, be it a home cooked meal or building furniture. We continue to design new products and expand our collections.

What makes your business stand out?

Olly Oxen, was founded by the youngest of three siblings, Charlotte, during her last semester of college (NC State University- College of Design). Since she founded the company in 2009, Charlotte's two brothers, Hunter and Cameron have joined to help keep growing what has truly become a family business. Their parents are also very involved in the business as well... we will have weekends filled with cooking and sewing/assembling with our family, our significant others, and close friends… we wouldn’t want it any other way! We all also have a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Charlotte is a designer, welder, and sculptor (metal). Hunter is a lawyer and consultant. Cameron is an engineer. Everyone in the family is a woodworker, furniture builder, and strongly values creating something with your hands. We firmly believe in supporting our great country in any way that we can and having that process be close to home...to be able to see that someone was part of the product all along.

What's the best business advice you've received?

This advice can be summed up with a quote from one of our favorite books “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (Garth Stein)… “That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” Bottom line: if you want something, you can make it happen and it is truly all about perspective.
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  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7, 2014

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    Nov. 8, 2014

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    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

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