Silvana Olivo

Founder, The Wild Charm Factory

I’m an Italian – South African freelance writer based in France, I published a few books and spent many years in the eco-safari tourism industry.

My whole life I have promoted wildlife conservation through writing, fundraising initiatives and ecotourism.

My journey draws inspiration from Nature while finding ways to help protect the wild. This is the story behind the Wild Charm Factory.

What is the Wild Charm Factory?

The Wild Charm Factory is a project to celebrate the hidden gems of Nature and of the cultural heritage surrounding us, which are at the root of our wellbeing. I believe that more than ever Nature, Art and History should inspire our way forward in a rapidly changing world.

I focus on one special place at a time: each of these chapters showcases a region with its protected areas, endangered species and related conservation projects that inspire my art and The Wild Charm Factory's creative initiatives.

I create, select or source bespoke, nature-themed items pertaining each chapter: portraits of fauna and flora, signature jewels, nature photography reflecting the uniqueness of these special places. These will complement ecofriendly events, such as exhibitions, fundraisers, and even weddings, organised with the creative partners that are joining in my journey.

Combining conservation and creativity, I am grateful for the like-minded people sharing The Wild Charm Factory's vision.