In the bustling heart of Hackney Central, tucked away in the vibrant streets, lies a haven of artisanal craftsmanship – A State of Nature. This family-run business, helmed by the dynamic duo Nick and Barbara, along with Barbara's sister Zu, is not just a shop; it's a labor of love, dedication, and a celebration of the artistry behind clothing, accessories, and curated goods.

At 7A Sylvester Road, their shop and workshop serve as a hub for creativity and quality. The ethos of A State of Nature is simple yet profound: to create the highest quality clothing and accessories while fostering a community of makers and designers.

Craftsmanship is at the core of everything they do. From meticulously stitching each garment to hand-selecting the finest materials, Nick, Barbara, and Zu pour their passion into every piece that graces their shelves. But their love for craft doesn't stop there.

Recognizing the beauty in diverse forms of artistry, A State of Nature has expanded its offerings to include a curated selection of products from other talented makers and designers. From the enchanting candles by Rebecca Tracey to the captivating prints by Penfold Press and the exquisite cushions by Becky Bright, each item tells a story of skill and creativity.

The journey of A State of Nature is deeply rooted in East London, a place that holds a special significance for Nick, Barbara, and Zu. It's not just where they work; it's where their hearts reside. And as they look to the future, they are filled with excitement and anticipation.

The possibilities are endless. Perhaps they'll expand their offerings even further, serving up artisanal filter coffee and brew tea to complement their array of goods. Or maybe they'll open their doors to host events and workshops, sharing their skills and passion with others who share their love for craftsmanship.

For those who want to stay updated on the latest happenings at A State of Nature, their Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration. From sneak peeks of new collections to behind-the-scenes glimpses of their creative process, there's always something exciting to discover.

Supporting a small, family-run business like A State of Nature isn't just about purchasing a product; it's about investing in a community, a passion, and a commitment to excellence. Whether you're seeking the perfect shirt size or the ideal fragrance for your home, Nick, Barbara, and Zu are always ready to lend a helping hand – be it online or in person at their shop.

So, let's celebrate craftsmanship, creativity, and community – because at A State of Nature, that's what it's all about.
February 13, 2024 — Barbara Filder-Wieruszewska