I started The Native State in the summer of 2012, initially as a hobby and a way to channel my creative side, while I worked a 9-5 admin job. Two years later I went part-time at said admin job to concentrate more on The Native State and this year I’m taking the plunge and going full-time TNS!
Selling art prints, stationery, mugs and bags - I am inspired by adventure, love, positive vibes and most recently my daughter who was born in April. While working out the trials and tribulations of parenthood and in between naps and feeds, I launched my first collection of nursery prints to a wonderful response and with it, found a strong and inspirational community of creative and like-minded mamas. Wow, we’re an impressive bunch!
I feel 2017 will play a significant part in the future of The Native State and I’m excited at the possibilities. The Native State has grown year on year and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I hope to continue with that success while being the best and present mother I can be for my daughter. I feel the TNS Manifesto, my first ever print, sums me and my business up pretty well - 'We are the drifters and dancers, sun worshippers and risk takers. The dreamers, the lovers, believers and change makers.'
The Native State