Ch-Ch-Changes!

You will have noticed that The Native State has changed in recent months. We didn’t stock Spell’s latest collection nor have we got MATE’s new tee in.  We’re changing, evolving and moving on to the next chapter. Let me explain a little more….

We started The Native State in June 2012 with the intention of bringing amazing jewellery designers from across the globe to the UK market.  We opened our virtual doors with some amazing brands – Spell, The 2 Bandits, Alushia Sanchia, Alkemie.  As our customer base has grown as has our brand offering and we’re pretty proud that we have been the first shop, in many cases, to have brought these brands to the UK market.  We have some wonderful customers, many who return to shop with us and feel more like friends although we’ve never met.  I feel very grateful….that’s the thing aboutThe Native State, it’s an ‘I’ not a ‘We’. The Native State is not a big company powered by numerous people – The Native State is me, Frankie.  I am the graphic designer, the blogger, the buyer, the packer, the customer service assistant… Everything you read and see comes from me, comes from my heart. So of course it can be hard at times, with the increase in custom and export taxes, wholesale costs and competition but it also means that The Native Statecan adapt and change more freely.

With that in mind, I have decided to focus more on selling The Native State prints – inspirational and motivational posters which make you smile or put you back on the right path. Through selling on Etsy and directly through The Native State website, this side of the business has really flourished and we’re excited to see it develop over the coming months.

So thank you for being with me over the last few years and while The Native State goes through a few changes, I hope that you will return, connect with us on social media or buy yourself a print which inspires and makes you happy because ultimately, that is what it is all about, right?