Sustainability & STATE, pt. 1

The fashion industry is in hot water. Last week, Ellen MacArthur's Foundation released a report detailing just how bad fast fashion is for the planet. Among her general warnings were...

A Smock Story

Part of making clothes means thinking about pieces in a historical context and using what's come before to design something new. One of our more popular items, the Smock, does just this....

A morning with ...

We first met Chelsea of @thenakedfig while making The Kids Secret Catalog. She and her son Luc were such a lovely and gracious presence at the shoot, and we really couldn't...

She Who Wears the Pants

  It seems the earliest historical records of women wearing pants are Greek reports of Scythian women in pants and armor riding into battle alongside men; the Greeks were impressed...

Yak

STATE was built out of curiosity, experimentation, and a love of the place where material and process meet to become something new.  This season, while we were working to push...

Have a Look at our New Autumn/ Winter Collection!

AUTUMN / WINTER CLASSIC Over the past year, STATE has grown at a rapid pace. We've hired five new team members, moved our Studio into a historic structure downtown, curated...

Hello, Frock

Last week we released a piece we've been developing for a couple months: The Frock.  The Frock is unique because it is meant to work with most STATE garments, like...

Looking Back, Looking Forward

As we prepare for the launch of STATE's Autumn/Winter collection, we wanted to share a look at the collections that have come before. In many ways, this next collection is...

Indie Style Blogs and Publications We Look To

Is it just us, or does style seem so guided these days? Some days it feels like we've all been anesthetized to our own tastes and predilections in favor of...

The KIDS Secret Catalog

Our sixth Secret Catalog comes with a theme: KIDS! We’ve known for quite some time that we would like to curate an SC filled to the brim with our favorite kids'...

Look of the Week - 9

ABBY KING (now, ALFORD!) Production Manager for STATE Athens, GA    CLOTHINGI am most often found wearing black on black. Here I am wearing a long sleeve t-shirt I made when I finally got tired...

STATE of mind - issue 9

OUR AUTUMN DRESSING The first day of Autumn has come and gone, and while some of us are still living in high heat and humidity, cooler temperatures and a new...

Winter Inspiration

A collection of images that get us excited about the upcoming season. The colors, textures, and styling in these photos and paintings are great places to start looking for inspiration...

Look of the Week - 8

JILL SAWATZKY Designer / tonychestnut Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  CLOTHINGIt's no secret that I LOVE to layer. Right now, where I live (the Canadian prairies), we're in a total sartorial magic zone where...

STATE of Mind - issue 8

VERY SMALL MAGIC  We’ve been working on the KIDS Secret Catalog for quite some time: surrounded by kids, making a catalog for kids and people who love kids, looking at objects formed...