In 2011 House of Hackney was founded around a kitchen table in a house in Hackney, London by husband-and-wife team Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley. Sharing a passion for interiors and a background in fashion and product design they decided to create what they had been searching for: in the great tradition of British print houses a brand which championed print, colour and texture, taking inspiration from the past but juxtaposing with prints and treatments for a modern statement. After a decade of minimalism the brand captured the zeitgeist and the imagination of a new generation.
Quality of product was paramount to the founder’s vision coupled with a Made in England ethos. Frieda and Javvy travelled around the UK sourcing the best manufacturers in each field, many of whom are specialist family run businesses who have passed on the trade from generation to generation.
Today 85% of House of Hackne'ys designs are produced in the UK. Where the industry exists and the quality of workmanship meets our high standard, we produce it here. Supporting UK manufacturing brings not only an unparalleled quality but also employment, protecting industries for our children’s generation.
British textile designer, poet, novelist and social activist William Morris was a major influence to Frieda and Javvy when they founded House of Hackney. His championing of egalitarian design and well-made product, which was accessible to not only the elite, was instrumental in their mission for House of Hackney.