We had the good fortune of connecting with Grace & Nolan Hatfield and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Grace & Nolan, what principle do you value most?
Our Philosophy and values lie in these 3 words: connection, integrity, and simplicity. We try our best to reflect these values in our lives and in our business. We believe that connection is facilitated through vulnerable, intimacy and valuing people, and that value is inherent to each individual. We believe in the truth of what is and that all aspects of our brand should reflect that through transparency, honesty, and dedication to a holistic approach in our products and services. We believe beauty comes from a foundation of refined forms,and we strive to get to the marrow of what creates beauty all around us.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?

My husband Nolan and I lived in a 1981 VW Vanagon for about 8 months. Our dream was to travel across the U.S and be wildly creative! We did not want to have a 9-5 job but have the freedom to just be and create. We came together and thought of ways that we could make money on the road. Nolan came up with the idea of making leather products. Our thought was that we could make these products on the road and set up at markets around the country. We went to our local leather store and bought some beautiful brown veg tanned leather. Nolan made me a sketch
book for my birthday and notebooks as gifts for our family. Unfortunately, our van ended up breaking down and we ended up having to sell it. This caused us to put our dream of owning a leather business on the back burner, and we ended up getting 9-5 jobs.
We mourned that dream and thought it would be our past, but a few years later we revisited it! We prayed and felt that it was time to pursue that dream again, it was dormant for too long. It was time. We moved from Florida to NYC, our second adventure. As we got to the city, I started getting freelance jobs here and there. I was looking for a leather backpack for my commute around the city, but Nolan told me “I can make you one!” So, we bought some leather, cheap tools with little money to spare and created our first backpack! Since then, I’ve been wearing it around the city for the past 3 years. Over the years I would get stopped on the subway and people would ask where my backpack came from. We knew then that we were onto something. It was like the bag was marketing itself. So, this year we decided to finally go for it! It was time to make our leather business dream a reality. Little did we know, that in January of 2020 the world would be affected by a Pandemic. Despite the challenge we faced, in March we made the decision to continue pursuing our business. We had already invested in tools and were committed. While the city was shut down and we were quarantining in our tiny Brooklyn apartment, we gave it our all and worked, worked, worked. We made it our plan to launch at the end of September and here we are now. We are so happy that despite everything, we persevered and launched our business!”
About our brand: everymeadow is a design studio comprised of myself, Grace, and my husband Nolan. We are visual storytellers who communicate through the art of photography, video, writing and styling with a line of products that embrace these stories. We see beauty in everything, from the art of homemaking to what we wear and invite you into the journey of creating a rich, artful life. Our eyes are always looking to find the loveliness in every moment and the details of things overlooked in our oftentimes busy lives. Our brand everymeadow studio. exists to seek and discover deep, meaningful appreciation for the stone unturned. We believe that beauty exists throughout all the earth. From the spring flowers to the stillness of the winter air. Beauty lies in wait for us to find it in everything we encounter. We want to continuously seek it out. We also believe that the earth has been given to us to steward, so our desire is to seek out ways to nurture and care for her. Sustainability first starts in ourselves, where we make choices that move us to a more naturalistic lifestyle. Closer to the world around us, closer to each other, and closer to ourselves. Our design process starts with this ethos. We ethically source the most natural and beautiful materials by way of sustainable and eco-friendly practices. In an effort to cultivate a greater awareness, we maintain a transparent approach and are devoted to improving the life of each design with greater care. Inspired by the ease and simplicity of the English countryside and celebration of nature from the Romantic Era, each collection shares a timeless beauty and color palette suitable for every season. Born out of a shared dream, everymeadow is founded by myself Grace and husband Nolan.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to thank our parents and friends for the love and support. We wouldn’t be doing what we love if it weren’t for their constant love and encouragement.

Website: everymeadowstudio.com
Instagram: everymeadowstudio
Facebook: facebook.com/everymeadowstudio.com

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