We are Hudson and Oak
We design home goods that are minimalistic with functional features that will last in your home for many years to come. We are mindful about what we place in our homes, it must have a purpose and place, and that exact thought process is put into each and every product we design. Hudson and Oak is a women owned business based outside of Vancouver. Our home is our haven, surrounded by the forests, ocean, surf and snow. We design home goods that accompany the cozy indoors after those long days outside.
Our studio operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) peoples. Sarah, our founder is of plains Cree descent, from the Amiskwacīwiyiniwak region (Saddle Lake, Alberta). We respect the land that we live on and strive to leave it in better condition than what we have found it.
More than Home Goods
We are constantly evolving and learning on how we can adapt to be an environment first company. All orders are shipped and packaged with materials created from recycled and post consumer materials made locally in Vancouver, Canada. This eliminates the use of oversea emissions and toxic dyes. In 2022 our social responsibility is to focus on supporting and giving back annually to organizations that bring social and environmental justice to indigenous traditional territories through legal defense.
For us, details matter and we have designed our products to be simple yet functional; to be enjoyed in your home for years to come.
HUDSON AND OAK
Meet the Founder
I have always loved all things home decor, since a young age. From insisting to my mom to paint my childhood bedroom neon green, adding a disco ball hung in the corner from red ribbon and insisting on a loft bed so I could make a cool hangout spot underneath (equipped with bean bags of course).
After highschool I attended BCIT's Marketing Management program. After a handful of marketing jobs, I decided to move to Alberta, and lived there for two years. I worked two jobs (and at one point three jobs) to save enough money for a downpayment on my first condo. I later packed up and moved home to BC to be back with family and friends. I would say this was really this was the beginning of the thought process of Hudson and Oak. I still remember the day of getting my keys to my first apartment, a two story loft, it was an empty palette, and it was mine. I could decorate it anyway I wanted to.
After working as a marketing specialist for two years, I always had the entrepreneurial itch. I wanted to start something of my own. It wasn't until my sister visited my loft apartment and said it had a feeling of being "cold." At the time my home decor style was more so industrial. She suggested adding greenery to warm the space up. Being in my mid-20's at the time the thought of plants didn't really cross my mind yet. So I went on the hunt for plants to add to my space. Once I brought them up to my condo, I realized very quickly and even at the nurseries that I couldn't find the right planter that matched my home decor style. So I went online, searched and searched and found nothing. With a combination of my love for home decor, a background in marketing and the entrepreneurial itch to start something of my own, Hudson and Oak was born right on my couch in my 600 sq ft condo.
Our Core Values
Creativity is weaved into everything we do. We are the happiest when we are creating, and when we are creating we are growing.
We alwasy try to find humour in everything. If we are not having fun, then what are we doing?
Asking questions is how we got to where we are. Always open to answer and ask as many questions needed.
We value the community of incredible business owners that surrounds us. Collaboration with other individuals creates endless opportunities.
Always be bold and bright. We are risk takers and we wouldn't have it any other way.
What once started as a daydream has grown into my dream business, owned and operated by women doing what we love every single day. Our mission is to create and design products that celebrate those slow moments at home. All our products have minimliast elements that showcase our signature laid-back style.
Let's get to know each other, here is a few fun facts about me - evenings when I am away from the studio you can often find me scrolling through pinterest to see what I can reno at home next, outside in my backyard growing my garden roses, cosmos and zennias, taking my two dogs Kevin (the corgi) and Kingston (the pug) out on a nice walk in our neighbourhood or planning our next trip to somewhere new (I rarely visit the same place twice with exception of Tofino becuse it's simply breath taking).
I'm a big dreamer, I make big scary goals and put my head down, make the long list of to-dos, and get to work. I design our home goods to bring peace, beauty and functionality to our already choatic lives. If you have a piece from our collection at your home, we thank-you and hope they bring you peace for many years to come.