The Textile Building

You can find us in Hackney, one of London’s most vibrant hubs. The area, east of the city, has a strong heritage of craft and creativity. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Hackney was home to one of the largest concentrations of artisans and furniture makers. In the early twentieth century, a great number of people were employed producing fashion and footwear here.

The Hackney Emporium lives in the Textile Building - the former Burberry factory where the original trench coat, designed in 1912 to keep WW1 officers protected against wind and rain, were made.

Today Hackney is equally inspired and entrepreneurial. It is culturally diverse, full of energy and originality. It is the non-conformist - inspiring the creative imagination. And it is the perfect location for The Hackney Emporium.