NINA Z, a native of Sweden, launched her namesake clog label in 2008 to fill the clog void she experienced living in New York City. The brand has since then grown outside of NINA’s Crown Height’s living-room into a Hudson, NY store offering a mix of her namesake clogs, vintage clothing and a small line of in-house accessories and as of spring 2019 a blouse line. NINA still picks each and every piece of vintage clothing sold at the store. These days NINA lives in Hudson, NY, where she works with her husband. Her husband’s African decent and their yearly travels there together is an important design inspiration in all they do. To supplement the permanent foundation line of clogs, seasonal styles are frequently added, updated and custom made. NINA’s design philosophy is to offer NINA Z her customers a little bit of everything she wears and lives. NINA’s main source of inspiration is the aesthetics and color hues that she encounters on an every day basis in a tiled rest stop bathroom floor, on a passing female, or a drying laundry line of clothing. The combos and color inspirations are endless. NINA was a pioneer in the revival of ethical sourcing and use of man power, always putting weight of how and by who her product is made and therefore each batch, as well as pair can vary slightly in nuance and fit.