10% CLUB: CREATIVE LIFE

10% CLUB: CREATIVE LIFE

If the paint brushes in our shop window confused you this summer, we’re sorry. Blame the people at Creative Life, a community arts initiative for at-risk youth and member of Nettle’s Tale 10% Club.

Ten percent of each Nettle’s Tale swimsuit is donated to an organization chosen by the woman who inspired its design. In the case of the Kimberley top and our best-selling Magic Bottoms...

August 30, 2017
How To Care For Your Swimwear

How To Care For Your Swimwear

You've finally found the perfect swimsuit, and you want to make it last forever. While we can't promise forever, we can promise that caring for it properly will drastically increase the lifespan of your new favourite suit. Between pool chemicals, sun exposure, sand, and tanning oils, we put our swimsuits through a lot, so we've compiled some tips for you to help your suit last longer than that sunburn will.

June 13, 2017
Real Talk with Jamie Dunlop

Real Talk with Jamie Dunlop

One of my biggest responsibilities as a mother to three daughters is to teach them how to love their bodies.

We are bombarded with appearance/body images daily. Often times, these images are photoshopped and altered making women and young girls despise their bodies. In fact, this body-hating behavior results in depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and eating disorders.

October 27, 2016
Finally, swimsuits for everyday women.

Finally, swimsuits for everyday women.

Over a couple days in late May, we gathered a bunch of local women and filmed them doing regular things in their Nettle's Tale swimsuits. We're in love with the final product and so thrilled to be able to share it with you!

July 19, 2016
REAL Talk with Lydia Okello

REAL Talk with Lydia Okello

In my 26 years, I’ve spent many, many hours devoted to the study and dissection of style. Poured over magazines, scrolled blogs, kept up with Fashion Week. Name-checked up and coming creatives. Made sure I knew every It Girl, watched as many fashion documentaries as I could and kept up with the weighty tomes, filling my head with the fantasy of fashion, of glamour and beauty.
June 30, 2016
REAL Talk with Julia Hansen

REAL Talk with Julia Hansen

Growing up body image wasn't something that I often dwelled upon. When my girlfriends would talk about their bodies, I wouldn't say anything.

May 26, 2016
Mother's Day Contest

Mother's Day Contest

When we launched our Mother's Day Giveaway this year, we had no idea what an overwhelming amount of photos we would receive! While it certainly made it more difficult to choose winners, it warmed our hearts and put tears in our eyes to look through all these photos of strong beautiful women and their mothers & daughters.

May 16, 2016
The Mercy

The Mercy

While serving on a Mercy Ship in Guinea, Nicole discovered the Nettle’s Tale crowdfunding campaign online. There was one reward offered to a $1,000 pledger – having your own swimsuit custom-designed. She got three friends on board immediately, all fellow workers on the ship, and they shared the cost of the pledge amount. 

May 11, 2016
REAL TALK WITH JODIE LAYNE

REAL TALK WITH JODIE LAYNE

This is the second post in a new series we're featuring on our blog called "REAL Talk" — a place on the blog where we hear from everyday women of all ages, sizes and walks of life regarding body diversity, struggles, confidence and the pressures of womanhood. 

I can distinctly remember the last time I remember liking my body without thinking about it. I was young, maybe seven, and I had just spent a day outside with my family picking sun-warmed raspberries, chasing after garter snakes that shook the tall grass, and squirting each other with the garden hose. After my bath, my mom combed my wet hair and I admired my belly and the way it stuck out in a perfectly rounded curve.

 

April 28, 2016
How to pack 1 suit, and wear 6 (or more!)

How to pack 1 suit, and wear 6 (or more!)

What's that you say? How will spending money save me money?
Let me break it down for you:

There's a reason why this top is one of our best sellers - because it's so versatile! Within an hour of trying on the first sample of this top, Britney had already figured out six different ways to wear it.

April 22, 2016
Made Here, Worn Everywhere

Made Here, Worn Everywhere

We can't believe the places some of our suits have made it in the last 6 months, and all of the amazing submissions we've had for our #madehereworneverywhere campaign. (Haven't heard about this campaign? Check out our Instagram)

December 03, 2015
Throwback to happy moments from last year's Main St. pop up!

Throwback to happy moments from last year's Main St. pop up!

Before the launch of this year's popup shop, we thought it only fitting to do a healthy reminisce of moments and memories of our first popup shop ever...which coincidently was also on beautiful Main Street, in the Heritage Hall building.
April 21, 2015