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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...

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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.

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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.

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Shamed If I Do, Shamed If I Don't

This article posted on Lenny by model & body activist Ashley Graham a couple days ago really got to me. There's a lot of talk out there about body positivity, body shaming, the term plus-size, #effyourbeautystandards, etc... the list goes on and on.

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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!

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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.

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