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Based in Northumberland, UK, Tulip and Nettle has been in existance for nearly ten years and grown bit by bit. The company was started and is owned by Amynta Warde-Aldam. Tulip was a much loved Pug and Nettle is a Jack Russell.
Daisy Bridgewater in the Saturday Telegraph wrote: ‘It is hard to put my finger on on the formula for perfect children’s clothes, but I think the Northumberland company Tulip and Nettle has come pretty close.’
Don’t try to look for this brand in stores : the beautifully made, quite unique pieces are sold exclusively through the brand’s catalogues and website. This allows the prices to be attractive, making Tulip and Nettle a very good value for money choice. Everything is made in the UK (production in North East of England and Scotland) but is shipped to clients all over the world. “Age appropriate, naturel fibres from local suppliers [so far as possible] and an easy relaxed grace. Not too groomed, not too formal. Influences range from Swallows and Amazons through AA Milne to Commando War Library – the look is always soft with a touch of nostalgia but totally modern in interpretation” writes Amynta. “In Winter we use cotton flannels, moleskins, baby & chunky cords with handknits and polar fleece. In Summer we love cotton ginghams, poplins, voile and lawn, a little bit of drill and some pieces in silk”.