Tulip and Nettle is a clothing company based in rural Northumberland. We make beautiful clothes for children, their mothers, and occasional pieces for men. All our manufacturing is done locally in a few excellent factory units. We produce strictly limited runs on each style and four collections a year so there is always something fresh and exciting in stock. Everything we manufacture is unique to us (apart from a few carefully chosen, bought in accessories) and is a deeply considered element in a balanced collection. Our prices are kept reasonable for what is essentially a designer range by selling over the internet and cutting out any shop overheads.
Amynta Warde-Aldam started producing children's clothes when her own children were little and the family moved to the country from London. In town she taught BA Fashion at Central St Martins and before that worked on collections throughout Europe and herself graduated from St Martins.
The children's clothes are very much designed for children rather than mini adults. The inspirations are romantic and traditionally English; Swallows and Amazons, Honey Still For Tea, & Mary Poppins, but the execution and interpretations are utterly contemporary. These are relaxed clothes to reach for every day. The adult range is very much conceived to slot in with the basics of a modern wardrobe. A pretty top to wear over your jeans. A big coat with a touch of glamour to brighten a dark day or a perfect little dress to slip on and go.
We hope you enjoy the clothes as much as we enjoyed making them.