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Nimble Activewear Founders Talk Starting A Business With Your Bestie

Nimble Activewear is an Australia based company that started in 2014. Their cross-functional activewear is made with their signature COMPRESSLITE fabric (made from recycled plastic bottles) and features supportive waistbands that keep you tucked in, and flatlock seams that give your leggings a fuss-free wear. We got to chat with best friends and co-founders of Nimble to get the inside scoop on their everyday lives.

Name: Vera Yan & Katia Santilli

Ice Breakers

Born and raised:

VY: Beijing raised Melbourne

KS: Melbourne

Currently living:

Both: Bondi

Known for:

VY: Being direct + always wearing a top bun

KS: Being the loudest person in the office

Personal motto:

VY: You’ll always regret the decisions that you don’t make rather than the ones that you do

KS: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

Success is:

VY: Being happy, healthy and content

KS: Empowering women to live a healthy and happy life and be comfortable in their own skin

Advice I would give my 20-year-old self:

VY: To embrace the present more and stop stressing about the future. You only get each point in time once, so enjoy it.

KS: Save more and don’t spend all your money on clothes

People are surprised that I:

VY: I love classical music – whenever I am in the office alone, pumping classical music is my little guilty pleasure.

KS: I really hate the nickname Kat. Or any nickname

The biggest risk I’ve taken that actually paid off:

VY: Moving to Sydney and starting a business with my best friend!

KS: Leaving my full-time job in London and starting a business.

I’m most proud of:

VY: What Katia and I have created with Nimble Activewear – we have the best team and it is still always such a proud moment when we see someone down the street or in a class wearing our products.

KS: Creating Nimble Activewear.

My most used emoji is:

VY: Thumbs up

KS: Thumbs up as well!

Nimble Activewear Founders Talk Starting A Business With Your Bestie
Image from Instagram user @Nimbleactivewear

IRL

Wake up time:

VY: Sometime between 6.30am and 7 am.

KS: 6.30 – 7 am

Morning ritual:

VY: I generally do some form of exercise most mornings – this alternates between yoga, pilates, running and HIIT.

KS: Exercises usually consisting of yoga or pilates and coffee!

Last thing I do before bed:

VY: Check my emails and have a scroll on Instagram (while trying my best not to fall too deep into an Instagram hole!)

KS: Cup of herbal tea and check social media

Guilty pleasure:

VY: Chocolate, red wine, and biscuits.

KS: Negroni & chocolate

3 things vital to my day:

VY: Coffee, Computer, and Avocado

KS: Coffee, tea, and emails

Cafe:

VY: Huxtons in Bronte

KS: Lox stock and barrel in Bondi. Their breakfast bowl is delish!

Juice:

VY: Freshly squeezed orange juice

KS: Don’t really drink it. Prefer a herbal tea

Coffee:

VY: Strong soy flat white

KS: Strong soy flat white as well! Are we the same person?

Website I check religiously:

VY: SMH

KS: domain.com.au as I’m currently looking to buy

I can’t leave the house without:

VY: Sadly, my phone!

KS: Phone, keys, and wallet

Nimble Activewear Founders Talk Starting A Business With Your Bestie
Image from Facebook user Nimble Activewear

Wardrobe

How do you stay current on trends:

VY: Social media, what people around me are wearing and generally what Katia is predicting will be a trend 🙂

KS: Lots of online shopping/browsing and social media

Describe your style:

KS: Casual and neutral colors. You will usually find me in a dress or jeans with a blazer and flat boots.

VY: Casual and relaxed

Fav brand:

Both: Nimble Activewear 🙂

Fav thing to splurge on:

VY: Food!

KS: Homewares and furniture

Swimwear:

Both: 2 piece

Shoes:

VY: Sneakers wherever I can get away with it.

KS: Flat ankle boots

Sunglasses:

VY: Black with gold trim

KS: Gold ray bans

Watch:

VY: I go between a small dainty ‘ladylike’ watch and my big man’s watch depending on how I’m feeling that day

KS: My dads old gold watch my grandma gave him for his 21st birthday. It was just passed down to me and I absolutely love it.

Fav Store:

VY: Nimble Activewear of course. I also love the convenience, service and offers on the ICONIC.

KS: Nimble Activewear!

New season must-have:

VY: Lifestyle sneakers & a blazer

KS: Our studio to street tights – I love them and can’t take them off.

Nimble Activewear Founders Talk Starting A Business With Your Bestie
Image from Facebook user Nimble Activewear

Culture And Tech

Fav App:

Both: Instagram

Binge watch:

VY: The Crown

KS: Oh gosh don’t get me started. There are so many; The sinner, Handmaid’s tale, GOT, Homeland, most of the real housewives! The list could go on.

Instagram stalk:

VY: Anyone who is on a European summer holiday at the moment!

KS: Interior design and home furnishing accounts

Album love:

VY: Lola Berry’s playlist for our recent yoga event – it’s called “Nimble Yoga” and it’s epic!

KS: Don’t have a particular album, but I always love listening to the top 50 charts and old school music

Where can we e-stalk you?!

Website: www.nimbleactivewear.com

Instagram: @nimbleactivewear

Facebook: Facebook.com/nimbleactivewear

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