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
Born and raised:
VY: Beijing raised Melbourne
VY: Being direct + always wearing a top bun
KS: Being the loudest person in the office
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.
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!
Wake up time:
VY: Sometime between 6.30am and 7 am.
KS: 6.30 – 7 am
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
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
VY: Huxtons in Bronte
KS: Lox stock and barrel in Bondi. Their breakfast bowl is delish!
VY: Freshly squeezed orange juice
KS: Don’t really drink it. Prefer a herbal tea
VY: Strong soy flat white
KS: Strong soy flat white as well! Are we the same person?
Website I check religiously:
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
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
Both: Nimble Activewear 🙂
Fav thing to splurge on:
KS: Homewares and furniture
Both: 2 piece
VY: Sneakers wherever I can get away with it.
KS: Flat ankle boots
VY: Black with gold trim
KS: Gold ray bans
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.
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.
Culture And Tech
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.
VY: Anyone who is on a European summer holiday at the moment!
KS: Interior design and home furnishing accounts
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
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