Today I went to a very special Pop Up store so I just had to churn out a post before it closes! It’s open from June 20th-24th 2018! I’ve posted some pictures of the store, what I tried on and some quick thoughts so read on to find out more!
Nisa is a local lingerie brand from Wellington, New Zealand. They employ former refugees to produce the garments to give them fun and meaningful work in a really lovely environment! But you can read more about them and links to other articles here!
This brand really attracted me with their ethos of ethically manufactured and sustainable pieces. They use fabrics like organic cotton and merino for a comfortable and natural feel. I also think it’s wonderful that they are training and employing refugee women to help them really find a home here in NZ. I also got to have a wonderful chat with Elisha Watson, the founder of Nisa about the effort they went to to find the perfect elastic for their needs, and let me tell you it was worth it!
I’d been considering emailing them for quite a while for some advice on the fit, but as soon as they announced they were having a pop up store I knew I had to hold out to try them in person! I’ve been following the brand since before their original fundraising campaign and it’s been wonderful to watch them go from strength to strength over the following months.
Their displays feature many colourways and sizes from each cut and style of their briefs as well as their bras. I adore this display as it feels so clean and natural and is very in line with their branding. They have price lists on the wall and each brief has a tag with the name, size and composition of the fabric.
I tried on the Navy and Merlot colourway of what I thought was the Albertine Bralette but it looks a little different, and the Sabina High Full Brief in the sizes M and L – I ended up purchasing this set. I also tried on the Winter Merino collection in Fire & Stone – this is the Shannon Bandeau and Sabina Brief in the sizes M and L respectively. These fit me pretty well as a 30F-32E with W29” and H43”. I’ll definitely go over better fit details when I go a full review of what I bought!
If you have the chance then definitely head on in to have a chat or try on some new pretties – it’s not often here that we have different or new brands of lingerie, especially not ones with such an amazing ethos. The store is lovely and inviting and they have an upstairs changing room, so there’s no worry of passers-by seeing you.
When: 20-24 June
Where: Duke’s Arcade, cnr Willis and Manners, Wellington
Why: To celebrate World Refugee Day (and so we can chat with you!)
There are a range of bralette and brief styles to try on, as well as their new t-shirt design! I had a lovely half hour mooching around, trying things on, having a chat and I definitely recommend you do the same!