About us

Hi, my name is Ysabel and I am the founder of Nurture-Elle. 

I am passionate about entrepreneurship and helping others, that passion led me to receive the 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Awards from the City of Ottawa. I have coached approximately 200 new entrepreneurs when working for a Government Funded program and I have also mentored Youth entrepreneurs at Invest Ottawa. 

I am a mother of 2,  a wife, a daughter, a sister and a proud Canadian Citizen born in Peru.

Nurture-Elle started as an idea when my first child was born in May 2010. Among many other breastfeeding challenges, one of them was the nursing clothing. I was looking for discrete breastfeeding clothing, easy breastfeeding access and stylish and comfortable designs. Since was nothing like that on the market I decided to create my own.  

Having worked for 17 years in the textile sector and with my past entrepreneur experience, I decided to design my own breastfeeding apparel. I took into consideration the advice of my lactation consultant and also the opinions of other mothers.  I first designed for myself few tops for the Spring and Summer and with positive feedback from many people and with the support of my family, I decided to open Nurture-Elle.

Our garments are designed in Canada by myself exclusively for Nurture-Elle. Products are manufactured in Canada and in Peru. Nurture-Elle is committed to helping developing countries and that is why in Peru, our garment suppliers are small companies lead by women entrepreneurs who at the same time hire other women who are the only financial support to their families. 

During this wonderful and exciting time in your life, Nurture-Elle is here to help you look and feel your best ever, from maternity to breastfeeding and beyond.

Find our products in more than 30 maternity and baby boutiques across Canada and US, you can also find us at Nordstrom.com , Amazon.com and online at www.nurture-elle.com.

I want to thank you for your support and also I want to wish you all the best during this wonderful journey of breastfeeding and motherhood,

Ysabel Li-Lopez
Breastfeeding mother, Owner and Designer
Vêtements d'allaitement Nurture-Elle Nursing Apparel