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In this Age of Great Environmental Decline, it’s important to tread carefully on this Beautiful Planet that provides us Home. After all, there is NO planet B. That’s why at Mika & Milo, we believe in buying less and making beautiful sustainable products which will last, so that they can be passed down from Sibling to Sibling and then of course, Generation to Generation. After all, what could possibly be nicer than for your own children to pass down their cashmere hand-me-downs to their own Little Ones?

Why Mika & Milo? My family have been working in the textile industry for well over a century. My great grandfather used to run his own woollen mill producing fine Scottish tweeds. By the time my father joined the business, he added cashmere to the mix. Scottish cashmere was once the finest in the world, but today the snuggliest cashmere comes from the blustery plains of Inner Mongolia where the frigid temperatures help the goats grow a fine inner coat. My Dad first went up there 40 years ago and we have been working with our cashmere partners ever since.

Mika & Milo

My family have been working in the Textile industry for well over a century. It started with my Great Grandfather who ran his own woollen mill producing fine Scottish Tweeds. By the time my Father joined the business, their own brand of Macnab tweed was sold throughout the US, Europe and Asia, and he wanted to add cashmere to mix. In the past, Scottish cashmere was the finest in the world. However, as labour costs rose in the UK, it started to become too expensive to produce and unable to compete with the meteoric rise of China. Fast forward 100 years, and most of the world’s top grade cashmere now comes from the blustery plains of Inner Mongolia. My Dad first went up to Inner Mongolia some 40 years ago, and we have been working with our cashmere partners up there ever since.

In many ways, my eventual foray into this field was inevitable. After joining the family business over a decade ago, when I was pregnant with Milo, I wanted to make something for my little ones as cashmere is both so soft yet breathable. And, did you know that it is 8 times warmer than wool even though it is significantly lighter? Cashmere is also stronger and more durable than other fabrics, making it the perfect sustainable piece to hand down from sibling to sibling, and then of course, generation to generation.