Not All Cashmere Is Created Equal

Why is that one cashmere jumper can cost as much as $2,000 from top tier  fashion labels such as Loro Piana, whilst a couple of doors down at Zara, you can pick up another one up for as little as $50? Made from the fine inner coat of cashmere goats, this most precious of fibres was one reserved by the wealthy few such as Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife. However, over the past two decades, its cachet has skyrocketed and cheaper garments flooded the market. Nearly $1.4 billion…

Perfect Gifts For Little Boys

Are you looking for the Perfect Gift for either your Little Boy, God Son or Nephew? At Mika & Milo, we have got you covered. We have everything from Dino Hoodies, to Lightning Bolts to Formula One Inspired Black & White Checks. Made in Inner Mongolia with the Finest Cashmere, all our pieces are incredibly Warm and wonderfully Stylish, getting your Little Tot through Winter with a Huge pinch of Style.  1: Dino Hoodie ROAR: Dress your Little Dino in this fun Hoodie complete…

Unique Gifts For Little Girls

Looking for a Lovely Gift for your Little Girl or God Daughter? At Mika & Milo, we have got the Perfect Pressies for your Little treasures. Made with the Finest Cashmere from Inner Mongolia, it will keep you Little Ones all Snuggly and Warm whilst looking incredibly Stylish. 1: Ribbed Collar Jumper & Tulip Skirt: Berry Red & Ribbed Collar Jumper & Tulip Skirt: Rose Pink  If you are looking for a Classic look which can take your Little One from School to a Play…

“There Are Weeks When Decades Happen”

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Vlladimir Lenin This quote by the late Russian revolutionary sums up this time perfectly. It’s breathtaking to reflect on how much the world has changed in the course of just 8 weeks. Who would have ever thought that most people across the globe would be working from home wearing their PJ’s in 2020: boisterous dinners out with friends and exotic travels overseas are now a distant memory of some bygone era. Privately,…

Our Covid-19 Response: Let’s Stay Safe Together! X

As we are all terribly worried about catching the virus during this unprecedented time, we would like to assure you that all our goods were made and packaged last summer long before this “naughty” virus showed up. (My daughter Mika refers to corona as the naughty virus and it’s such a fitting description.) Please rest assured that all our goods are stored in our warehouse at home where they are personally packed by us using only the cleanest of hands. As we are a…

Connecting with Nature During the Lockdown

I think that it is safe to presume that we are ALL wearing either our PJ’s or our tracky bums plus a cosy cashy (our family slang for cashmere jumper) during this unprecedented lockdown. Now, I must admit that whilst it is very tempting to stay in your pyjamas ALL day long, having a hot shower and getting ready for the day really helps to lift one’s mood, even if you’re only changing into your gym knit. It makes me feel a little less slovenly, for at least I’m dressed…

Nurturing Our Little Loves’ Imagination During The Lockdown

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” Mahatma Ghandi⠀ The BEST advise I’ve heard so far regarding homeschooling is to perhaps let it go to a certain extent. Obviously, there are some older kids who really need to focus on their homework right now, but for all the younger kids out there, perhaps it’s okay to just let it slide. After all, we ALL have so much on our plates…

2020: The Year The World Shut Down & Nature Fought Back

When we look back on 2020, perhaps it will be remembered as the year: The World Shut Down and Nature Fought Back.  When we first started designing our new AW20 collection, the world was a radically different place. The global economy was still racing along to the determient of the natural world. As a former climate change writer, witnessing the demise of nature has always been heartbreaking, but it is all the more poignant when one has two Little One’s futures to worry about.…

HELP: Ketchup or Peanut Butter Stain on your Brand New Cashmere Jumper?! Arrghh …

HELP: Ketchup/ Peanut Butter Stain on your Cashmere Jumper?! So your Little Love has just dropped a huge dollop of ketchup/ peanut butter all over their new brand new cashmere jumper. Arghh ! Tomato-based stains are notoriously difficult to remove, so whilst one’s first reaction might be to panic and run for the hills, rest assured, they are easy to treat so it’s important to remain calm and soldier on. Although cashmere has a reputation for being high maintenance and difficult to look after,…

Climate Change: Carbon Offsetting

The horrific wildfires sweeping across Australia have captured the world’s attention with heartbreaking images of charred kangaroos and burnt koala bears. An area the size of Switzerland has been razed to the ground, whilst a staggering one billion animals have perished. Burning with an intensity likened to “an atomic bomb”, the inferno is so fierce it has created giant columns of smoke which climb up to 14 kilometres into the sky. And, to make matters worse, these towers of smoke have created their own…

Look Book AW19

Check Out Our Mika & Milo AW19 LookBook Here: We have everything from Angel Wings to Lightning Bolts to Dino Hoodies to  Lion Jumpers with Cub Ears. We hope you like our collection as much as we do. Lots of Love, Mika & Milo X Miko _ Milo LOOKBOOK

New Now: Playtime Paris January 2020

The Kids Fashion Trade Event of 2020 When it comes to industry events for children’s wear, Playtime Paris is at the top of everyone’s list. Each January, about 500 brands descend on the City of Lights to showcase their upcoming collections to buyers from all over the world. As priority is given to older labels, only a small selection of new companies are invited to join this industry-wide event. We’re Finalists! And, out of this small collection of new brands, we have been chosen…

Gorgeous Baby Gifts

Looking for the Perfect Baby Gift for your Soon to be born Little One, or a Lovely Pressie for your God Child? At Mika & Milo we have got you covered. We have everything from deliciously Snuggly Blankets to Angel & Rainbow Onesies to Baby Lion Jumpers with Cub Ears! Take a look at some of our suggestions below. Made with the Finest Cashmere from Inner Mongolia, they are all wonderfully warm and incredibly Snuggly, the perfect pressie to get your Little Tot through…

Starting A Small Business

When I first had the idea of starting Mika & Milo cashmere when I was pregnant a few years ago, i had NO idea how difficult but would be! After years of being a journalist, I thought it would be fun light hearted creative project, musing about colours, textures, knits and ruffles. And, whilst it is all of these things, there is SO much more to it. Once all the design has been decided (the FUN part!), one then has to make sure that…