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…

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…

The History Of Cashmere

Cashmere comes from the Kashmir Goats which live high up on the plains of Inner Mongolia. In order to withstand the Bitter Winter Cold when the mercury can plunge as low as 40 degrees celsius, these little white goats grow a Fine Inner Coat to keep them Warm. And, this hair is incredibly Fine, measuring around 14 microns. Compare this to wool which measures between 20 and 40 microns. In the Summer, these Goats begin to shed this inner coat in order to keep…