Mika and Milo
Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong: March, 2020
In many ways, Aiko's own foray into this field was inevitable. After originally training as a broadcast journalist with the BBC, CNN and Bloomberg and later writing about climate change for the Huffington Post she joined the family business over a decade ago.
And, when she was pregnant with Milo, she struggled to find the perfect cashmere blanket, finding then either too thin or too small. What started out as a desire to make cosy baby blankets gradually evolved into a larger kids cashmere collection named after her own two children: Mika & Milo.
As cashmere it is naturally breathable, it is perfect fibre for little babies as it helps them to regulate their temperatures as they move from being outside in the cold to the warmth of the indoors. Plus, it is up to 8 times warmer than wool even though it is so much lighter. And, if cared for properly, cashmere is incredibly durable, making it the perfect hand-me-down fibre in this age of much needed sustainability.
At Mika & Milo, we strongly believe in making in buying less and choosing well.
We therefore strive to make beautiful sustainable pieces 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 kids to pass down their cashmere hand-me-downs to their own Little Ones? In the words of Martin Luther King: “We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”
And, no where is this more poignant than when it comes to this beautiful planet which we all call home. After all, there is No Planet B. And, surely our Little Ones, and the Earth which they will inherit, deserve only the best?
Why We Love Cashmere