Human Milk Clothing

& Accessories

Following a life-long passion for textiles, style and the cultural changes you can impact through fashion, Claire, Katherine, 

Kirstie, Lisa and Dan launched the Human Milk's Clothing & Accessories brand in 2018.

 

We offer beautiful clothes & accessories with designs inspired by the shapes of molecules in human milk. All our products can be comfortably worn throughout breastfeeding and beyond. 


We source everything ethically and sustainably because the health of our planet and the health of humans is inextricably linked, and we care about families and working conditions everywhere.

The money raised through Human Milk Clothing & Accessories is reinvested into our education movement.

The creation and free distribution of many of our education resources have been supported by funding raised so far. 

We are proud winners of the UK's leading Sustainability Awards, the 'People. Environment. Achievement. Award' 2020

We are a Community Interest Company, a certified Social Enterprise.

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Our Moon (above) is made up of the known components of human milk, and our snowflake scarf design is inspired by the shapes of human milk oligosaccharides, explained on our shop.

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The Arts are often at the centre of profound societal changes.

 

Music, literature, films, fashion... all have encouraged and sometimes driven radical changes.

 

Coco Chanel introduced the daring act of women wearing trousers in their free time. She also used jersey, a textile at the time only used for men's underwear. Until then, women's fashion was centred around the restrictive and uncomfortable corset, and frilly, excessive fabrics.

 

A practical act of rebellion that spoke of the discomfort that women were not prepared to put up with anymore.

Above: Coco Chanel being awesome in trousers.

Below: Katherine Hepburn being fabulous in trousers

Human Milk is calling for change too.

We call for women’s bodies to be understood, invested in and respected. We believe that our bodies are temples of brilliance and sustainability, yet they're still mostly seen as commodities. 

 

We are beautiful, certainly, but we are not decorative. Our bodies are brilliant, and change shape to give life to our children, to grow them in our wombs, birth them, and feed them with our milk.

 

Human Milk is our own act of rebellion, with our sights clearly focussed on contributing to the healthy and equitable world we want to live in. 

Also, let's normalise the words human milk. After all, we're absolutely comfortable referring to cow's milk, or even soya milk. We're more comfortable talking about milk from a bean than we are about our own...

 

So let's get comfortable with human milk.

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Our clothes are not breastfeeding clothes as such.

They're just clothes that happen to be easy to breastfeed in. 

 

We believe in gorgeous clothes that embrace, accommodate and normalise our changing shapes and roles, whilst saving on the production and purchase of short term clothing. So we use good quality, ethically sourced and produced, soft, stretchy fabrics and/or loose fit garments that make breastfeeding really easy. 

All our clothes and accessories can also be enjoyed when you're not breastfeeding, knowing that your money is going towards helping the next generation of mothers and babies. 

 

We want parenthood to become part of the solution to global health and sustainability. 

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Billboard mock-ups. Imagine if they were just part of our every day life...

Our Clothing brand and Education work won the Vegan category and was runner up in the Nature category.

Winners in other categories include Sir David Attenborough, VivoBarefoot, Triodos Bank and A Plastic Planet.

“Breastfeeding has been sidelined due to being seen as a woman's issue, when really, it's a people and a planet issue. I like the fact that they’re trying to change that” P.E.A. judge.

We are proud winners of the UK's leading Sustainability Awards, the 'People. Environment. Achievement. Award' 2020

©2020 Human Milk CIC                                                         Made in Bristol, UK

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Human Milk Community Interest Company is a registered CIC. Company number 10690629