Human Milk Clothing

& Accessories

Clothes & accessories that look good, feel good and do good.

Our clothes can be comfortably worn throughout breastfeeding and beyond, saving on the production and purchase of short term nursing and perinatal clothing, reducing the cost to both parents and the planet

Many of our designs and patterns are inspired by the molecules in human milk, which are explained on our store website too. 

 

The money raised through Human Milk Clothing & Accessories also fuels our education movement. The creation and free distribution of many of our education resources have been supported by funding raised so far. 

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.

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 is made up of the known components of human milk, and our snowflake scarves below are 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 globally. 

 

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 sustain and develop them with our milk.

 

Human Milk - and human milk - is a contribution towards the equitable and healthy 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 design gorgeous, contemporary clothes that embrace, accommodate and normalise our changing shapes and roles, whilst saving on the production and purchase of short term nursing and maternity clothing. This reduces the cost to both parents and the planet, plus you get to enjoy Human Milk clothes whether you're breastfeeding or not - knowing you're helping a lot of families all over the world with your purchases. 

To do this we use good quality, ethically and sustainably produced fabrics that love your perinatal body. They flow, stretch and lift easily to let you breastfeed comfortably without the use of flaps, zips or holes that often single out breastfeeding clothes as a short term product. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Many of our patterns and designs are inspired by the shapes of molecules in human milk, so you'll also get to know human milk better as our shop explains the fascinating components in easy to understand bite sizes. Designed by talented Artists, the designs are subtle (except our logo which is quite the ice breaker!), so you can talk about them, or keep it to yourself and just enjoy being part of something rather wonderful.

Award winning UK Artist Kirstie MacLeod was inspired by HMOs to create this snowflake that makes a gorgeous pattern. This is an original sketch.

Our clothes and accessories can be enjoyed at any stage of life, whether you are breastfeeding or not, knowing that your money is contributing towards protecting the lives and well-being of the next generation of mothers and babies. 

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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

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©2020 Human Milk CIC                                                         Made in Bristol, UK

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