I wish that I was still 4 years old and playing in the beautiful Somerset countryside or being bounced along on our neighbour's tubby pony. Mum dressed me in colourful cotton clothes, I felt happy and free…
This is the feeling I want to recreate with my own handmade children’s clothing brand Milly’O. Still based in Somerset, my designs are bespoke and have retro style with modern, bright and fun fabrics and are for babies, toddlers and children to wear with a smile.
I have always loved creating and sewing and completed an art and design BTEC at college and a pattern cutting evening course. I then decided to travel and was lucky enough to visit some amazing places and experience great things, I was inspired by everything I saw.
The Prince’s Trust in Bristol have been supporting me since 2014 and have been incredibly helpful and I have loved learning so much through them and meeting influential people.
I feel it is important that children’s clothes are machine washable, easy to wear, easy to look after and, of course, comfortable. I keep these things in mind when creating my collections.
The entire range is designed and handmade by Milly Ollis in her cute workshop in Somerset, England. Milly started making children's clothes in her spare time and loved doing it so much that she has pushed to follow her dreams. It was then that Milly'O was born.
I think it is so important to keep children young for as long as we can. It's scary how quickly they grow up, so my idea to create fun and colourful clothes for little ones to wear is to keep that fairy tale feel. I am inspired by vintage and retro styles while using modern and pretty fabrics to make truly unique products that children love wearing and adults just love.
Hope your little one's enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoy making them.