Hello! We are the founders of Milk and Masuki, Ishak and Rachael. We met at art school in 2007 where we connected over our shared love for painting, and generally making stuff. I remember one day we decided we needed cushions for our sofa in our share house, so we went out and bought beautiful expensive linen (which I’m sure at the time was our weeks income!) Then armed with a screen print set up on our kitchen table and a sewing machine in the corner, we did exactly that- made stuff. And we haven’t looked back since.
When our son arrived in 2011, we designed and hand printed him a blanket (which he still has on his bed!) and soon after Milk and Masuki was created.
Before launching the label, we were committed to using organic cotton. Through our deeper research we were really moved by the social and environmental benefits of using fabric that had not been touched by chemicals. We were also alarmed to discover the human impacts of spraying cotton crops upon the farmers and their families, let alone the severity of the environmental factors. We have since been proud to be apart of an ethical and environmentally sound supply chain. With all of our clothes being GOTS certified. (Global Organic Textiles Standard)
These days we have two crazy, awesome kids who challenge us to no end plus a new bricks and mortar flagship store in Bowral. In the meantime, we work endlessly hard to bring you the next exciting collection of cool organic gear for your kids.
We love our job and thank you so much for your support!
Ishak & Rachael