Rethinking breastfeeding clothing
Our clothes are not breastfeeding clothes as such. They're clothes that happen to be easy to breastfeed in.
We use high quality, ethically and sustainably produced fabrics and designs that flow, stretch and lift easily, so that motherhood, comfort, style and sustainability all go hand in hand effortlessly.
Whether you breastfeed for weeks or years, your Human Milk clothes will remain key pieces you can continue to love, be proud of and wear long term, reducing short term clothing production and the cost to both you and the planet.
Our Artwork is inspired by the molecules in human milk, explained on our shop, so that you can see for yourself just how remarkable you and your body are.
Human Milk in a 1 minute nutshell
always Ethically sourced
always inspired by you
always designed to empower
Human Milk are proud winners of the UK's leading Sustainability Awards, the 'People. Environment. Achievement. Award' 2020. Winners in other categories include Sir David Attenborough, VivoBarefoot, Triodos Bank and A Plastic Planet.Watch the winning moment
Coming in January 2022: Chloe Trayhurn x Human Milk
Sumptuous quality clothing, washes well which is essential! Beautifully soft fabric; love my full moon tee and cannot wait to get my hands on a hoodie ASAP.
Supportive, informative, friendly, helpful....just smashing!
Love the jumper so comfy and easy to feed in.
I can feed comfortably in it
I love my T-shirt! It’s beautifully soft and elastic. I can feed comfortably in it without overstretching it.
I love everything that I have bought so far.
The Arts are often at the centre of profound societal changes.
Fashion, music, literature, films... 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.
Human Milk is calling for change too. We call for women and their bodies to be understood, invested in and respected, all over the world, all of the time.
(Image: Coco Chanel being fabulous in trousers.)
The WHO estimates that around 823,000 infants die globally each year because they are not receiving the protective components found in human milk, alongside 20,000 women who would survive breast cancer with higher breastfeeding rates.
For women, low breastfeeding rates are also associated with an increase in reproductive cancers, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, and postnatal depression.
Women are passionate about breastfeeding with good reason.
But in the UK alone, over 50% of new mothers who want to breastfeed stop in the first 6 weeks, with 9 in 10 saying they didn't want to stop, but could not get the help they needed to overcome the initial challenges they were facing.
It needn't be this way. With knowledgeable help, almost every mother would succeed at her own breastfeeding goals, and we would love to see donor milk easily accessible to every family who needs an alternative. We are working to make this a reality.
If you are struggling, you are not alone and you'll find help and community on our science website.
(Image: Our composition of human milk infographic.)
The Human Milk Education Movement
Human Milk CIC houses our award winning Clothing & Accessories brand and a Global Education Movement on the science of human milk, active in 35 countries and 18 languages. Our work empowers women and their families and contributes to a healthier and more sustainable world. Your purchases fuel this movement. Thank you and welcome to the Team. We call for positive societal engagement globally to support breastfeeding mothers and future mothers who want to breastfeed. We call for respect, support, equity and knowledge.Explore our Education Movement and find remarkable science & support