At Mum & You, we love mum and family-owned businesses.
We ourselves were founded by a mum and dad duo, and we know exactly what it takes to make great things happen when you’ve got a bouncing baby attached to your hip. Powered by a team of talented mums (and some dads!) we offer products and quality that we felt were missing from our lives as busy mums. From super-soft Eco Nappies to our luxurious Mum’s Skincare range, these products were created by mums for mums.
This Mum & More month, we want to share our favourite mum and family-owned business, showcasing a variety of products including stationery and cards, maternity wear, toys, and furniture.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, let us inspire you to buy the perfect gift for the superstar mama in your life!
Mamiko is a UK-based, online concept store for organic baby essentials. Created by mum Anna, Mamiko features a beautiful selection of baby clothes, toys and decor with a focus on high quality, natural & organic materials, unique in design, ethical & sustainable production.
“Mamiko’s mission and goal is to show parents that as an adult we have a choice on how we shape our children, how we raise them into growing, caring, conscious beings. We have the ability to educate our children on our environment, whilst also causing as little damage as possible to their future home.”
2. Hotmilk Maternity + Nursing Lingerie
Hotmilk Lingerie provides gorgeous and practical nursing wear. Founder and mum Lisa Ebbing shares her inspiration behind the brand.
“When I was pregnant with my first child, I was shocked to be faced with only an array of basic, old fashioned maternity lingerie. I was pregnant, but I wasn’t ancient! After a lifetime of wearing beautiful lingerie, I wasn’t prepared to give it up and it did nothing for my self confidence as my body shape changed. So, we decided to launch our own fashion conscious maternity lingerie company. It’s such a critical time in a woman’s life, we are so hard on ourselves, I’m so proud that we have been able to add joy to mother’s lives through the colours and styles of our lingerie.”
3. The Mindful Mummies
The Mindful Mummies is not only an accessories brand but also a small business that hosts events and raises money for mental health charities founded by sister-duo Polly and Kate.
“We are Polly and Kate, two sisters who have both been fortunate enough to have become first-time mothers in the last couple of years. To say that parenting is a roller coaster is a bit of a cliché, I know, but it’s also completely true. Up and down, round and round you go, sometimes screaming, sometimes laughing, sometimes just praying you’ll survive it.”
“Through our ‘mindful mummies’ work, our campaign, ‘We Are MAMA’, was born. We believe there is no better way to teach our children than by example and that by practicing our own self care, respect and love, in turn we can raise children with an honest, forgiving and accepting love. We want to support and empower other mums to practice loving and accepting themselves exactly as they are, to be able to raise their children with this shared message and create a generation with greater self-awareness and the freedom to have judgement free thoughts.
4. Little Hoppa
Little Hoppa provides super stylish and multifunctional toys that grow with your baby. The brand was founded by mum Sofie, who shares she could not find a suitable, plastic-free multifunctional toy for her newborn.
“A tired new Mum with a passion for interiors sat surrounded by plastic baby products that were functional but oh so lacking in style.
A tired new Mum searched high and low for products that were fun for her baby, kinder to the planet AND would complement the contemporary home she had so lovingly designed. A tired new Mum could not find the products she so desperately wanted, and so, whilst feeding her new baby, on a scrap of paper she set about writing a list of all the things that she could only dare to dream existed. And in that moment Little Hoppa was born.”
5. Totter + Tumble
Totter + Tumble provides practical yet stylish flooring and playmats.
Mum and founder Susie shares “Totter + Tumble really started a long time ago when we were soon to be parents with our eldest – Ellie. Anxious to provide the safest home for her, we researched all we could to make sure we had the best products. As babies tend to spend a lot of time on the floor, with us down with them, finding practical protection for our hard floors was an obvious concern.
Fast forward a few years, with an active toddler and a second child on the way, we could not face having to deal with the garish jigsaw puzzle style foam mat any longer. So when faced with reinstating the impractical puzzle pieces in our newly decorated home or risk having a rug, we thought there must be a better solution…. There wasn’t!
From this desire to find practical yet stylish flooring, Totter + Tumble was formed on the following four founding principles: simple, stylish, supportive, safe. ”
6. Finch Bakery
Finch Bakery was founded by two sisters in the North West of England. They’re a small, fun-loving cake shop that offer postal deliveries, subscriptions, and various treat boxes filled with utter deliciousness. The small women-owned business has a strong team of ladies at the helm, who produce fresh baked goods daily.
“Starting as a university hobby and baking out of their parent’s kitchen, Lauren and Rachel Finch opened Finch Bakery doors in Great Harwood in April 2016 and have never looked back.
In the blink of an eye, a business that started out as a calorific hobby has quickly transformed into a shop, a unit, 14 jobs, a van, and an online service, all while keeping their reputation of being THE place to get your favourite goodies and cake wonders from.”
7. Fred & Noah
“Specialising luxury Baby Leggings, Bedding and Organic swaddles. We use only the highest quality fabrics which are incredibly kind and comfortable for babies and toddlers. All of our clothing is machine washable.
As parents to two young boys we understand the need for durable baby clothes that are also stylish and comfortable. We really hope you like what we do as much as we enjoy making it.”
Created by mum-of-two and self-confessed activewear addict Natalie, Latched’s award-winning collections are all about empowering you to keep moving and living life your way.
From maternity leggings that will see you through everything from a spin class to a trip to soft play, to sports bras and sweatshirts you can wear through pregnancy, breastfeeding and for years afterwards, our super-versatile, high-performance sportswear is designed to adapt to your amazing body and support you at every stage of motherhood.
Scandibørn is a family run business from the North of England that offers Scandinavian-inspired children’s design, decor, essentials, toys, accessories and more.
“Scandibørn is our dream. It was born from a passion of Scandinavian inspired design. When our little boy, Harry, was born in 2015 we just couldn’t find the clothes, baby furniture and nursery accessories that reflected our passion for this style. So in early 2016 we decided to follow our hearts and Scandibørn was born. We began our hunt for Scandinavian nursery decor and other Nordic inspired baby accessories.”
10. Rosie Made a Thing
Founded by mum of three Rosie, Rosie Made a Thing is your perfect stop for cards, gifts and stationery. They supply stores all around the UK, including John Lewis, Scribbler, Fenwick and Fortnum & Mason, as well as exporting to lots of countries around the world.
“All our cards are printed here in the UK on sustainable board. They are inspired by the ridiculous and the slightly inappropriate. And 2 or 3 glasses of wine. We hope they make you smile.”
We loved sharing this list of mum and family-owned businesses with you. Do you have any more to add to our list? Comment below and share your thoughts – we love to hear from you!
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