The Milky Tee® company was founded back in 2016 by Lauren Hampshire out of a frustration for not being able to find clothes she could easily feed in, and that were in no way “mumsy”! From this desire for trendy, breastfeeding clothes she has created her unique t-shirt design which also features her own nod to parenting slogans!
Lauren is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives in Kent with her husband and two daughters aged 5 and 2. She was in her late 20s when her first daughter was born and struggled to find anything to wear when breastfeeding that was stylish and functional, and above all she still wanted to feel trendy! When her second daughter was born in 2016 she still felt that there wasn’t a great selection of stylish clothes specifically made for breastfeeding mums. Being a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl she still wanted to be able to wear the same trendy styles she had worn before having a baby, but now she also wanted to be able to breastfeed in them.
Striking whilst the issue was fresh in her mind, when her youngest daughter was just two weeks old, Lauren ordered her first T-shirt pattern. Her business is a family affair, as with the help of her mum-in-law (who happens to be pretty nifty with a sewing machine!), she created the first Milky Tee prototype. Over the next couple of years Lauren strived to perfect her design to ensure the zips are in exactly the right place and right length for easy breastfeeding access. She also decided on a 100% OEKO-TEX® certified combed cotton fabric which is soft and breathable, great for those milky cuddles and baby-wearing. The t-shirts are also a flattering and practical longer length, great for post birth bodies and wearing with jeans! In order to make her designs even more individual Lauren chose to add a range of slogans to her tees!
Before starting the business Lauren worked as a broadcast journalist in London but after having her second daughter decided not to return to her job in ITN due to the travel and difficulties of childcare. She hadn’t originally intended to start a business but after coming up with the design realised it could help lots of other mums and so The Milky Tee Company was born. The company is currently run from home – having converted their garage into an office. Lauren admits it can sometimes be a bit crazy running a business from home and looking after two young children, but she is so glad she made the decision to change her direction as she now sells all over the world! One of the most rewarding parts of her new career being all the lovely messages from mums who say that her tees have helped them feel more confident when breastfeeding in public.
The Milky Tee® design is unique, registered and protected. It has a hidden zip on each side just under the armpit, so that the zips can hardly be seen and the tees look like any normal T-shirt. A bonus in that they can also be worn after your breastfeeding journey comes to an end.
Lauren is currently working on her exciting new long sleeved designs which will be launching this Autumn/Winter-looking forward to seeing these new designs!
“It has taken a couple of years to go from an idea to actually launching The Milky Tee Company but I truly believe the hard work was worth it and I truly believe in this product. I hope it will help lots of breastfeeding mums out there and I hope you love our Milky Tees as much as we loved creating them!”
#WingingIt Slogan Tee
Do we not all feel like we are winging it when it comes to parenting?! This tee has the unique Milky Tee Co design with the hidden side zips for easy access for breastfeeding or expressing. The zips are 14″ long to allow for even easier access. The T-shirt is made with 100% combed cotton which is Oeko-tex certified (meaning it is free from any harmful or irritating substances).
The tee front length measurement is 68cm which is longer than standard T-shirts and perfect for wearing with some comfy leggings or jeans.
Price : £27.99
Coffee + Concealer Tee
Do you rely on Coffee and Concealer to get you through the day?! This T-shirt slogan has a light peachy/pink wording on the front. The design has the unique hidden zips to allow easy access for breastfeeding or expressing. The zips being an excellent 14″ long, the tee itself is longer than standard for a flattering and comfy fit for with jeans and leggings.
The tee is made with 100% combed cotton which is Oeko-tex certified. This design is available in either black or white.
Price : £27.99
The overwhelming love you feel for your child is the inspiration behind the Love tee! This T-shirt comes in white with a gold foil Love design and coral heart. The tee features the unique hidden zip design on each side to allow easy access for breastfeeding or expressing, with the long zips to make it even easier! The t-shirt length is again 68-71cm so is a great longer length for wearing with leggings or jeans.
The T-shirt is made with 100% combed cotton which is soft, light and breathable and OEKO-TEX certified. This tee is available in white or black.
Price : £29.99
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