We are an accessories brand that values people, culture and design. Creating partnerships with skilled artisans across the globe that benefit them and their local communities.
Milieu means: a person's social environment.
Milieu was inspired by designer Meredith’s experiences working in commercial textiles dealing with big box retailers. Being involved in designing products that were cheap and mass-produced from China she felt inspired to make her own label that had purpose and that genuinely impacted peoples lives.
After spending lots of time thinking and dreaming about what her first collection could be or look like she saw a video online talking about textiles made by Mayan tribes in South America. The documentary revealed how this art form that dates back hundred of years was being lost. The beautiful craft and designs of these tribe’s people were and still are being appropriated by large corporations. With none of the money made ever making it back to the communities of people who essentially had invented these patterns and methods.
Meredith then saw an opportunity to create a brand that not only has beautiful unique products but also focused on promoting and encouraging crafts form different indigenous cultures all over the world. Her colourful accessories brand is vibrant in colour and eclectic. She has sourced and worked tirelessly with the indigenous people to bring you high quality items. We hope you love our cause and products as much as we do.