Maud n Lil
Maud N Lil Organic Cotton is an Australian based design company which has been specialising in luxury certified organic cotton baby products for over 20 years. Founded as a fashion brand in 1993, the company is co-owned and run by Manda Epton and Vicki Hilcke.
Manda obtained a BA (Hons) Design degree in fashion and textiles from Ravensbourne College, London in 1991. She became interested in textile/ environmental issues whilst completing her degree and is the founding member of the business.
Vicki is a fully qualified patternmaker with extensive retail and production experience in the UK and Australian fashion industries. She also managed and co-ordinated a PR consultancy firm before becoming a partner in the business.
The focus on organic cotton evolved as the pair realised the influence and damage of this important and versatile crop. They believe there is a very real need to provide well designed products made from sustainable textiles as a market option both locally in Australia and internationally. Both are passionate about sustainability and organic farming, they believe "we do not inherit the Earth from our forefathers", rather they believe "we are borrowing it from our grandchildren."