Miou makes exquisite, handmade designer knitwear for children.
Miou’s line of fashionable, eco-friendly clothing for children is designed by Christine Dubin, originally from France, who now lives in the charming oceanfront town of Gibsons, BC, Canada. Christine combines her vibrant European flair with her love of classic knitwear for girls and boys to create unique and charming styles. Our designer kids' clothes are comfortable and durable and will stand up to the regular wear and tear of your children’s active lives while satisfying your desire to clothe them in gorgeous outfits that make them look and feel special.
Fair Trade, Gentle to the Planet
Miou’s vision is to have a positive impact on the world and the people whose lives we touch. All our designer knitwear for children is handmade by artisans in rural Peru, where knitting is a centuries-old tradition handed down from one generation to the next. Their ancestral knowledge is demonstrated in the amazing quality of their work. Working for Miou empowers the knitters by enabling them to provide food, housing, health care, and education to their families while doing something they love. They are grateful for the fair wages they receive and for the opportunity to work from home while caring for their children, especially as some of them are single mothers. We believe that the best way to affect change in developing countries is through education. To that end, we donate 5% of our profits toward the educational needs of our knitters’ children. We are also committed to caring for the environment. We use baby alpaca wool, which is considered very “green” because of the alpacas’ low-impact grazing habits. We also use organic cotton, which is free from harmful pesticides and chemicals. Our dyes are certified eco-friendly, and we use only recycled materials for all our business needs.
Caring for Alpaca Clothing
Alpaca wool was called “the fibre of the gods” by the ancient Incas, who were well aware of its exceptional qualities. It is as soft and luxurious as cashmere, stronger than mohair, and warmer and softer than sheep wool. Alpaca wool is an excellent insulator and is extremely durable. Its fibres are elastic and will stretch to fit your children as they grow. Because it doesn’t contain lanolin, alpaca wool is hypoallergenic and doesn’t irritate the skin. It naturally repels water and has antibacterial properties so your knitwear will stay clean longer. To care for your designer alpaca kids' clothes, wash by hand in cold water with a mild detergent and lay flat to dry.
Caring for Organic Cotton Clothing
It’s important to us to use organic cotton in our hand-crocheted baby and children’s clothes, because traditional cotton is grown using extremely toxic pesticides that are harmful to the earth and to those who come in contact with them. To clean your cotton clothing, you can either hand wash in cold water with mild detergent and lay flat to dry, or you can machine wash on the “delicate” cycle and put it in the dryer on the lowest setting.