We are a family owned, British clothing company based in the South West of England. We combine stunning textile design with delicious detailing on our dresses, tunics, tops and skirts and we are passionate about our clothes.
We love quality, attention to detail and making our customers smile with delight. Covered buttons, perfect piping, printed linings and quirky nips, tucks and stitching, these are the things that make us happy.
Designed in-house by our lovely team in rural Gloucestershire; our prints and shapes are inspired by all the beautiful things nature has to offer; so we take sun setting on Cotswold stone, open heathland changing with the wind or a wild, stormy sky and design that essence into our ranges.
Launching in 2007, we became well known for our lifestyle brand ‘Amari’ and more recently ‘Lily & Me’, merging both brands under the ‘Lily and Me’ umbrella in 2015. On this site you will find all our flair for designing and producing beautiful, feminine and wearable clothes. We think you will love what we do and how we do it.
It's a family affair
Our business was launched in early 2007 by Amelia and her partner Hari. Coming from a manufacturing background, they had spent a number of years producing clothing for other brands and wanted to start a line of their own. Amelia and Hari were joined by brother Ben and sister Polly to make it an all family concern managing all aspects of the business. Recently ‘Lily and Me’ have undergone rapid growth and now employ a team in Cornwall and one in Gloucestershire.
The muse for Lily and Me is Amelia and Hari’s daughter, Lily. A bright, beautiful girl who inspires our whole world.
Ethical Policy - Our ethics
We believe ethical trading is a difficult and potentially confusing area with regard to clothing and we seek to be as open and transparent as possible when it comes to our claims about Lily & Me.
Our ethics and the way in which we manufacture our clothes is important to us and we recognise that it is important to you to.
Our clothing is designed in the UK by our in-house team in Gloucestershire and as a print led company, all our prints are unique.
We work with our own factory in Kathmandu, Nepal where the majority of our garments are manufactured. Our co-founders, Hari and Amelia have full control over working conditions and employment practice. The factory employs 240 staff and they earn well over an average well paid salary in Nepal. Staff facilities provided meet government regulations and exceed them in most areas. We ensure that staff have yearly paid holiday leave and health assistance where needed. We also support the children of selected long-term employed staff by supporting their education.
The highlight of the year is the annual staff picnic where all staff and family are invited for a day out which includes breakfast, lunch and tea!
Hari is not only committed to the welfare of the people who work for Lily & Me but to the wider community in his rural home district of Gorkha where the people do not have access to good schooling, roads and health care. The main projects he is involved in are:-
- Establishment of a co-operative community. He has donated funds to assist the connection of electricity to rural areas of Gorkha district.
- Formed a community project to construct road access to remote areas of his childhood village.
- The construction of a high school in his childhood village to enable children to have the opportuity to gain access to higher education.
- Organising and helping to fund four different health camps for women, children, general health and eyes. More than 1500 people who do not have direct access to general medical checks have benefited so far.
- Organising the supply of clean drinking water to three local schools.
- Setting up a library in a nearby village school and donated bags and stationery for the poorer children.
- Teacher training programmes for all schools within the Gorkha district.
- Annual donations to local social projects.
Lily & Me also support these projects and from this year we are offering an annual donation to them.
We manufacture our fabric and a small percentage of our clothing in China which is harder to control given the scale of the supply chain. We aim to source our fabric in factories that have clearly defined working conditions and we are committed to visiting and checking the conditions in the factories we use.
We do not have our own outlets, however we do sell to shops throughout the UK and Ireland so you may be lucky enough to find Lily & Me stocked in a shop near you. We are a young company with big ambitions and we are always looking for new stockists!
If you would like to know where your nearest Lily & Me stockist is located, please drop us a line using the Contact Us page.
We sell to trade customers as well as direct to the public so please contact us if you are interested in stocking our brand. We are primarily a forward order brand but also carry stock throughout the season.