ABOUT THE BRAND:
Mien is a Los Angeles based clothing brand dedicated to making well-designed clothes sustainably, ethically, and locally. We are proudly woman-founded and woman-owned. We make clothes for modern, busy, multi-faceted people in all chapters of life. The models you see on our website are our own friends, our family members, and our customers. That’s because Mien's designer, Lisa Hsieh, designs clothes for you and I, who try to do everything and take care of everyone we love everyday - we want to make clothes for them, for you - to make everyday dressing easy, without sacrificing the health of our planet while doing so but definitely celebrate our identity and creativity wherever we are now and where we are going in our lives. We have customers from ages seventeen to seventy, and offer an inclusive size range from XS to 3XL.
MEET THE TEAM:
Hello, I'm Lisa, designer and founder of Mien. I started this brand in 2015 when I was pregnant with my son. As a first time mom-to-be, I was frustrated by the lack of good clothing on the market that can be worn through pregnancy and beyond. I didn't like maternity wear, with its frumpy styles, limited wearable time frame, and cheaply made quality.
With over a decade of experience as an apparel designer and knowing something had to change, I created my first collection with just four styles for women. They were designed to fit our bodies from pre-pregnancy to postpartum and nursing. Not just for mothers, the line was designed for all busy women seeking a more sustainable, comfortable, low maintenance, and flattering wardrobe. Using the best fabrics, non-toxic AZO-free dyes, and working with the best local factories, Mien's collection took off and grew from there.
Our signature fabric is made from 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified Organic Cotton. It's custom knit for us here in L.A. by a family owned fabric mill. We also use premium eco-friendly fabrics made from bamboo, modal, and linen. All of our garments are dyed locally using non-toxic AZO-free dyes in colors that are created by Mien's designer.
Each style is produced in small batches locally in Los Angeles. We only work with family-owned factories that pay fair wages and provide their workers with a clean, safe working environment and regular breaks.