Lily & Mae is owned and run by me, Nina Austin. I'm a small town Scottish girl living in London with my husband and our two little girls. Lily and Mae are our daughters middle names.
So it started out as a dream, the dream to love what I do, be my own boss and look after my family.
From doodles and daydreams an idea slowly took shape, and in 2014 Lily & Mae went live. There is a story behind each one of my products - my children, their needs and interests and our family are a huge influence in my designs. I love my products to have functunality and a positive message as well as great design.
With Lily & Mae I also enjoy curating beautiful gift sets, who doesn't love putting together presents! Including our own products, I love working with other amazing designer makers from around the UK. These gifts are thoughtfully put together to suit a number of different occasions. Beautifully wrapped they are a joy to open and a pleasure to gift. We firmly believe that your first experience of our products should be when you open the parcel, not with its first use.
Supporting British manufacturing and small business was always a top of the list for us and something we are very proud of.
Thank you for visiting us here at Lily & Mae!