Are you looking for something unique or a gift that's extra special, something that stands out from the crowded monotony of mass manufacture? If so, welcome to the wonderful world of creative recycling that is Milomade.
The Milomade motto is 'Too good to waste' and when you buy from Milomade you acquire something not just unique and beautiful but something that leaves neither damage nor waste in its wake.
My name is Evie Milo and I’m a designer/maker based in Fife, Scotland and in my windswept, cliff-side studio I work with rare and recycled materials to handcraft a range of jewellery, stationery, accessories and decorations perfect for the eco conscious consumer who doesn’t buy wastefully and cares about reducing, reusing and recycling but in a unique, stylish and creative way.
I've always been interested in found objects and the imagined narratives they conjure up. Who used to own them? Where have they travelled from? What tales could they tell? Were they once cherished and lost or unwanted and discarded? Many of my products evoke the nostalgia of our childhoods: the colourful treasures of our grandmother’s button box, the comics we used to read, the maps used to plot interminable family journeys. Even a simple silver teaspoon has a tale to tell. Did it stir the tea of a grand lady in a castle, or feed a baby her first meal? Did it lie forgotten at the back of a dusty drawer or sail the seven seas before coming to Scotland in a sailor’s pocket?
Honing in on the little details that often go unnoticed I breath new life into forgotten things - weaving together histories and materials to transform the everyday into something extraordinary and unique. Lovingly handmade, the Milomade product range is full of delightful surprises. From jewellery to stationery and accessories to decorations, all my products are made from rare and recycled materials making them unique with individual characteristics of their own.
I am very conscious of my everyday impact on the environment and ‘reduce reuse recycle’ is an ideal that flows through the core of my business, not only in the materials I use to produce my work, but also in the way it is packaged and presented. All my display and packaging materials are biodegradable, recyclable and eco friendly.
As well as designing and manufacturing contemporary jewellery, stationery, accessories and decorations, I also welcome commissions. There is nothing I like better than turning a humble item which has memories attached into something new and beautiful: please do get in touch if you would like something ‘Milomade’ just for you.