The story of Lily & Klaus came about on a very hot and sunny morning by the pool in Tuscany in June 2018. Lily being only 4 months old made her first trip outside of her home in Germany. Lily was her mummy's very first baby and mummy didn't have so much experience with children in general. She smothered Lily in sunscreen and was horrified to find that Lily got a rash and was severely unhappy! There was also a huge mess and the whole morning turned into a disaster. Lily's mummy contacted her more experienced friends who recommended acquiring some SPF clothing. After much research and various purchases, Lily's mummy was unhappy with the quality of the fabrics, the abundance of plastic packaging and the not so cute designs.
Back home in Germany while on a walk with Lily's best friend Klaus, a ridgeback who was also about 4 months old, Lily's mummy decided to start her own venture: 100% recycled, easy-to-wear, UV 50, super cute sunsuits and hats for babies and toddlers. Our fabric is certified with the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+, blocking 98% of UVA and UVB rays. Lily's mummy also thought it was of utmost importance to give back and chose to support a charity very close to her heart, The Bibi Fund, a charity supporting children and their families afflicted with children's brain cancer, by donating 6% of every sale to them.Protecting our beautiful world, giving back and design is very important to us.
We have a very close relationship with our factory in Portugal and guarantee that all of our products are produced under ethical working conditions. We guarantee responsible sourcing practices and do our utmost to ensure that all of our suppliers are treated in accordance with internationally recognised standards of human rights. Lily & Klaus uses sustainable and biodegradable materials in all our products and packaging that leave minimal trace on the environment.