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.
This brand is made for all of us, as we are.
I designed every piece to make us look good and feel good, so we're ready to take on each busy day.
Mien began as a one-woman-show and was started in a spare room of my home. I shared how I took a chance on starting my own business and the reality of building a sustainable clothing line while navigating motherhood with The Creativity Habit podcast.Click to Listen
About Me & My Family
We call Long Beach, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, home. I share a small but charming 1950s house with my husband, our 4-year-old son Greysen, and our pup Winston. We're excited to welcome a new member to our family in Spring, 2020. On the weekends, you can find us at home with me in the kitchen cooking up a storm, Grey and my husband playing in the backyard, and our family and friends on their way to join us.