Jazz & Milly is an online independent boutique based in Wellington, New Zealand. We focus on capsule collections for the socially conscious and fashion-forward woman. We use only the highest quality fabrics to produce timeless pieces that will last years.
Mandeep (owner and operator) arrived in New Zealand from India in 2007 to study and soon fell in love with New Zealand and she knew it was the place she wanted to raise a family. With a background in fashion retail and a dream of starting her own brand, Jazz & Milly was "born" in 2019. Combining her love for both New Zealand and India, she designs garments in Wellington and gets them ethically made in India. For Mandeep, Jazz and Milly is a labor of love. Every detail of design comes from her heart, and she chooses colors and fabric with care. Jazz & Milly support ethical production to mass production. Our limited run batches are manufactured in New Delhi and Jaipur in India by a small number of factories that we have a close relationship with. Mandeep gets in touch with her suppliers through Whatsapp chats and video calls which give her the surety that everything aligns with her values. Without these global circumstances, she said, she should have visited India in 2020, hopefully, during these school summer holidays, she can visit her family and suppliers. One more thing to give assurance is that her sister is based in New Delhi and she has already visited the Delhi supplier a couple of times.
CAREFULLY CHOSEN FABRIC: Since the day Mandeep planned to open up the business, she decided to choose low-impact fabrics such as Linen, Organic Cotton, Responsible Wool, Cashmere, and Sustainable Viscose, and other eco-conscious materials. She also pays full attention to ensuring these amazing fabrics are transformed into long-lasting pieces that will stay in your wardrobe for years.
ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING: Jazz & Milly uses eco-friendly packaging for all our garments and accessories. All orders are sent in courier bags from r3packnz. The pouch bags along with accessories and little bags are designed for you to reuse. You might not find fancy packaging from Jazz & Milly. We try to use minimal packaging so our suppliers are told to send the shipments without plastic packaging.
WEAR MORE, WASH LESS: To ensure their longevity, we recommend proper care of your clothing as it will extend their life and minimize your environmental footprint. Wear more, wash less is better for both the garments and the planet. We recommended limiting washing and doing gentle cold hand wash if necessary as it is less likely to shake out fibers. Avoid machine washing, hot water, harsh chemical detergent, soak, bleach, wire, or rub. Store it properly and stay away from direct sunlight.
“I chose to name the label after my daughters so I will always remember the reason I’m doing this - for them. I want to give them a better life than I had as a child. I want this business to grow and flourish into something I can pass down to my children. Jazz is already so keen to be involved, she’s even started doing designs and asking me to make them!"