A Story Begins.

threading together beauty and responsibility

 

Three friends. A new dream for great stories.

The narrative of Lilies + Loaves began as a dream between three friends - a dream rooted in truth, beauty, and goodness, drawing inspiration from the edifying lives of others. Lilies + Loaves uses hand drawn designs to convey stories of those lives: stories of virtue, courage, and love. Thus art and faith merge to create unique, imaginative clothing.

Our sizes range from Newborn to 5T. Every article of clothing has been designed, printed, and sewn with intentionality. In the world of fashion, we want to write a better story: one of living wages for our makers and a minimized environmental impact.  

You, our customer, have been in the forefront of our minds each step of the way. You want the best for your children - and so do we. That’s why everything with a Lilies + Loaves tag is crafted with high quality materials in the United States - from design to production. 

"What’s in a name?"

Lilies + Loaves. Our name is rooted in inspiration and a fortuitous confirmation.  

Human beings are created with two innate desires: one for beauty, the other for sustenance. Without sustenance, we perish. Without beauty, we cease to be human. Our longing for beauty and sustenance is only satisfied by our Creator. The name “Lilies + Loaves” is an illustration of our basic human needs and the One who satiates them.  

After naming Lilies + Loaves, confirmation came when we remembered an ancient Chinese proverb: “When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” 

 
Stories are a communal currency of humanity.
— Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights