Story

Namesakes

Company named after two strong women, my mom Mildred  |  Aunt Lottie Gray. The family tree continues in the names of individual totes.

Millie mastered the world of entertaining and sharing her well-loved culinary dishes around our small town in Virginia. She was practical, stylish and lived life to the fullest, surrounded by community. I grew up being branded by scorching dishes balanced on my lap. Lottie is a true Southerner by design and by desire.

Sustainable Design & Production

My products reflect the consciousness of my footprint, working to minimize packaging, carefully recycling/composting and reducing waste. I divert my budget to support local farmers, makers and retail stores.

Living an sustainably inspired life informs my design, production and the very nature of my reusable products. Materials are sourced in the U.S. Team members are within two miles of my studio. Our patterns and cutting leave minimal waste. Left-over leather inspires new designs. I am never satisfied, always looking for new ways to improve.

Millie | Lottie is a member of The Good Food Guild, undergoing a rigorous vetting process to meet strict standards, successfully diverting dollars towards conscious food makers.

I am very proud to be a part of the vibrant manufacturing community as a member of SFMade.

Give Back

We donate to Leah's Pantry with each tote sold. This non-profit provides nutrition education to under-served neighborhoods. My favorite program they provide slow cookers and a cookbook they developed so people living in S.R.O's (single room occupancy) can cook healthy food for themselves. Also they won a grant to study the relationship on good nutrition and reduced PTSD. 

Thank you for being a part of the Millie | Lottie family.

 

 

We are a purpose-driven, women-owned business. We wish to make sharing food, gathering as a community a life-style choice, while keeping manufacturing in San Francisco, U.S.A., promoting sustainable products, and giving-back to the community organizations that support nutrition education. We began design and producing products in San Francisco, California in the Fall of 2015.