Welcome to Mimi & Thomas® cashmere!

We're a Leicestershire-based cashmere women and baby knitwear brand, with a focus on premium quality fabric and effortless style. We're about long-lasting, most luxurious fabrics that are ethically sourced and expertly hand dyed and woven in our artisan family-run factory in Nepal and meticulously crafted into pieces that you'll love forever. 

We are passionate about curating a timeless and stylish cashmere wardrobe for you. A wardrobe that is chic, versatile and above all, comfortable for you and your precious little ones. We are well known for our multi-ways pure cashmere button ponchos and travel wraps, they fit perfectly with your everyday work and casual attire, from special occasions to travelling and as wonderful gifts. Our latest addition is a range of cashmere baby collections from everyday baby blankets to their first wardrobe essentials that can be personalised with our monogram service.

Welcome to Mimi & Thomas® - I hope you'll welcome us into your wardrobe.

Janet Carlisle

Founder of Mimi & Thomas®


About Janet Carlisle

Born in Hong Kong, Janet obtained her accounting and marketing degree in De Montfort University in Leicester, England, and she has been working for corporates as an assistant buyer, Asian purchasing manager and inventory manager. Janet aspires to follow her passion on fashion accessories and dreams of creating her own fashion accessories brand. She enriched her fashion background with fashion training locally in Leicester and at Central St. Martins London. When her first son was born, she started Mimi & Thomas cashmere, inspired by the two names she is very fond of.

Fashion goes round and round again, but style never fades. This is one adage that almost perfectly describes the feelings of Mimi & Thomas founder, Janet Carlisle. Good fashion, she feels, ought to lift your mood every time you wear it, and it shoulder empower you. Wearing pure cashmere is a special experience; it's lightweight, utterly soft and non-scratchy. Once you put it on, your know you are putting on a premium quality piece of knitwear. Buy less, wear forever!

When Janet is designing, she pictures modern people from busy mums to business professionals, juggling multiple roles and daily tasks, who needs to indulge themselves every now and then- something that fast, high-street fashion simply can't do. With this in mind, she designs her cashmere knitwear to be classic, versatile gems that will last season after season and become the go-to pieces.

She loved the craftsmanship and the passion of the artisans she found in Nepal and the beautiful long cashmere fibre their Chyangra goats has to offer, so she wanted to share this finest of cashmere with her customers.