Our Story

In Mandarin, "lǎolao" is an affectionate term for maternal grandmothers.

Our journey started with a collection of top-notch family matching knits, crafted with love by my two kids' lǎolao. Through enduring several harsh NYC winters, I realized just how much our family adored the unmatched comfort and rare quality of handmade knitwear. The incredibly soft yarns, the distinctive relaxation and stretchiness, and the timeless designs resonated with both kids and grown-ups alike. But what truly warmed my heart were the radiant smiles on my kids' faces when they saw me donning the same knits as them – those priceless moments are forever etched in my memory.

With our family-centered design philosophy, we created LǍOLAO STUDIOS to introduce our unique take on elevated everyday essentials that stand the test of time, crafted with the utmost quality materials and craftsmanship.

Our close-knit grandmother circle

Separated from her first newborn grandchild by the isolated state of the world in 2020, my mom used her lifelong love of knitting to bind the family together. Her pieces were woven with the shared history of the other grandmothers in her knitting circle, as they taught each other new techniques, bonding over this meticulous craft and the joy it brought to their loved ones.

Our pieces share this joy; carry the warmth and tenderness far and wide, and support the artisans in our ancestral city. With every stitch, we communicate the essence of family bonds, weaving together feelings of love to ensure these heirlooms are forever cherished and, eventually, passed on.

Our Craft

Soft from Start to Finish

We use the finest 100% premium Inner Mongolian cashmere because we believe your LǍOLAO STUDIOS pieces should feel like a luxurious hug, inside and out.

Made to Be Treasured

Our pieces are knit or finished by granny artisans for enduring quality that withstands the test of time—and a healthy dose of handmade love.

For Every Generation

We embrace neutral palettes and timeless patterns everyone (including little ones!) can enjoy, ensuring each piece has a long, full life beyond the trend cycle.

Our Values

Love and Warmth

Infusing each hand-knitted piece with love and warmth, creating a sense of comfort and belonging for families.

Timeless Neutrals: Wardrobe Staples for Every Generation

Embracing neutrals, timeless designs, and impeccable craftsmanship, our collection presents effortless staples in your wardorbe, from adults to little ones. These heirloom treasures are here to stay, for generations to come.

Empowerment, Not Just Fashion

Each ensemble is a canvas for your unique story, reminding you that cherished moments are shared in harmony