Lonzi&Bean was born in May 2015 after best friends for 20 years - Ilona (Lonzi) & Claire (Bean) - discovered it was near impossible to find maternity wear in South Africa that was flattering, comfortable, practical and lasted more than a few months. So they decided to create a range that they wished they could find when pregnant and nursing their babies. (Especially since Woolworths stopped doing maternity wear!)
With Ilona (a former advertising art director) in London handling the marketing, branding, advertising and design, and Claire (a former project manager and exhibition organiser) in Jhb overseeing manufacture and sales, and Lyndall running the day-to-day bits, they make a formidable team - with some of the most crucial business decisions being made over Whatsapp at 3am.
Why choose L&B for your maternity wardrobe?
Most garments are designed for pregnancy, for breastfeeding and for as long as you wish - meaning better value for money. We hope you'll love them too.