The ‘Earth’ Without ‘Art’ Is Just ‘Eh.’
♡ The Face Behind it All ♡
Who are we?
Milkteanco is a Canadian small business established in October 2020 by our founder Ilona, who is also the artist, designer, photographer, and holds basically every other position at Milkteanco! Sometimes her boyfriend gets volun-told to prepare packaging supplies. 🤭
We sell handmade stickers, greeting cards, and coffee stencils!
At Milkteanco, we wake up to work everyday because we want to bring Milkie and some joy into your lives. A tiny, portable piece of inexpensive art was the perfect medium to spread Ilona’s passion for art.
If we may indulge you in a personal story, we would love for you to stay for a bit! But if you have to go, we understand ♡
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up.”
Ilona drew everyday growing up as a child, and her dream was to become an artist. As cliché as it sounds, I am not joking. She received and collected birthday cards as a child which had a "what would you like to be when you grow up" question, and she put down "artist" every single year without questioning it or having any sorts of realistic execution of that plan. Ha! How naïve.
Don't we all have that childhood dream of wanting to become something when we grow up? Whether it be a professor, artist, musician, or baker.. Sooner or later, we are hit with the cold reality of “adulting” as we age, and the colour of our dreams fade.
During the pandemic, Ilona rediscovered her passion for art with the extra time on her hands. She has always drawn as a therapeutic escape of relieving stress, so why not bring that joy into someone else’s life while the world was falling apart?
Jules, aka Milkie--who is now our shop mascot and celebrity--was very quickly crowned the model of our milkteanco character (she was running unopposed).
At Milkteanco, we want to bring to you the best quality products. When we say handmade with love, we mean it ♡. Ilona spends majority of the time triple checking the quality of your order and writing a personalized thank you card for every single customer. The beauty of running a small business is that she gets to touch so many lives, and connect with all of you. Being able to simply bring a smile to your face means the world to her.
If you are still here, thank you for sticking around and listening to our story!
Once again, we would like to welcome you to Milkteanco, where every order is handmade to order with love and care! ♡