The Numbers is a partnership between long-time friends Kiz and Lou. Having taken a break from our careers in business and consultancy to raise our families, we had both come to a place where our priorities had shifted. With a shared love of design, a tribe of growing kids, and a concern about our throw-away culture, we wanted to create something positive, affirming and sustainable.

We wanted to capture that pride kids have each time they have a birthday, beamingly showing off the badge on their chest on their special day. We noticed our children held on to that feeling all year, never missing a chance to hold up those three or four fingers to a friendly stranger to show how big they’d got already.

We hunted high and low for an eco-screen printer - setting off across the UK with a baby in a sling and one eye on the clock for school pick-up - and eventually found a small workshop to hand-print some samples of organic number sweatshirts for children. Our friends loved them. Wanted to buy them. And we soon realised, wanted them for themselves and their friends, too.

Hitting those big numbers as an adult should still be a matter of pride. Whether you are turning 30, 40, 50 (60, 70 or 80!) we want you to OWN IT. Our amazingly soft, beautifully cut, organic and Fair Wear sweatshirts for men and women are eco-printed with our signature numbers. They make the perfect birthday gift to celebrate an awesome friend or your own personal milestone - stylish enough to make a statement, comfy enough to live in every day (we never take ours off!).

We want to make clothes that feel and look great, that are the opposite of disposable fashion. Our shirts are good enough to hand down, but so loved, you might not want to.

We are The Numbers.

Kiz and Lou xx

Photo credit: Gabrielle McMillan Photography -

Delivery & returns



We are a small business and dispatch all orders in-house. We post twice a week, on a Tuesday and a Thursday – delivery will be 3-5 days after the day you place your order. If you need your order in a hurry, please email us at and we’ll see what we can do!

Single items and lighter-weight orders are posted by Royal Mail. Orders containing multiple items will be sent by courier service. Postage is calculated when you check out your order. 

We can offer next-day and worldwide shipping – please contact us at for a quote. 



We hope that you will love your order and never want to part with it. However, if you need to exchange or return your item you can do so within 28 days.

All items to be returned or exchanged must be unworn, and in perfect saleable condition. You’ll find our return form and address on the invoice inside your package. Please use the original packaging to return your order if possible (we’ll make sure we reuse it if we can, or recycle it if we can’t). 

If you need an exchange, email us at so we can make sure we get the right product to you as soon as we receive your return. 

In the very unlikely event that you receive a faulty item, please email us at so we can arrange a replacement.