About Mozzie Style
How it all started
Mozzie Style began when the Zika virus emerged we were looking for mosquito net gear that was comfortable enough to wear on vacation. But, when we couldn't find any options at all for women (let alone halfway attractive options), we decided to roll up our sleeves and make our own! Our goal: to design products that are effective AND can be worn for a variety of everyday activites.
We hope Mozzie Style's gear will be another tool in the fight against vector-borne diseases.
Why mosquito net?
We are striving to help reduce vector-borne illnesses worldwide by providing comfortable insect-blocking gear for everyday outdoor activities. Over 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne illnesses alone and around 1 million people die every year. To solve a problem this big, there should be lots of options that can work together to tackle it.
We are intentional in our design process
We spend a lot of time in "a field of mosquitoes" trying out different prototypes, figuring out trouble areas, and learning which materials work best. We don't offer a lot of products because we spend a lot of time building each product to be the best it can be. But, when you buy from us you can be sure you are getting a quality product that is thoughtfully designed. Every Spring we come out with a new colors, designs and options.
Designed from scratch
We design our products from scratch. This gear isn't just ordered in from overseas with our name on it. We design the products, develop the patterns, and create the tech packs. In the first few years we even sewed all the products ourselves. Now we manufacture in bulk to give you the best price and value possible.
We have so many prototypes that we may have to open a museum one day. It took us several years to get the right material, the right cut, and the right design. We are still working on it! Got a suggestion for a new product or design? We'd LOVE to hear from you! Several of our product ideas came directly from our customers including the pants and the hat!
How It's Different
Mosquito net clothing and gear has been around for over 100 years. But, would want to wear on vacation or even to your kids baseball game? Probably not. It's made specifically for outdoorsmen for hunting and it comes in olive green or camo colors to help you blend into the deep woods.
Mozzie Style's gear is for made for everyday folks doing everyday outdoor activities. Our ultra lightweight and breathable gear can be worn/used for all kinds of outdoor activities like gardening, golfing, camping, outdoor concerts, beach/pool side, kayaking, and more. We try to balance style with practical use to create products you will be comfortable wearing.
We want to change HOW people think about insect protection
When it Rains
You get out your umbrella or your rain coat to protect you from getting wet.
When it Snows
You pull out your winter coat and gloves to help keep you warm and dry.
When it's Hot and Buggy
Consider this gear as a new option for keeping you bite free!
Insecticide-Free & Eco-Friendly
Experts originally recommended that we treat our products with Permethrin. This was pretty common in 2016 and it is considered safe for humans, so we thought that it certainly couldn't hurt in our fight against mosquitoes and ticks!
We donned our rubber gloves and respirator masks and started dipping that first batch of products and hanging them to dry on a clothesline in the backyard. We came out 20 minutes later to find several dead bees and a butterfly on the ground below the products. We weren't aware that Permethrin killed ALL insects on contact and that bees were especially susceptible! We decided then and there that we would work extra hard to create products that are insecticide-free and environmentally responsible.
All of our products are insecticide/pesticide free, most are made with recycled materials, and it's all washable/reusable.
Our company name comes from the Australian slang word for mosquito: "Mozzie".