About Mozzie Style
We are driven to reduce vector-borne illnesses worldwide by providing stylish and comfortable insect-blocking gear for everyday outdoor activities. Over 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne illness and around 1 million people die every year. Vector-borne diseases also account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually [WHO 04-2020]. This is a big issue and we hope Mozzie gear will be a part of the solution!
Mozzie Style began when the Zika virus emerged we were looking for mosquito net gear that was stylish enough to wear on vacation. But, when we couldn't find any options at all for women (let alone attractive options), we decided to roll up our sleeves and make our own! Our goal: to design products that are effective AND stylish.
The first and maybe biggest challenge was finding the right material. It had to be durable, snag resistant and hardy enough to withstand daily use/washing. It also had to be breathable so it could be worn in hot and humid climates. It took a long time, but it was worth it! Mozzie Style's fabric was tested in 2021 by an insect scientist at Oklahoma State University and was found to significantly reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites. It was also found to be just as effective as a long sleeve shirt, but far more breathable.
How It's Different
Most mosquito net options on the market are made for specifically for outdoorsmen for hunting and fishing. These products are made with a plastic-like mesh that is available in olive green or camo to help you blend into the deep woods. Other options are more stylish, but are made with heavy/warm fabrics and are treated with insecticides.
Mozzie Style 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.
Mozzie Gear is made with an ultra fine mesh which naturally blocks a variety of insects including biting gnats/midges/noseeums, mosquitoes, sand flies, black flies, ticks and more.
Insecticide-Free & Environmentally Responsible
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.
Why Buy From Us?
When it rains, you have a raincoat or an umbrella to keep you dry.
When it snows, you wear a winter coat and other warm weather gear.
Mozzie gear is for insect-swarming, hot and humid days.
We are dedicated to bringing you stylish and comfortable products that you are bound to fall in love with! Got an idea or some feedback you'd like to share? More than half our product ideas came directly from customers like you! Contact Us.
We hope that you will join us in the fight against vector-borne diseases by changing the way people think about insect protection.
Our company name comes from the Australian slang word for mosquito: "Mozzie".