Our Story

close up image of the Brolly Sheets doing jazz hands
Brolly Sheets team doing jazz hands
Diane, Glenn, Lewis and Mia in front of the old tree house in the plum tree

Welcome to Brolly Sheets: Where Every Product is Crafted with Heart for Families Worldwide

From its humble beginnings as a small home business, Brolly
Sheets has blossomed into a beacon of family-focused innovation that resonates with parents worldwide. Rooted in a simple yet poignant experience, Kiwi Mum Diane's epiphany while tending to her daughter Mia's wet bed sparked the creation of our flagship product – the very first Brolly Sheet. This heartwarming inception embodies our commitment to making parenthood easier and more joyful.

Our journey didn't stop there; it flourished into Independently You. The inspiration for this venture sprung from heartfelt conversations with parents and caregivers who yearned for functional, beautiful, and affordable products for children and adults with disabilities. Determined to bridge this gap, we diligently designed a waterproof flat sheet, blending the softness of cotton jersey with ultimate functionality. Guided by the wisdom of a mother striving to ease her son's laundry load, we persisted until we perfected a solution that whispered comfort and serenity.

In 2014, our family embraced Snazzi Pants, a cherished
reusable brand, expanding our realm to encompass toilet training and reusable nappies. Today, with over 17 years of love and labour invested, we stand as a family-friendly entity rooted in a shared passion for nurturing families across the globe.

Every Brolly Sheets creation embodies the love, care, and understanding that define our journey. Our evolution from a mere concept to an international presence mirrors the growth and transformations within every family. With each product we craft, we extend an embrace to parents across the globe, sharing in the joys and challenges of parenthood, because at Brolly Sheets, family is at the heart of everything we do.

Meet the team
Diane standing in front of table with pink gingham table cloth.  on the table are several brolly sheets a and a scale model bed with scale model pink brolly sheets.  the sign says take the hassle out of bed wetting.

2005 - 2006

November 2005
Daughter Mia was sleeping in a bottom bunk. Every time Diane changed her wet bed - BANG went her head on the top bunk. There had to be a better way… our first product and brand, Brolly Sheets, was born!

June 2006
Diane builds a simple website and makes our first logo using our signature icon.. the Brolly (umbrella). She starts going to local markets to sell Brolly Sheets to consumers.

Colour picture of young Mia packing orders in the spare room.  In the background are cubes full of Brolly Sheets waiting to be ordered

2008 - 2009

September 2008
The first big shipment of stock arrives. The home garage is converted to a warehouse and shipping containers on the front lawn impress the neighbours.

October 2008
Husband & wife duo Diane and Glenn, along with the 2 kids help with packing orders and feature in our first professional photoshoot- it really is a family business!

November 2008
We launch in the UK at our stand at the London Baby Show.

June 2009
We’re moving out… of the family home and into an office! Lewis and Glenn build the shelves themselves

September 2009
We start being recognised in the industry and win X awards

BLue and Green day training pants on folded blue brolly sheet

2012 - 2015

March 2012
Next stop.. the USA! Our first US orders start to reach consumers in America

June 2012
Consumer feedback tells us our products are perfect for people with disabilities and seniors. Our product range grows to cover these needs and consumer groups

We buy local business, Snazzipants. We love the name, we love cloth nappies and we love the environment

We grow our day-time Kids toilet training range from just car seat protectors to training pants, Woxers and more!

Brolly Sheets warehouse showing the small shelf racking on "D Street"

2016 - Present

March 2016
We take our fitted waterproof protectors on the road and get signed up to many bed stores. When you buy a new mattress, it is the ideal time to get a waterproof, comfy protector to protect your investment. 

October 2017
We launch Billy Beds, a range of waterproof dog beds and pet products. Named after Diane & Glenn’s family dog, Billy. Our core range of dog beds have a waterproof lining to stop that manky dog smell getting into the cushion!

December 2017
We launch our designer range of our core Brolly Sheets & Bed Pad products, to make Kids feel connected to the different patterns. Dinosaurs & Unicorns are now some of our best sellers!

Present Day
The Kids and Brolly Sheets are now over 17 years older, and we’ve helped over ONE MILLION consumers!

Meet the team

Black and white head and shoulders portrait of Diane in front of a brick wall.


“The Big Boss”

Founder & Director of Brolly Sheets, Diane has been here from the start of the journey and now leads the team, selling Brolly Sheet’s products internationally

HEad and shoulders portrait of Glenn wearing a pohutukawa shirt


“The Problem Solver”

Glenn is the ultimate problem solver, he keeps Brolly Sheets running smoothly in all areas, as well as leading Independently You

Black and white portrait of Lisa standing in front of a brick wall


“The Number Cruncher”

The longest standing employee, Lisa has been with Brolly Sheets for over 12 years. She is great at making sure we don’t run out of money and counts every last penny when it comes to month end!

Black and white head and shoulders portrait of Michelle


“The Customer Service Star”

Michelle started as a temp for Brolly Sheets, but we loved her so much we asked her to stay! She is still our fantastic Customer Service star and knows all the FAQ, off by heart

Black and white torso shot of Danny


“The Warehouse Chief”

We would be lost without our fantastic Warehouse Manager. A forklift driving expert, he makes sure all orders end up with the right customers

Black and White torso portrait of Atilla


“The Warehouse Ninja”

Attila is the most efficient packer you’ve ever seen, working endlessly to get your orders out in the fastest time. He loves to jam in the Warehouse to The Sound FM.

Black and White head and shoulders portrait of Luz, wearing white  blouse and black multistring necklace


“The Wholesale Pro”

Our wonderful Wholesale Manager, Luz, is responsible for making Brolly Sheets available in as many places as possible, to ensure you can find the Brolly Sheets brand, in the places that you shop!

Black and White torso portrait of Alison


“The All Rounder”

Alison is an all-round legend! She supports Lisa on Accounts and & Luz on Wholesale and always has a smile on her dial

Black and white torso shot of Pip wearing white v neck tee shirt


“The Brand Guru”

Pip leads the marketing team and ensures the Brolly Sheets brand you know so well, is resonating with you, our consumers

Black and white standing portrait of Callum


“The E-Commerce Whiz”

Callum is our data driven whiz in the marketing team, and our go-to for everything E-Commerce and website related! He makes sure you have a great buying experience when you buy from us online.. and he keeps tabs on when you give us a 5-Star rating!

Black and white standing portrait of Gina


“The Creative Brain”

Gina is the creative behind the marketing team, turning all brand communication into a piece of artwork. She’s also who you interact with on our social media channels. Say hi to her next time you comment on a post!