Our Story

First a small home business, now a global company!

Brolly Sheets is designed by a family, for families! The insight behind the brand came from Kiwi Mum, Diane, when her 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 an easier way... that’s where our first product and brand, Brolly Sheets, was born! 

We’re now over 15 years old, still very much a family business but operating now on a global scale, supporting families across NZ, Australia, the UK, and the USA

Check out our story below

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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.

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

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!

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 15 years older, and we’ve helped over 930,000 consumers!

Meet the team


“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


“The Problem Solver”

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


“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!


“The Brand Guru”

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


“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!


“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!


“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


“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


“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.


“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!


“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