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Hello!

We’re so glad you’ve found our family business! We’re Andrea, Tony and Jack Little – the distributors of Banz sun and sound safety gear for babies and kids in New Zealand!

 

Andrea and Tony, with Jack in the Waitomo Caves (yes, we had to go underground to get a family photo!).

Andrea and Tony, with Jack in the Waitomo Caves (yes, we had to go underground to get a family photo!).

 

In 2005 our son Jack was born. We knew his baby eyes needed protection, but the only sunglasses we could find in New Zealand were just a scaled-down version of adult sunglasses – and Jack was just five months old. It just wasn’t gonna happen!

Then, on a trip to Sydney, we discovered Banz sunglasses for sale. Perfect! They protected his eyes, looked cute and best of all, stayed on!

So, a new business was born. Andrea, previously a magazine sub-editor/writer, decided to bring Banz sunglasses into New Zealand. The idea was so successful that we expanded our range to include sunglasses for older children (Retro Banz and JBanz); broad-brimmed, adjustable-to-fit sunhats; many, many swimwear pieces and the ‘next big thing’ in children’s safety gear, the Banz Mini Muffs earmuffs for the under 2s and Protective Earmuffs for 2-10+ years.

Based in the beautiful east & bays area of Auckland, Banz has now been part of our family for over 10 years. Will you make it part of yours, too?

Protect with love… and Banz!