myz started as an idea while searching for hats for Gemma’s own children. She wanted quality hats that only used natural fibres, looked great, were unisex and functional. Having not been able to find what she wanted, she took over her kitchen table in Richmond, Melbourne and set about creating myz hats.
Gemma’s background as a patternmaker gave her a fighting chance of creating something to be proud of – but she admits today that the work she has put into her hats is much more than originally anticipated!
Absolutely hating waste in all its forms, it was important to Gemma to design her hats in expectation that they will be passed onto siblings or friends. And so you will see no compromise on quality, with each aspect of the design and materials carefully thought through. Gender neutral colours are also a key design principle for Gemma, as is sustainability. The hats are made of cotton and/or linen which are breathable, stylish and will keep heads cool in Australian hot summers.
Sun protection is provided to the ears and face and the hats are fully adjustable with studs at the back. The neck strap keeps the hat on your child's head without being restrictive or tight - no more losing hats in the park!