Hi, I’m Alana

I’m a Hawke’s Bay mum of two.

When I was constantly changing my wee boy’s dirty clothes, and dealing with the never-ending pile of washing that went along with that, I got thinking… there must be better way.

So I got to work and made him a pair of protective coveralls. The delight of being able to pull off the grubby, muddy overalls to find clean, fresh clothing underneath was the best thing! The positive feedback from other parents spurred me on to turn my idea into a business and Mud Mates was born.

Mud Mates give me more time to enjoy my littlies (instead of worrying that they’ll ruin their clothes). I love that our products help other mums by reducing their washing pile and saving them time and money!

mud mates about us


Mud Mates kids wet weather gear and more! Girl wearing Mud Mates waterproof overalls, holding a personalised Swim Bag

Our Products

The Mud Mates range has expanded now and I’m extremely proud that each piece is individually handcrafted to the highest quality in Napier, New Zealand.

Our waterproof Coveralls, Overpants, Fleece Lined Pants, Craft Aprons, Long Sleeve Bibs and Shoe Covers make messy play and outdoor adventures a pleasure to deal with. All garments are lightweight, yet durable, easy to get on and off and comfortable for children to wear without restricting their movement.

Our Fitted Tablecloths are designed to protect table tops and save valuable time by making clean up easier and quicker – ideal for at home and early childhood centres.

Our NZ-made personalisable Swim Bags and Wet Bags ensure a splash of individuality, while our mud kitchens, magic potions and playdough powder make messy play a delight.

We also have a selection of essential accessories for kids, including swimming goggles and swim caps for pool fun, along with durable sunglasses and reversible sun hats to keep your little ones protected and stylish under the sun.

Why Choose Us?

At Mud Mates, we’re all about making life easier for parents, with products designed to save washing, time and money while keeping the fun in outdoor and messy activities.

Our wet weather gear and protective over-garments are great for wearing to day care, playcentre, in the sandpit, on the farm, at the playground, watching sports, painting and any other messy or outdoor adventure that children love. So throw them over any outfit and relax while your child makes a mess, because Mud Mates are the only thing you’ll have to wash!

We sell to and are highly recommended by parents, caregivers and childcare centres throughout New Zealand and overseas. Check out what our happy customers have to say here.

Find out more about our practical and creative products for hassle-free messy play and outdoor adventures here.

Why Choose Us? Young boy smiling, running through puddles wearing Mud Mates NZ-made kids waterproof overalls