mosquito nets for africa… and beyond
In 1994 a small home industry business was started on a farm a few kilometres outside Stanford in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Kiwinet was founded by Sharon, a New Zealander, who followed Mark, a South African farmer back home. When she couldn’t find good quality mosquito nets for their children, she decided to make her own. This is where it all started . . . as her family and friends loved her nets and began ordering them. In 1998, the Kiwi and her family moved away and sold the business to Robyn Lavender, a Stanford resident.
From these humble beginnings the business has grown to become a highly renowned manufacturer and exporter of top quality mosquito nets.
From cutting fabric on the floor of a small wendy house on a farm, employing a part time seamstress with one sewing machine, the workshop has now grown to a staff of 25. This includes, cutters, seamstresses, tailors, carpenters, designers, quality controllers all backed up by a strong administrative team.
In 2005, having outgrown the farm house, Kiwinet moved to a house in Stanford. With the continued growth and after several moves, Kiwinet was fortunate to find the perfect location to build their own workshop at 34 Daneel Street in Stanford.
With her hands-on, professional and personal service, Robyn has grown the Kiwinet brand to become a household name within the Interior design and Décor industry. The unique and original designs produced by highly experienced staff allow Kiwinet to customise nets to any size and design.
With elegant, quality nets installed in all parts of the country from private homes to luxury lodges throughout Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Caribbean and across Europe.
Kiwinet is a truly proud “Made in South Africa” success story.