Meet Banzee and Bubzee, our friendly mascots
Like every loving Mom, Banzee dotes on lil’ Bubzee. She has been using her bare hands and body to shield Bubzee from the forest’s blazing sun, intense noise and burning heat. Until she found BANZ®.
As Bubzee kept growing, BANZ® sunglasses, ear muffs and sun hats have expanded to provide the same loving care and lasting protection! “Isn’t that smart?”, says Banzee. “Yep, also very comfy”, chimes in Bubzee.
Bubzee is often scared by lightning, rain and thunder on stormy nights. But loves them because it’s fun to wear all BANZ® gear at once. When Banzee screams: "No sunglasses at night! No sun hats in the rain!”, Bubzee just giggles mischievously.
It was Banzee who taught Bubzee to “See no evil”, “Hear no evil” and “Speak no evil”. Now, BANZ® has shown Bubzee to “See no glare” , “Hear no blare” and “Feel no Flare” .
Meet Bevan and Chris, the men behind BANZ®
For Bevan Beames, it all started one summer afternoon in January 2001 on the ride back from hospital with his new born and a young mum trying to ward off the blazing Australian sun.
As a veteran sunnies buff since his teens, Bevan began the quest for a cute pair of sunglasses for Junior but met with frustration. Some barely fit while their pointed ends made them unsafe. Others were downright dangerous with filters that dilated the pupils, allowing more, not less, radiation.
Bevan set to work, designed his own version and produced a prototype. With Banks refusing a lifeline, and less than a 50-50 chance of succeeding, he decided to call a friend, his Navy mate, Chris Albonico. Baby Banz was born.
Today, BANZ® sunglasses, ear muffs and sun hats guard infants, toddlers and kids from the environment in Australia, New Zealand, North America, UK & Europe, Africa and Asia.