Mushama+Me‘Mushama’ means raincoat in Albanian, a word picked up on founder Sharn Blackwell’s travels around Eurpoe. Blackwell bought fabric for her first raincoat in Albania, knowing she was about to move to the wet urban city of Amsterdam. When away from home, Blackwell learnt that as the rain falls, so can spirits but a colourful raincoat brings life and character back to dull days.

Blackwell studied fashion design at Otago Polytech and worked for a range of fashion labels including Carla Zampatti. As a part-time venture Mushama & Me raincoats are clean and simple with innovative textiles creating a colourful difference. Fabrics are rescued from local second hand shops and range from sheets, duvets, curtains and more. A technical waterproofing process leaves the fabric 100% windproof and waterproof to create both unique and eco-conscious rainwear.

The range includes five different womens raincoat styles, as well as kids, bibs and bike seat covers. Mushama & Me’s next venture is mens raincoats. For more information, email