Our Story

The name ‘Maya’ stems from Sanskrit (माया) and means ‘to create’ in the sense of making the world, implying extraordinary power and wisdom, often with a clear connection to the natural world.

For some time, I was looking to start a business reselling sustainable products made in India, my country of heritage. After the birth of my daughter (as you can guess, she’s named Maya), I realised the focus for my business was right in front of me. I had no good way of giving her nappy-free time without worrying about keeping her comfy and my place dry and clean. Rather than using towels (those leak) or disposable underlays (wasteful), I figured a good product feels just as comfortable, remains leakproof, and can be reused after washing. This led to our first product brought to market, the dry sheet.


Chiswick New South Wales, Australia