Women artisans in Ethiopia creating beautiful textiles for Shoo for Good under sustainable and ethical conditions. They are members of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

Women's Equality Day

Today marks the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States. August 26th, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S. and reminds us...
August 26, 2020 — Emily Junkins
We are spending time at home, in the garden, during the pandemic. Shoo for Good shawls keep the mosquitoes away, making time in the garden bug-free.

A Common Bond

Part of the reason I started Shoo for Good (other than wanting to give back and help people enjoy time outdoors) was for the adventure I thought it would offer. My youngest...
August 17, 2020 — Christy Hobart
Aida wears a Shoo for Good scarf, enhanced with Insect Shield, that repels mosquitoes and other insects, Every wrap gives back to the fight against malaria, working with our partner, Nothing But Nets..

Scarves + Bed Nets = Enduring Traditions and Good Health

Thank you to Aida, at Nothing But Nets, for the sharing the following post: As a person with roots in Ethiopia and Eritrea, I admittedly have way too many scarves from my...
August 11, 2020 — Christy Hobart
When Life Gives you Lemons...Share!

When Life Gives you Lemons...Share!

Our Eureka lemon tree is going wild with the most fragrant, juicy lemons. I offered a few to a friend around the corner a while back and she just sent...
June 23, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A red house on a beautiful lake looks inviting to humans--and mosquitoes. Bring an insect-repellent Shoo for Good wrap with you on vacation.

The Vacation that Wasn't

This summer was meant to be spent at a lake house in New Hampshire. My daughter and her friends, all new high school grads, had created a chill playlist; my...
June 21, 2020 — Christy Hobart
Tomato-mozzarella salad in the garden is the best. Wear your insect-repellent Shoo for Good shawl so mosquitoes don't ruin it!

Lunch in the Garden

Food tastes better when eaten outside, period. Especially in summer when the sun is warm and the birds are out. On the patio, under a pergola, or out on blanket on...
June 21, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A blue, pink, and purple sunset seen through wild foliage. It's a magic moment in the garden. But it's when mosquitoes come out. Protect yourself with a mosquito-repellent Shoo for Good scarf or wrap.


The glorious sun, behind the western hills, Slowly, in gorgeous majesty, retires, Flooding the founts and forests, fields and rills, With the reflection of his golden fires. How beauteous all, how calm, how still!
June 16, 2020 — Christy Hobart
Kumquats growing on a shrub in a garden. Use them to make drinks and enjoy that drink while wearing a mosquito-repellent Shoo for Good wrap! Don't let bugs spoil the moment.

Kumquats and Cocktails

The kumquats have been spectacular this year! Not only are they cheerful, little orange balls set in leafy green trees, they’re tasty—and the world’s best, natural breath-fresheners. Our two potted trees...
June 14, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A woman carries goods across a field in Africa. Shoo for Good's partner, Nothing But Nets, helps fund protection for families at risk of malaria.

Fighting Malaria in a Pandemic

As the world continues to fight back against COVID-19, we can not take our foot off the gas pedal in finding an end to malaria for good. Such incredible progress in this fight is due to U.S. leadership through programs like the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund. Together, these programs go far beyond protecting the world’s most vulnerable from malaria, and with continued U.S. leadership, millions of lives can be saved from COVID-19 and malaria for years to come.

June 10, 2020 — Christy Hobart
Mosquitoes can breed in small, unexpected places, like this garden ornament. If you can't get rid of mosquitoes, wear a mosquito-repellent Shoo for Good shawl. Enjoy your time outside, bug-free.

Tips for a Mosquito-Free Garden

Your Shoo for Good wrap will keep you protected from mosquitoes but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to make our outdoor spaces inhospitable to pests. They can bite your dog, after all,...
June 07, 2020 — Christy Hobart
We may not be traveling but we can get away outside with a good book. Here, a book on a garden table.

Getting Away when we Can't Travel

We may dream of hopping on a plane to Rome, swimming in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, or boarding a ship and cruising to Alaska, but chances are we’ll be sticking closer to home this summer.

That doesn’t mean we can’t escape.

Find a comfortable, shady spot in your backyard garden; under a tree or on a bench in a quiet park; or under an umbrella on a secluded stretch of beach. Drape your Shoo for Good wrap over your shoulders, grab a great book, and head outside.

May 31, 2020 — Christy Hobart
A healthcare worker stand at the entrance to a health center in the DRC. Shoo for Good's partner, Nothing But Nets, helps fund efforts here to fight malaria.

Malaria and COVID-19

Infectious diseases like malaria don’t disappear when there is a pandemic. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria don’t follow social distancing guidelines. The rainy season still comes, and the number of mosquitoes still increases. Those unlucky enough to be infected, still risk death.
May 27, 2020 — Christy Hobart