frequently asked questions


Why Shoo for Good?

Shoo for Good was created to give you a simple, stylish solution to help you enjoy the outdoors without the distraction of biting bugs.

Shoo for Good's 100% cotton wraps, made in Ethiopia, create fair-wage jobs and help sustain the hand-spinning, dyeing, and weaving traditions there. Our pants and printed scarves are all hand-made in village workshops.

We are committed to the fight against malaria. With every wrap sold, we make a donation to our partner, United to Beat Malaria, the United Nations Foundation's campaign to save lives by distributing protective bed nets to families in need.

Can I wash my wrap?

Yes, you can wash by hand or in the machine with cold water. Best to line-dry, but you can machine-dry, too. Use a cool iron. Do not dry-clean.

What about the repellency? How long will it last?

Repellency lasts for 70 washings. 

Is it safe?

According to the EPA, the small amount of permethrin used to treat clothing is too low to pose risks to people including pregnant women and children. For more information, visit our Insect Shield page.

What's the difference between a wrap, a scarf, and a throw?

Wraps are larger than scarves and offer more coverage. Scarves aren't quite as wide (nice for petites) and are easy for men to wear. Throws are a bit heavier and are great for cool evenings. Plus, they can be tossed on the lawn or sand to deter ticks, ants, and other bugs from joining your picnic.

Will my ankles be protected?

Our new drawstring pants will keep ticks and mosquitoes off your ankles and legs. Your wrap will, too, if you wear it sarong-style around your waist or draped over your lap.

For added protection on uncovered areas, we recommend a natural spray, one made with oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), like Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent. (Other natural options contain lemon eucalyptus essential oil, which is different and less effective.)

I got a mosquito bite! What's up with that?

Some mosquitoes are determined. I'm really sorry. If you're in a particularly infested area, you might want to pair with additional methods of protection.

Is shipping free?

Yes. Standard shipping is free in the continental United States.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we do! Please pick the shipping option that works best for you. Please be aware, though, that you may encounter import fees including duties and taxes. 

The bugs are biting! Can my order be rushed?

Yes, but there will be a postal charge for that. When you check out select the shipping option that works best for you. 

What’s your exchange or return policy?

We want you to love your Shoo for Good wrap! We want it to improve your life! If, for some reason, you don’t love it, please return your wrap within 14 days and we will refund the sale. All returns must be in new condition, with hang tags attached.  

My question isn't listed?

For questions about your order, a general enquiry, or anything in-between — contact us via our Contact page.

What about ticks?

All our products repel ticks, too! (And midges and chiggers and biting flies.)

If ticks are a problem in your area, we recommend pairing your scarf with our Drawstring Pant.