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 July 2022
Bugs Be Gone 

Whether you are spending time outdoors in your own backyard or venturing out on an African safari, when the bugs are biting, it’s good to have some extra protection. Enter insect-repellent clothing, designed to ward off ticks, mosquitoes and more....

Shoo for Good founder Christy Hobart loves a good garden party but did not enjoy the onslaught of insects that came along with it....

 July, 2022
10 Ways to Stylishly Protect Yourself 
Shoo for Good: Founded by Christy Hobart during long, mosquito-laden lockdown nights in summer 2020, Shoo for Good provides multipurpose defense against critters and the elements thanks to wraps that incorporate insect-repellent technology. The mission-driven business provides micro-enterprise opportunities for Ethiopian weavers, and a portion of sales supports Nothing but Nets, a United Nations initiative that distributes mosquito nets to populations vulnerable to disease-carrying insects.                   


 May 21, 2021
Buzzing with service... Christy Hobart
After noticing the increase in mosquitos in her backyard, Hobart was inspired to start Shoo For Good offering a line of chic, casual insect-repelling wraps. A portion of the proceeds goes to Nothing But Nets - a non-profit fighting the spread of malaria. 


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 April 29, 2021
Good Company: How Shoo For Good's Bug-Repellent Scarves and Wraps Help People Affected by Malaria
Shoo For Good founder and CEO Christy Hobart never used to have mosquitoes on the mind: She didn’t find them to be a problem in Los Angeles until about five or six years ago. 

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 March 30, 2021
The O List: A few perfect-for-spring things we think are just great!
Hosting a socially distanced picnic? Fun! Swatting away mosquitoes the whole time? Infuriating. These cotton wraps, scarves, and throws are all made with a repellent that's bound to the textiles' fibers and maintains potency for up to 70 washes. Best of all, investing in one means supporting Nothing But Nets, a worldwide malaria awareness campaign. 

 July 9, 2020
I always, always have a shawl with me, especially in the summertime. I am also somebody who gets bitten by mosquitoes all the time. The invention of this shawl that can repel mosquitoes is just unbelievable to me. It really, really repels. It’s the finest invention. I have one in every color. I’m obsessed. It’s handwoven in Ethiopia, and it feels really nice on. It also doesn’t have any kind of smell — unlike bug spray or even other pashminas, this is odorless. And for every one purchased, the company donates mosquito nets and malaria treatments to communities that need them across the world. It’s really amazing.

July 9, 2020

If mosquitoes are ruining your evenings outside and you're not into using chemical-laden lotions or sprays, there's a new solution. Shoo for Good wraps and scarves are sheer, lightweight, and have insect-repelling technology woven right into the fabric. These remarkable products also give back! So protect yourself, do some good, and learn more about Shoo for Good wraps and scarves. 

July 10, 2020
How to Prevent (and Treat) Mosquito Bites, According to Experts
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones swears by this cotton shawl from Shoo for Good that’s handwoven in Ethiopia and is “enhanced with odorless, invisible, EPA-registered Insect Shield protection,” according to the product description. (Insect Shield also makes its own permethrin spray and a line of permethrin-treated clothing.) “I am somebody who gets bitten by mosquitoes all the time,” says Zeta-Jones. “It really, really repels. It also doesn’t have any kind of smell — unlike bug spray or even other pashminas, this is odorless.” Like other permethrin-impregnated clothing, this one can be washed up to 70 times before it loses its efficacy.

July 12, 2020
9 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Sport Shorts to Mosquito-Repellent Shawls
This week, we asked Catherine Zeta-Jones what she can’t live without, and she mentioned something we’d never heard of before: a mosquito-repellant shawl. “I always, always have a shawl with me, especially in the summertime,” she says, and as someone who gets bitten by mosquitoes often, “the invention of this shawl that can repel mosquitoes is just unbelievable to me.” She calls it “the finest invention,” and says it “really, really repels” even though it’s odorless. Plus, she notes, it’s handwoven in Ethiopia, and “for every one purchased, the company donates mosquito nets and malaria treatments to communities that need them across the world. It’s really amazing.”

August 6, 2020
5 Wearable Mosquito Repelling Products That Keep Pesky Biting Bugs at Bay
New from Shoo for Good, each of their hand-woven wraps and scarves is made with odorless insect repellent. You could easily pair one of these stylish wraps or scarves with any summer outfit to go for a stroll or sip wine on the patio. Plus, with each purchase, Shoo for Good donates to Nothing But Nets, a worldwide campaign to fight malaria.

August 8, 2020
7 Unexpected Mosquito Repellent Ideas to Try This Summer

Discovering these mosquito-repelling wraps from Shoo For Good was nothing short of a gamer-changer. These breezy cotton wraps and scarves are enhanced with invisible, EPA-registered Insect Shield® technology that repels bugs without smells, sprays, or citronella. The effect comes from something called Permethrin, an active ingredient that's even safe for children and anyone pregnant or nursing and lasts about 70 washes. The resulting wraps are fashionable (word on the street is that Catherine Zeta-Jones is a fan), fair-trade woven in Ethiopia, and and even give back to malaria-fighting nonprofit Nothing But Nets. Consider us sold.

August 12, 2020
Now’s your chance to own Catherine Zeta-Jones’ mosquito-repellent shawl

Mosquitoes killing your buzz this summer? Catherine Zeta-Jones has a stylish solution.

As part of a series of celebrity charity auctionslaunched by eBay and New York Magazine’s The Strategist, the Oscar winner is offering up one of her favorite things: a Shoo for Good bug-repellent shawl she apparently buys in bulk.

“This shawl repels mosquitoes. It really, really repels them. It’s very practical, and I feel it kind of goes with everything, which is another reason I like it,” Zeta-Jones, 50, told The Strategist.

“I have the shawls in lots of colors, but the cream one I’m donating was my first — the one my book curator gave me. Anyone can wear it; you can put it around your neck, or you can drape it around your shoulders. Michael [Douglas], my husband, even has one in navy blue.”

While Shoo for Good’s shawls — which are “enhanced with odorless, invisible, EPA-registered Insect Shield protection,” per the company’s website — typically start at $140, bidding on Zeta-Jones’ began at just $50. Plus, it comes with a personalized touch.

“I signed it — I hope you want my signature on it; if not, you may have to cut it off,” the “Mask of Zorro” actress said.

August 14, 2020
Summer Stock: New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond
Savor cool summer evenings while swaddled in the toxin-free, insect-repellen cotton Camellia wrap from Shoo for Good. Each sale benefits Nothing but Nets, an organization devoted to protecting needy families from insect-borne diseases.