Insect Shield® Technology Harnessed by Brand Partners for Inspirational Giving

From the beginning, the founders’ original intention for developing Insect Shield technology was to protect those most at risk for insect-borne illnesses. Today, the technology is leveraged by International relief organizations across the globe, the US military and 75 outdoor, work wear, equestrian and pet brands. The original vision of protecting those most at risk is being adopted further by Insect Shield’s many brand partners in a multitude of inspiring ways. Here are just a few.
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Seattle, WA - January 25, 2018

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ENO, a longstanding brand partner of Insect Shield recently donated Insect Shield-treated hammocks to Warrior Expeditions to help keep them protected during their adventures. After returning home from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Warrior Expeditions founder, Sean Gobin, hiked all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Gobin created Warrior Expeditions in an effort to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by participating in long distance outdoor expeditions.

ExOfficio, the first brand to bring Insect Shield technology to the market back in 2003, supports World Concern and Medical Teams International with donations, volunteer time, and the provision of performance travel shirts as the team’s field uniform. The shirts with Insect Shield offer added protection from dangerous insects for relief workers in the field.

Royal Robbins develops purpose-built gear for active travelers. Royal Robbins added Insect Shield to their collections specifically to raise awareness and protect their travelers from Lyme disease – the fastest growing infectious disease in the U.S. Royal Robbins supports ProjectLyme.org through marketing their message.

Lil&Tess was created out of the founder’s need to protect her own child from a mosquito allergy and donates a portion of their proceeds to foundations, such as Samaritans Purse, in an effort to help supply life-saving bed nets.

NetEffect Clothing Net Effect Clothing founder, Dave Hall, has been fascinated with the relationship between business and social causes throughout his life. Works such as John Mackey’s Conscious Capitalism and Will MacAskill’s Doing Good Better planted the seed for his newly launched apparel company Net Effect Clothing. The Net Effect mission is to combine comfort, protection and giving – one Insect Shield® protective t-shirt at a time.

PetEdge When the images of rising flood waters and suffering first emerged from Houston, Florida and Northern California, the PetEdge family rallied in support. The floodwaters meant that the people and pets of Houston and Florida would be exposed to disease-carrying insects. In 2017, PetEdge donated 21 pallets of Insect Shield for Pets products and other essentials, such as beds, crates, toys, treats, and shampoos, to reach feline and canine victims. The donations were sent to Hurricane Harvey rescue groups, various fire-disaster victims and rescue groups in Northern California, and the nonprofit Best Friends animal society for distribution across shelters in Texas.

Insect Shield continues ongoing disaster response support in partnership with All Hands Volunteers and World Vision® via the donation of protective apparel and blankets for volunteers and impacted communities. Insect Shield and World Vision have a longstanding collaboration in the fight against vector-borne illness across the globe through the World Vision Promise Pack and Gift Catalog programs. To date, the programs have placed thousands of Insect Shield Protection Blankets in the hands of those most at-risk for malaria, Dengue fever and other diseases throughout Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Cambodia, Philippines, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Haiti and Nicaragua. During the holidays, in lieu of client and vendor partner gifts, Insect Shield continues their annual tradition of donating World Vision Insect Shield blankets to those in need.

About Insect Shield® Technology:

Insect Shield Repellent Apparel and Gear are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, Insect Shield Repellent Apparel was registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Insect Shield Technology is utilized by 75 leading lifestyle brands, work wear distributors and International relief organizations across the globe to provide effective protection against insects and the diseases they can carry. Insect Shield is an approved vendor of the US Army and US Marine Corps and approved for distribution in 46 countries. For more information visit, insectshield.com



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Janine Robertson

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