Malaria Fighting Fashion

Clothing treated with insect repellent or insecticide has been available for a number of years. In the US, mosquito repellent clothing is popular with hunters and primarily available in styles that are popular with outdoorsmen. There is no reason why the insect repellent properties could not be added to other fashion styles.

The Njehringe Collection
Photo: Digital Trends

Two fashion design students at Cornell University who were born in Africa, recently put together a collection that brings insect repellent fabric to the world of high fashion. Their collection was inspired by the continuing epidemic of malaria in Africa. The collection, called “Njehringe”, features fabrics that are hand dyed in Gambia. The goal is to create a line of clothing that is fashionable, appealing to people who live in malaria infested areas and hopefully will contribute to the fight against malaria.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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