The Nile Virus, an infection transmitted by mosquito bites, caused in 2020 the death of five people in the province of Seville. In mid-June, the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía announced the first case this summer of a patient infected with the virus and admitted to the ICU of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.
Mosquitoes extract the virus from a bird, carry it, and transmit the disease to people through bites. It is not the only disease transmitted through these insects, they also carry others such as Zika, Dengue, Malaria or Yellow Fever. Because of rising temperatures and global warmingThere are new territories where mosquitoes carrying these infections can settle, such as the Guadalquivir Valley where cases of the Nile Virus have been registered in Spain.
With the aim of offering a solution to these cases, the STINGbye company offers a selection of clothing items for children and adults made with a fabric treated with the repellent IR3535® that protects from mosquito bites and, therefore, from mosquito bites. diseases they transmit.
This active principle is inspired by nature and follows the safety guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), having been tested by the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of Portugal. The soft cotton and polyester fabric meets regulatory requirements and has a Quality Certificate, Effectiveness Guarantee (94%) and Repellency Test.
«The quality and effectiveness is guaranteed for all our garments. They protect from the common mosquito or tiger, as well as other insects such as bed bugs, fleas, ticks or mites. They are thought and designed so that we can enjoy outdoor activities or travel to areas exposed to mosquitoes. You can even wear the nightwear», Says Silvia Oviedo, founder of the company.
The brand has a wide portfolio of garments for adults and children: short and long sleeve t-shirts, polo shirts, pants, leggings, socks, foulards … even with baby blankets that can be used from 6 months. In addition, the garments are antiallergic and odorless, the fabric also has an antibacterial treatment that avoids transmitting bad body odor due to sweat. Its effectiveness lasts up to 100 washes in cold water, it is recommended not to use the dryer to prevent the repellent from losing its effectiveness.
StingByephoto is committed to 100% Spanish manufacturing in all its products. Currently, the firm markets its garments in Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Senegal, Sweden and Poland. “We want to reach more countries to continue protecting and preventing diseases, which even cause death. Mosquitoes are still the most dangerous animal in the world for humans. We have collaborated with NGOs such as Destino Benín and Más que Salud (+ QS) and our goal is to continue contributing to social action to curb mosquito-borne diseases, ”says Oviedo.
This project is led by Silvia Oviedo from Barcelona, whose family career in the textile sector prompted her to innovate. Her family’s activity is linked to the manufacture of sportswear and Silvia wanted try an innovative product that came to his hands to apply on fabrics.