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Insect repellent uniforms donated to JGI in Tanzania

January 20th, 2021 / By: / In the Industry

Photo: © 2020 by AFFIX Labs. Used by permission. 

Affix Labs, Waste2Wear and Logonet have developed a new high-tech uniform, designed to commemorate the ground-breaking research by the primatologist Jane Goodall and the work carried out by the scientists and rangers at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Gombe, Tanzania. The partners donated the eco-friendly, insect repellent uniforms to the Institute on its 60th anniversary. The uniforms use Waste2Wear’s recycled polyester/cotton fabric and incorporate Repeltec that binds an environmentally friendly and durable ingredient to textiles making them actively insect repellent without killing the insects. Logonet was the uniform designer. During the COVID-19 lockdown in the region, the rangers continued to work through challenges to ensure that the endangered chimpanzees in their care were protected.