pang wangle essential wrap featherlight infinity scarf and optimist pants with built in insect shield bug repellent     And we don't think the threat of biting insects should spoil a good time. Based in subtropical New Orleans, Louisiana, Pang Wangle delivers the elegant solution to biting bugs: wraps, scarves and leggings with built-in bug repellent.

Eco-Friendly + Made in the USA

Custom high performance fabrics made from natural and renewable fibers that are biodegradable and hypoallergenic.

All dye colors processed in a closed loop water system that recycles 100% of the water used in processing.

Fabric dyes are non-toxic, water-soluble, and re-enter the public water system without negative environmental impact.

Our California-based textile manufacturer exceeds all state, regional, national, and international carbon emission standards.

Recycled packaging and biodegradable poly bags. 

Why Insect Shield®?

It's odorless and EPA approved safe for the entire family, including infants, pregnant or nursing women, even pets. It is bound to the fabric fibers and lasts for more than 70+ washes. Insect Shield repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges, with only a small amount of long-lasting active ingredient - permethrin.

Compared to spraying, fogging, or topical insect repellents, our Insect Shield clothes can help reduce overall pesticide and repellent use. And it puts the repellent next to your skin, not on it.

  Bug repellent clothes aren’t just for safaris or backwoods camping anymore. Insect-borne diseases are real threats and on the rise. It's time to adapt. We invite you to look polished, stay protected, and have fun!   

/paNG waNGlə/ verb. 1. To go along cheerfully despite minor misfortunes.⁣⁣⁣ 

Jennifer John Pang Wangle Founder and CEO New Orleans filmmaker in Audubon Park wearing Nautica Palm Straw Hat

Jennifer John, Founder & CEO

I'm a documentary filmmaker, passionate about outdoor adventure and committed to sustainable design. Over the years working and playing out in the elements, I saw a real need for more versatile, stylish, eco-friendly apparel made for hot, buggy climates. Welcome to Pang Wangle.
      Ahead of outdoor workouts or just outdoor work, I have doused myself in bug spray. With Insect Shield, the bug repellent is next to your skin, not on it. And it really works. (Check out our FAQ on Insect Shield®).
     How do you spend time outdoors?  Send us an email, or reach out on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I'm always inspired by time well-spent in nature, so we're telling stories about interesting people doing cool stuff outside in our blog Dispatches. I would love to hear from you! 
 
Vanessa Trice Blais pang wangle sales and development director

Vanessa Blais, Director of Sales & Development 

A few years ago I took a trip to India. Right before I left the US, I discovered I had a huge problem. I needed to be able to go from work events, to social gatherings to holy sites. I needed to look polished. I needed to not get eaten alive by bugs. I sprayed my clothes with insect repellent (it took forever and only lasted 6 washes) and also bought bug repellent hiking pants. I ended up not wearing the hiking pants because they were too casual to go from day to night events.

      Fast forward to 2019 when I met Jen I realized she was making exactly what I needed.  And she was committed to sustainability? Yes please! I immediately jumped at the opportunity to lead the charge in business development (which is my background). 

      I’m also an avid hiker and yogi, and have been known to be that person at the party with bug repellent in her purse. I recently outfitted my mother with Pang Wangle Journey scarves for a trip to Ghana. My mother is allergic to the yellow fever vaccine and needed to be extra careful. I am happy to report she didn’t receive any bites and also looked quite stylish as she hiked and visited Accra and Kumasi. 

      Please reach out for wholesale, partnerships, corporate gifts, trade shows at vanessa@pangwangle.com

Giving Back 

 

We’re thrilled to be part of the Outdoor Foundation’s Thrive Outside initiative, connecting kids and families with meaningful outdoor experiences. We’ve pledged 5% of proceeds from every sale to help inspire and activate a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts and stewards.

 

As part of our deep commitment to social justice and empowerment, we are also donating monthly throughout 2020 to GirlTrek, an outdoor focused national organization of “Black women committed to reclaiming holistic lives rooted in wellness and radical self-care.”