Fancy Singaporean Jewelry Now Keeps Mosquitos Away
Have you ever thought of going camping with nice jewelry on? We didn’t think so. Neither have we. We might start deciding to do something that seems so silly because a Singaporean jewelry brand has thought it might be good to mix mosquito repellent and jewelry.
The jewelry brand By Invite Only thought of a way to make jewelry fashionable and functional.
The new line is called Yu Ahn Collection and consists of a bracelet and two necklaces, each with pendants holding citronella balls. Citronella is an active ingredient in mosquito repellent, safe and non-toxic.
Founder, Trixie Khong, figured women wouldn’t want to be walking around with sticky mosquito repellent all day, so she found a way to kill two birds with one stone. Maintain fashion while being safe.
With Zika outbreaks still occurring around these tropical areas, adding this level of protection is never too much.
Apparently, Trixie wasn’t the only one that thought this was a good idea. On the company website, it seems that the product is mostly sold out. Prices range from $35 to $48 and the refills cost $3.60.
Awareness about Zika is rising. A skincare line, called Theo10, focuses on mosquito repellent and has been selling double what it used to. In fact, the company has found it difficult to keep up with demand.
“I used to sell 150 to 300 bottles a month. Now, I sell 300 bottles in half a day,” said Mr. Khng, 27, owner of Theo10.
He used to make these all natural repellents in his kitchen. Now he has a factory in Mandai, producing 600 bottles of repellent a day.