Burlington Expands No Fly Zone® Insect Repellent Licensing with Fox River Socks

Greensboro, NC – Burlington, a global diversified provider of textile solutions, is pleased to announce that it has expanded the licensing of its No Fly Zone® Insect Repellent Technology to Fox River, a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor, sport and lifestyle performance socks since 1900.


“We are excited to welcome Fox River to the No Fly Zone family,” says Nelson Bebo, Burlington’s vice president of technical sales development. “They have been known as innovators for over a century and their adoption of No Fly Zone technology is a natural fit.”


Burlington’s No Fly Zone technology offers distinct advantages over other repellent technologies. Bebo continued, “Protecting against insect bites and diseases is increasingly important, and socks can be a first line of defense when walking and hiking in tall grass or heavily wooded areas.  The No Fly Zone technology is applied directly to the fabric or other material which increases the durability and consistency of the repellency and provides the wearer with greater protection.”


“We’re thrilled to partner with Burlington in producing socks with No Fly Zone technology,” says Matt Street, COO of Fox River. “As outdoor enthusiasts, we know the importance of preventing insect bites. We think the combination of No Fly Zone insect repellent and our Basecamp Crew Sock will be ideal for Fox River customers who love hiking, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors.”


No Fly Zone Insect Repellent Technology is a permethrin-based chemistry that helps convert apparel, uniforms or gear into long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection.  This EPA-registered technology is similar to the natural insect repellent found in certain chrysanthemum plants. It works as a contact repellent affecting the insect’s nervous system causing it to fly or crawl away before a bite can occur.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports an increased number of tick-borne diseases, identifying up to 16 different types.  CDC recommendations for preventing tick bites include using products and pre-treated clothing that contain permethrin.  In addition to protecting against ticks, No Fly Zone technology is highly effective in repelling mosquitoes, ants, chiggers, flies and midges offering protection to assist in protecting people against Zika, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Typhus, Lyme disease, Encephalitis and West Nile Virus.


For more information about No Fly Zone technology and licensing opportunities visit us at burlingtonfabrics.com or see us at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, July 23 – 26, MR#204.  Come explore our many performance fabric technologies and discover what our fabrics can do for you.



About Burlington

Celebrating 95 years of textile leadership, Burlington is a global diversified provider of textile solutions across performance & specialty apparel fabrics, active wear, advanced uniform fabrics, and technical fabrics.  Burlington operates as part of the International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) with worldwide operations in the United States, Mexico, and China.  ITG’s business units include: Burlington, Cone Denim, Safety Components, and Carlisle Finishing.  Burlington is proud to partner with its new sister company, American & Efird (A&E), providing expanded textile solutions to customers. To learn more visit www.burlingtonfabrics.com or www.amerfird.com.

About Fox River

Fox River Mills, founded in 1900, is the longest continuously-running hosiery mill in the U.S. The company became a division of SMC, a New Jersey-based domestic manufacturer of socks and hosiery, in 2016. Together, they manufacture socks for outdoor, snow, work, military, sport and everyday wear, as well as boutique luxury, novelty and team sport socks. To learn more, visit foxsox.com.