RYE, N.Y. -- How protected are you from the sun and summer's insects?
It's a question Catherine Parker, the owner of Parker's, says you have to wonder about. "Nowadays, more people are more cognizant about clothing that has built-in sun protection," she said.
Which is why, in recent years, she has expanded her store's repetoire from luggage and travel gear to clothes, especially items that fit an active lifestyle.
"With all we read in the news about invasive mosquitoes carrying more and more diseases, I'm carrying more clothing that has been treated with insect repellent," she said. And yes, customers are interested.
She carriees No Fly Zone which works against multiple species of crawling and flying insects thanks to the active ingredient permethrin, a synthetic form of a naturally occurring repellent found in the chrysthanthemum flower.
The Rye store also carries products from Badger. Costs for both lines run in the $29 and up range.
Parker's is located at 43 Purchase St., (914) 921-6400.