GloveStix is a patented product that removes odors and moisture from athletic equipment including lacrosse, hockey, boxing and baseball gloves. It’s a pair of plastic sticks with embedded “silver ions” in them that do the absorbing and deodorizing. (There’s also ShoeStix which are designed for athletic shoes (sneakers, cleats, ski boots, etc.). The inventor of the GloveStix and ShoeStix is Krista Woods of Ashburn, Virigina. She pitched her business on Shark Tank in November 2017. She went into the Tank seeking an investment of $150,000 in exchange for 10 percent. She made a deal with QVC Queen Lori Greiner and Guest Shark Alex Rodriguez (the baseball star presumably who knows something about stinky gloves) — $150,000 for 17.5 percent. Nearly 7 months after the episode first aired, Woods told 2paragraphs, “We were never able to close, or haven’t yet, the deal you saw on TV.”
Before Shark Tank, Woods thought she wanted to use the $150,000 investment to scale the business for big box retail. But after the show she rethought it. Woods says she’s taking some courses now to learn about scaling her business, and she reports that she’s also filming a reality show pilot based on her family and “how I manage a business with no experience and the ups and downs of my journey” and while managing a family of teenagers.