Scough is a designer scarf that looks stylish while also using antimicrobial technology to keep germs out.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, flu season is still in full swing and it’s still a common sight to see some city dwellers donning surgical masks to protect them from bugs. While those masks might be effective, many consumers find them unappealing. Enter Scough, a designer scarf that looks stylish while also using antimicrobial technology to keep germs out.
Made in Brooklyn, the scarves come in a variety of designs for men and women, including plaid cashmere, herringbone, paisley, vegan fur and even fun moustache and lips logos. Despite the level of detail that goes into the aesthetics of the apparel, there is some real science behind them that can help tackle airborne germs. Each Scough uses activated carbon that can catch and kill viruses, using Van Der Waals force to pull in microbes. The material is also features an embedded silver ion filtration system that disrupts the biochemistry of bacteria and renders them ineffective.
Scoughs start from USD 39 and the company employs a buy one, give one policy that donates a life-saving vaccine to children in need for every scarf bought. It’s easy to see how the scarves could be tweaked to serve consumer markets in cities that suffer from smog, but are there other ways to design fashion items that can improve users’ health simply by wearing them?