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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wash the scarf?

Yes, the actual scarf can be washed. Remove the Scough activated carbon barrier before washing the scarf.

Can I wash the activated carbon barrier?

Yes. However, if not washed properly it can decrease its lifespan. If you are going to wash the barrier, it must be hand washed with filtered water, and unscented washing soda and air dried. The chemicals and minerals in regular tap water and conventional detergents will significantly decrease the lifespan of the barrier.

Does the Scough come with an activated carbon barrier or do I need 
to purchase one separately?

Each Scough comes with one barrier.

How much are replacement barriers?

Replacement barriers are $20 each. Or you can sign up for our barrier subscribe service and receive a fresh new Scough barrier every 90 days for only $15 (save 25%).

How long does each activated carbon barrier mask last?

If cared for properly, each barrier lasts 3 months (without washing).

How do I store my activated carbon barrier mask for optimal longevity?

We recommend that you store it in a clean plastic resealable bag or airtight mason jar when not in use.

Why is there black "dust" in my barrier bag?

Some "dust" in or on the bag is normal and just part of the manufacturing process. It is not great on cereal but otherwise harmless.

Can I wear the barrier as a stand alone mask?

The barrier is intended for use inside the pocket of the scarf or bandana. It is not designed to fit as a stand alone mask.

Is there any coconut or corn in the activated carbon cloth used in the barrier?

The carbon cloth we use for our barriers is 100% activated carbon cloth (ACC).  Note from the ACC manufacturer:
"We start out with different types of viscous rayon and actually carbonize it."

Will you be getting more of the "out of stock" items?

Many of our Scoughs are limited runs. Once we sell out that's it, so get them while you can! If there’s an out of stock item that you are interested in, feel free to contact us and we will let you know if and when we expect it back.

How long will it take to receive my awesome new Scough once I place my order?

Lead time to ship is 2-3 business days. Once your order ships it takes approximately 1-5 business days to arrive depending on how far from Brooklyn you live.

Do you ship to Alaska and Hawaii?

Yes! Please allow 4-7 business days for your order to arrive once it is shipped.

Do you ship to international addresses?

We do accept international orders through our Etsy store: