How it Works

Advanced flu protection hidden in your scarf.

Urban Filterware is a lab-tested, design solution to a public health crisis.

Short version:

Protecting your loved ones from airborne viruses and flu is important. Flu kills and causes countless icky, phlegmy miserable sick days in bed. We offer a better, technically-advanced stylish solution: A designer Scough with built in protection from the harsh germ and pollution-filled world.

Results: You stay healthy and look pretty hot, if you don’t mind us saying. (But hot in the metaphorical, sexy sense, not because you have a fever.)

Long version:

Scough is made from the same materials the Ministry of Defense uses for chemical warfare. It’s for people who are serious about protecting themselves and others. AND want to look great. Every time some jerk doesn’t cover his mouth on an airplane, subway or in your office, you’ll be glad you have a Scough. And you’ll take comfort knowing that if you or one of your loved ones is ill, they can reduce the chances the whole office or family gets infected.

Scough creates a mini-microclimate of freshened air that’s not just a barrier to a harsh germ and pollution-filled world, but is shown to adsorb and kill viruses and pollution before you breathe it. Besides helping keep you healthy, it’s a really cool, super-soft scarf.

The Scough hides an advanced, activated carbon filter impregnated with silver nanoparticles. There is real science, done by serious lab coat wearing folks, who created this technology for modern warfare and New York City transit. We test it in independent labs to make sure we have at least 99% bacterial filtration efficiency.

Trap. Neutralize. Kill.

Activated carbon prepared in our patent-pending approach is the key to filtering out and killing viruses. The secret is its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 500 m2 for trapping sneeze fragments, cough-dingle and general ick.

2. Neutralize
The structure of activated carbon creates strong Van Der Waals forces, pull in pollution, germs and viruses to hold them in their crevices and neutralize them.

3. Kill
(Don’t read this if you hate violence towards bacteria.) We use an advanced silver nanoparticle impregnated filtration system to disrupt the basic biochemistry of bacteria, causing their cells membranes to collapse and rendering them unable to wreck havoc on your body.

Extra Filter Bonus: Scough protects your colleagues and family from your germs, if you get the flu (due to circumstances beyond our control). It’s not just polite but you could save the life of someone with a fragile immune system. And you’ll keep your office from becoming a petri dish.

Every time you buy a Scough for someone with a sneeze, an angel gets a thumbs up from the CDC.

While we can’t guarantee the Scough will keep you from getting sick, it will definitely increase your chances of staying healthy and warm.And please cover your mouth.

Photography by Irene Espinosa.