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Table Manners

Send the right signal by giving dinner partners your undivided attention with this innovative, service-blocking hanky made with silver fibers that effectively block incoming calls and texts. "My phone is off for you," says it all, so you can, too. Cut, sewn, and printed in the USA of fabric made in China. 55% silver, 45% nylon. Phonekerchief fabric is silver-grey in color.

For best results: Wrap phone tightly, and spread this idea!

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD is a product design consultancy in New York City that believes design is fundamentally a creative response to the evolving challenges of the present. The four women came together in 2009 at Parsons School of Design, converging from greatly diverse backgrounds: a professional ballerina from Wisconsin, a lifelong foodie from Marietta, a fine artist from LA, and a jewelry designer from Hawaii.


Made from
nylon, silver
10.5" L x 10.5" W
Hand wash only. No bleach. 120-140 C iron. Hang dry (flat).

The Phonekerchief fabric is conductive (conducts electricity) because it is partially made up of silver fibers. When the fabric creates an unbroken enclosure (when it is wrapped tightly around a phone without any gaps), it creates a phenomenon that is known in science as a "Faraday Cage". This means that any external static electrical field, such as a phone signal, will cause the electrical charges within the conducting fabric to redistribute themselves so as to cancel the field's effects on what is inside. In order for the Phonekerchief to work effectively, the fabric must be wrapped tightly around the phone and create an unbroken enclosure.
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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.