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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!

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.

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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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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
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.

novelty item


very pointless considering taking the battery out accomplishes more. Your phone will go into roaming and search for signal the whole time making your battery drain fast. taking the battery out gives more peace of mind.



Show the world you respect their time


Love this product! It also doesn't hurt that there is the text on it saying "My phone is off for you" that you could display right on a table. Some would ask, "Why not just shut your phone off?". While this may seem like an easy task, most of us won't. We'll turn it on silent, whereby it will still buzz and vibrate. The action of pulling out this special Phonekerchief show that you are being intentional about honoring and respecting the time you are with someone, especially with those you love.

Ventura, California


Keep it under wrap


This is a gift



A true conversation piece, wink.


People are charmed by this! It really does send the message that you are fully present and engaged with your companion. An antidote for the scattered, intermittent conversational style of today.

Maui, Hawaii


phone napkin works and is a nice touch


works just fine. fits my phone. nice padding when not in use.

north florida


Love it


It is really a neat, unique product... But when you wrap it, it doesn't lay as nicely flat as it was represented on the website. Also, and calls you would have received while the phone was wrapped simply disappear... You never know you missed a call unless they leave a message.

San diego

true for the novelty alone...


Gave this to my husband as a Christmas gift. He hates to love it. It definitely works. Now I just have to get him to use it!



Safer than Silence


How many times have I set my cell to silent for a meeting then realized hours later that I've been missing calls?!? It is so much easier to wrap my cell in the Phonekerchief instead of changing the settings.

Tempe, AZ


cute but ...


I thought I had ordered a cute little phone pouch - but it is a handkerchief you wrap your phone in ... kinda pricey for a square cloth ...

boston, ma




I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend. I don't know how well it works yet. I was thrilled to find such a cute, unique item!

Charlottesville, VA


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