Copper ions destroy bacterial walls and viral coatings, as well as the actual genetic material that make up a virus. Egyptians documented the use of copper for cleaning drinking water and disinfecting wounds in 40th century BC. More recently, researchers demonstrated that using copper surfaces in hospitals reduces the chances of hospital infection by 58%. We think it’s time to leverage this ancient technology in our new lifestyle. Immaterial Studio has sourced fabric woven entirely from 99.5% copper threads, to create a functional, elegant bag for your daily errands. The bag has so many qualities we like--it’s soft, structured, silky, springy, and it glows in the sun. Paired with its simple form, we think it’s a great accessory for a clean modern lifestyle.