Cleaner hands for healthier kids.
Before launching on Kickstarter in February of 2016, the founders of Scrub Bugs came to us to help design a hand washing device for kids capable of not only getting clean hands, but also captivating impatient users long enough to do the job. Growing up with a surgeon for a dad, Marcel was immediately intrigued and the team launched into exploration.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hands are the #1 carriers of germs causing sickness. Despite this, kids still don't actually wash their hands well enough to remove all the germs.
Scrub Bugs was designed to make hand washing both more effective, and more fun. Inspired by the sponges and bristle brushes that surgeons use to scrub-up before surgery, Scrub Bugs have an innovative hand washing surface that better lathers the soap, creating a gentle yet targeted friction, helping to remove even the most stubborn germs.
Effective hand washing is proven to save lives, reduce school absenteeism, and promote active engagement in life by helping to prevent diseases like colds, flu, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections. In independent lab tests, Scrub Bugs were shown to clean hands OVER 3X BETTER than ordinary handwashing - even in tricky places like between fingers, in grooves, and under nails.
Launched in 2016, Scrub Bug continues to empower kids to live happy, healthy, hands-on lives through the improvement of hand washing effectiveness around the world.