Well, it is a sponge AND a cloth an eco-friendly cleaning cloth replacing plastic sponges, microfiber cloths and paper towels.
You can use it to clean countertops, wash dishes, dust - in the kitchen and bathroom, and to do general household chores. Reusable European-made dishcloths originate from Sweden and are called Swedish Dishcloths. Each cloth absorbs about 20 times its weight, and a single Swedish Sponge Cloth can do the job of 17 rolls of paper towels — saving trees, water and money.
It's also more hygienic than sponges and made from cotton and wood pulp, so it has no plastic fibers like a microfiber cloth and it is 100% biodegradable alongside your veggie scraps.
We want to introduce you to these cleaning marvels and help you make the change 😊 simply visit our online store today to grab your eco-friendly cleaning cloths.
What is the Dishcloth made out of?
Each Swedish Dishcloth (AKA Eco Sponge Cloth ) is made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton. The wood-based cellulose comes from sustainable forests and is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. The inks are water-based, and non-toxic.Our dishcloths are also certified biodegradable by OEKO-Tex
How do you use a Swedish Dishcloth?
Wet it with water and squeeze it out; it will be super absorbent. You can use cleaning sprays, dish soap, vinegar, or water with your cloth. It is not for drying but for cleaning and not for use on cheese graters or other sharp items. It's an excellent cloth for camping trips or around the BBQ and perfect for wiping sticky fingers.
Can you use them on windows and mirrors?
Yes, they work great as they are lint-free. Clean with vinegar and water or glass cleaner and squeeze out excess moisture to wipe away your glass and mirrors streak free.
How do you clean it? Doesn't it get gross?
After each use, rinse well, squeeze and air dry. You can also clean it in the washing machine or the dishwasher's top rack. To sterilize, it can also be boiled briefly or microwaved (when damp) for approximately 30 seconds or use a natural soaker - we recommend you don't use chemical bleach - it will damage the natural fibers and your print. Air dry, hang it over the faucet, sink side, or lay flat. Do not tumble dry.
What if it gets stained?
It is possible to use a natural soaker and hot water to clean your cloths. Vinegar and water will also help with stains. If you rinse it out after each use, it will stay nice looking for longer.
Remember it is made from natural fibers?
Made from 30% Cotton and 70 % wood pulp. Do not let the Dishcloth soak for any extended period because this will cause the fibers to break down.
How long do they last, and how do you dispose of the cloth?
It depends on use and care. An EKOH sponge cloth generally lasts between 3-9 months. They are compostable and 100% biodegradable, so they won't fill landfills. When you are finished with your cloth, return them to the earth. Just toss the cloth on the compost pile or feed your worm farm, and it will biodegrade 100% in 2 to 6 weeks. Bury it in the garden or pop it into the green waste bin.
How are they made?
We use local artists for our original prints on our Swedish cloths. The cotton cloths are screen-printed with water-based inks.
We are based in New Zealand but trade our eco products worldwide. We use the original material invented by a Swedish engineer in 1949, and the material is sourced from Europe.
Where to Buy Swedish Dishcloths?
You can buy them directly from our EKOH-STORE website in New Zealand or from our Amazon Store in the USA, Canada, UK , Australia and Singapore. We are also selling on Etsy:
AUSTRALIA : https://www.amazon.com.au/ekoheverykindofhappy
SINGAPORE : https://www.amazon.sg/ekoheverykindofhappy
You're going to wonder how you ever lived without our EKOH Swedish dishcloths once you try these earth-friendly eco cleaning cloths.