Loofah, also spelled Luffa is actually cultivated and eaten as a vegetable but must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in India, China and Vietnam. But it isn't just any vegetable, as it was used as filters on ships prior to World War II, and as pillow stuffing, this cucumber actually has a long history dating back to 7000 B.C.
Today, the plant's squash is picked, dried, and skinned to make bath and kitchen sponges. With its abrasive nature, we decided to combine it with the all-natural wood pulp cellulose sponge, the result is our cotton stitched Loofah Dishwashing Sponge.
Unlike traditional sponges that use glue or latex, these materials are stitched together with thick cotton thread, where the white sponge is tapered to create a stronger seam for some serious scrubbing; this makes the full construct, a unique kitchen sponge measuring 11cm by 7cm by 2cm. Every sponge is made and sewn with the least chemicals, no plastic and are REACH compliant, an EU "Safety Test" standard. Last but not least, it is a 100% plant-based cleaning tool that is biodegradable and compostable.
We are a packaging-free company. We use packaging only for logistical requirements. The sponges are packed together with a jute rope. Cut and tie the jute rope to our brand tag as a hanging option (see photos).
All our sponges (including the scouring portion and the jute rope) are 100% biodegradable; it's the most eco-friendly cleaning option and has no poly-anything!
• Wash and scrub anything
• Clean the sink, remove tough stains
• Lesser impact on the environment in comparison to plastic sponges
• Scrubbing using loofah / luffa reduces risk of microplastic pollution
• Loofah / luffa (beige portion) scrubs well without scratching surfaces
• Cellulose (white portion) will harden when it dries completely, reducing smells and bacteria build up
• Biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastic sponges and synthetic cloths
• Stitched / woven with 100% cotton thread, not glued
• Suds up well
• REACH Compliant
• Size: 11cm x 7cm x 2cm
• Weight: 0.01g
What's in the package: 03 x coir kitchen sponge, 01 x jute rope (packaging)
Wash the sponge before the first use. The loofah side (brown fiber) can be used as a gentle scrub for your non-stick cookware and porcelain, as it removes charred pieces of food or grease without scratching the surface of your pots and pans. The wood pulp cellulose side (white sponge) does the normal dishes. It is tapered to allow for a stronger seam for some serious scrubbing action. Our kitchen sponges are plastic-free and odor-free. They don’t collect funky smells and bacteria like plastic sponges and synthetic clohs.
Hygiene specialists recommend that you replace your sponges every 1 to 2 months. If you keep it clean, you can reuse a cellulose sponge for up to 6 months. Although with frequent care and rougher use, your sponge may only last about a month. To make them last, rinse sponges thoroughly after each use. Allow them to dry completely open to the air or you may sun them as well. Alternatively, you may soak the sponge in a mixture of one part bleach to nine parts water for two minutes. Wring it out, then air dry. Another way is to soak the sponge in full-strength vinegar for five minutes, then rinse and air dry. Our sponges are dishwasher-friendly, so you can also run sponges through a cycle in the dishwasher on the top rack.