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The Amazing Swedish Dishcloth

I am sure that by now you know that I really care about living a sustainable lifestyle and about protecting our wildlife.

One of the products I really missed when I first moved to Canada was the Swedish dishcloth, but fast forward 20 years and I am so happy to see them grow in popularity worldwide. If you are not familiar with them, let me tell you all about them:

Swedish dishcloths were originally invented in Sweden in 1949 and are made our of wood cellulose and cotton. This means that they are hard when they are dry and become soft once you add water. Imagine what a combination rag and sponge would look and feel like and you’ll get the idea. These amazing cloths replace kitchen sponges and paper towels, which means that you can reduce your waste substantially. In fact one cloth can replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels and will last up to 9 months. You can use them to wash dishes, wipe countertops, and appliances. They are highly absorbent and will clean up all your household messes in a breeze. They can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher or in your washing machine (no dryer please) and at the end of the cloth’s life you can throw it on your compost.

I am sure you can tell just how much I love Swedish dishcloths. Hahahaha I thought it was only fitting that I would add these to my line of stylish & sustainable homeware. I have had so much fun designing these cloths and the packaging and I am so proud to announce that I will be donating 10% of all profits to Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

The cloths are available through my etsy store and a few local stores – Generation Green and BREWTeas.

I hope you fall in love with Swedish dishcloths as much as I have. Thanks for helping protect what you love!!!