With spring cleaning on the horizon, there is an eco friendly tool available that is fantastic: The Swedish Dishcloth! It is a sustainable alternative to sponge and paper towels.

These little wonders were invented by a Swedish engineer in 1949 and are made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton.  I love that they super absorbant and leave the countertop, stainless appliances, and granite counters almost streak free.  Well, there are even more reasons why I love them and use them:

  • Eco friendly and compostable
  • Durable: they last for 12 months
  • One Swedish Dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels.
  • They’re more sanitary than sponges – they dry out more quickly
  • Absorbs 15 times its weight in water
  • Can be cleaned up to 200 times in the washing machine or top rack of dishwasher
  • It is 100% natural and printed with water based inks.
  • They  are a cheap option to paper towels
  • They come in different fun patterns and colours
  • The best quality Swedish dishcloths are made in Sweden and can be bleached (even with printed patterns)

So what are you waiting for?  Ditch the sponge and paper towels!



Written by Pêches & Poivre from Sweet to Savoury

Peches & Poivre is an old-fashioned general store and modern food emporium rolled into one. It can be found on Mill Street in historic downtown Almonte, west of Ottawa.

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