Everyone is raving about Swedish Dishcloths, what are these all about?
The raw material for Swedish Dishcloths was invented in the 1940's in Sweden by inventor Curt Lindquist.
This unique non-woven fabric, consisting of 70% Wood Pulp Cellulose and 30% Cotton was found to be super absorbent, washable, reusable and most importantly, at the end of its useful life, could be composted or if disposed of in the trash, would naturally biodegrade in a short period of time.
Why is this material so useful today? Because they can help reduce ones dependence on using paper towels for everything.
A single Swedish Dishcloth, if cared for properly, can effectively replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels! That right, 17 ROLLS of wasteful PAPER TOWELS!
Let put this into perspective. One Swedish Dishcloth only requires 0.33 ounces of Wood Pulp to manufacture. 17 rolls of paper towels consumes over 10 POUNDS of Wood Pulp in its manufacture, and that does not include what is consumed for the cardboard tube in the middle! What a huge waste of our valuable Wood Pulp for the production of paper towels!
Yes, both Swedish Dishcloths and conventional Paper Towels use pulp from regrowth forests, raised specifically for the use in consumer products, however, if that 10 POUNDS of Wood Pulp used to manufacture paper towels could be re-directed toward better use in other products, our need for more regrowth forests can be reduced.
Pretty incredible little things, these Swedish Dishcloths are!
More fun and interesting facts about Swedish Dishcloths are to come in future Blog posts here!
Thanks for your time in reading this, and happy cleaning!