Monday, April 27, 2009

Skoy Cloths Review and Giveaway!

Skoj is a Swedish word for "Just for Fun" but SKOY cloths are not simply for fun! 2.5 million tons of paper towel fill landfills in the US annually! This equals an incredible amount of waste and uses an incredible amount of paper which means of course trees. Yes there are sponges but they tend to soon fill with bacteria and are not washer safe. Regular cloths are fine but often are not extremely absorbent. What if there was a cloth which could outlast 15 rolls of paper towel, was 100% biodegradable, natural, and reusable? What if this cloth could absorb 15 times its own weight and was also washable? Well, such a cloth does exist! SKOY is all these things.
I was given a package of SKOY cloths to review and was so impressed with their absorbency and effectiveness. They are durable and I love that they can be thrown in the washer and drier or even the dishwasher. I always despise how smelly regular cloths can become due to bacteria. This is not a concern with SKOY cloths which can be sanitized in the microwave! Just wet your SKOY cloth and toss it into your microwave for 1-2 minutes to kill germs and bacteria. Oh and SKOY uses original designs so they are cute and colourful besides.

The SKOY cloth business was started by two mom entrepreneurs in 2007. Michelle and Karen were looking for a high quality cloth like Michelle had used when living in Europe. The concept of the SKOY cloth comes from similar European cloths. The SKOY is actually produced in Germany. Their factory practices are based on environmentally responsible principles and has become an example of such practices in the industry. Because the product is made in Germany Michelle and Karen were careful to determine the carbon footprint shipping their product would create but have determined through independant consultation that this is minimal due to the weight and size of their product. SKOY cloths is currently selling from their website only in the US but they do have a retailer, The Healthy Cottage who will ship internationally {that includes Canada}.
I really think my SKOY cloths are far superior to other regular cloths. I have try never to use paper towel to clean anything but the outside of my toilet and my windows and mirrors on occasion. I love that the SKOY cloth gives me a great absorbent product for kitchen cleaning which will not be immediately tossed in the trash!
SKOY sent a package of four coloured SKOY cloths and one white SKOY cloth for one lucky Northern Mama reader!

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21 comments:

  1. Fact from the Skoy website: Skoy has a facebook page.

    winterbeach2@yahoo.ca

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  2. What an amazing product! 1 SKOY = 15 rolls of paper towels!!! I would have to try that out!

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  3. Skoy is a chlorine free product using water based colors and inks.

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  4. The SKOY can be cleaned in your dishwasher and is washer and dryer safe up to 90°C (190°F).

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  5. Blog follower

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  6. 100% biodegradable because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp

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  7. Using a SKOY cloth is the same as using 15 rolls of paper towel!

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  8. The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight

    wwrkster@gmail.com

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  9. SKOY cloths are completely biodegradable and brake down in 5 weeks

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  10. I learned that I can avoid paper towels, yippee for green frugalness!

    michdesnick [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. I subscribe!

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