Sponge cloths? Swedish dish cloths? Sponge dishcloths?
"What are they? What should I call them?" You wonder. You have heard so many names used to describe them and it gets a little confusing.
You must have seen them popping up in the U.S recently and they have been getting quite popular. They usually have very cute printings on them that makes them look adorable around your home and kitchen, and they can also be found in plain colors.
Here are some terms that people have used to name them: "Swedish dishcloth", "sponge cloth", "sponge dish cloth", "cellulose dish cloth", "kitchen sponge cloth", "European dishcloth"... Well, I've got news for you. they all are correct and they all mean the same.
Yes, you were right, it's kind of confusing but now you are happy that you found out that they are all the same and all those names are interchangeable. Technically Swedish dishcloth should be for the ones made in Sweden but some are made in other EU countries and the US and people still call them Swedish dish cloth so that's why it gets confusing sometimes. I guess they use the Swedish dishcloth term just to make sure people understand what kind of dish cloth they are talking about. I doesn't matter where they are made we haven't found any noticeable differences in their performance as they are all made with the same patented process.
The Swedish Sponge Dish Cloths are a hybrid between a cloth an a sponge and they are made with a patented process developed in Sweden in 1949 using plant based cellulose and cotton. They have been very popular in Sweden and the rest of EU since the 1950's and they are staple in their homes with their cute Swedish traditional art printed on them. They should not be confused with the ones made 100% cellulose that usually come wet in their packaging. The Swedish sponge cloth are always stiff and dry in their packaging when they arrive to your home.
Another plus for these cuties is that they are eco-friendly, they last for months and can replace your paper towels, sponges, wash cloths, kitchen towels and more. An to put the cherry on top they are fully biodegradable and compostable at the end of their lives.
People love them because they are so easy to use. Just wet them and squeeze excess water. They become very soft and ready to use for cleaning all over your home. They can be used with just water or your favorite cleaner. Once finished with your cleaning, rinse it clean and let it air dry.
Our sponge cloths plaid design is made for the traditional American kitchen look and are made 70% cellulose and 30% cotton in Germany. Our exclusive designs are printed with eco-friendly water-based ink in Illinois, USA. You can find more information or buy them here.