How do I care for my zero waste dishcloth?
Swedish Dishcloths can be added to your load of laundry and washed with your regular clothes. The cloths will withstand dryer heat (should they get accidentally placed in the dryer), however they are made from a lightweight material and will quickly dry once removed from the washing machine, so they do not need to be hung on the line or placed in the clothes dryer.
You can also add your dishcloth to the dishwasher for cleaning, however they may not clean as well using this method.
How are Swedish Dishcloths different from any other cloth?
When you receive your new dishcloth it will be a rigid material. Simply wet the cloth to loosen it up and clean as usual. The cloth should be placed in an area that allows it to dry naturally between use, such as hanging it over the tap of the sink. However just laying it flat on the kitchen sink will also work! When the biodegradable dishcloth starts to dry it will return to its stiff textured material. Simply run the cloth under water for a few seconds to moisten the cloth again.
The cloth can be placed into the washing machine to remove any residue.
Why use a Swedish Dishcloth?
Most popular dishcloths on the market today are made from a microplastic material, commonly referred to as “microfibre.” Although these cloths will last a long time they are eventually destined for landfill. Unlike microplastic cloths, Swedish dishcloths are made from natural materials, they do not shed microplastic and when placed in your composting system they will eventually return back to nature.