Loofah Cleaning Pad
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LoofCo Cleaning Pads are hand-made in Egypt from layers of the loofah plant, a biodegradable alternative to plastic cleaning sponges. The cleaning pad is stitched together for extra scrubbing power. The cleaning loofah pad fits neatly into the hand and when immersed in water swells up to become a soft, flexible yet robust pad that will not scratch. It is ideal for cleaning surfaces, chopping boards, baths, sinks, tiles & taps. It will last for months with normal use and when worn out can be composted. Each pad has a convenient cotton hanging string.
Loofah is a renewable raw material that absorbs CO2 when growing. The loofah plant is a vigorously growing vine from the cucumber family that is rich in durable fibres, yet soft and flexible. When ripe, the inside of the loofah fruit develops a network of fibres that is perfect for cleaning and exfoliating purposes when dried. The loofahs are harvested, peeled, deseeded and then dried, cut into lengths and processed by hand in Egypt. This natural tradition has been passed down through many generations.
LoofCo's mission is to offer an alternative to mass-produced plastic brushes, pads, scourers and shower puffs that will not biodegrade. LoofCo sponges are hand-made in Egypt and are based on traditional designs, proven over generations, that are highly effective for cleaning. LoofCo farming practices are sustainable and meet the highest environmental standards. LoofCo ensures that local farmers and production workers have an inclusive workplace and are treated fairly with wages and benefits, such as medical insurance, higher than normal rates. LoofCo does not employ any children.
How to use
Rinse thoroughly before first use. Use the sponge with warm water and a cleaning product. The sponge is hard when dry, but when immersed in water it swells up to become a soft, spongy and flexible pad. To keep your loofah fresh between uses, rinse & squeeze out excess water and hang to dry from the cotton string loop. Occasionally wash the sponge in the washing machine or by hand if desired.