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What's an eco-friendly dishcloth? 

You may know them as "Swedish" dishcloths. Think of it as a natural fiber sponge cloth.  Use it to wipe down counters, wash dishes, and clean all sorts of surfaces (stainless steel, glass, granite counters, chrome faucet).  Use damp to dust shelves, or with spray cleaners to clean surfaces.  Our dishcloths are an eco-friendly replacement for single use paper towels.

What are they made from?

Our collection of European dishcloths are made from premium quality cellulose and cotton.  The dishcloths are made in Germany from all natural fibers and are 100% biodegradable/compostable.  We left out all the bad stuff and kept it simple: 70% Cellulose (wood pulp) & 30% Cotton.   The cellulose used in our dishcloths is sourced from Norway and is the cleanest cellulose available, meaning less water is necessary for washing the cellulose prior to making into a dishcloth.  Our designs are printed on the dishcloths in Finland with water based inks sourced from Austria.  This product is the zero waste alternative to mainstream, foamed plastic kitchen sponges.

How long have these dishcloths been around?

Invented by a Swedish paper engineer in the 1950's, the Scandinavian's have been using the product for decades. Our Sweetgum dishcloths are printed in the lovely land of Finland.  

What makes Sweetgum dishcloths special?

Sweetgum dishcloths are premium quality, custom designed by Sandra Venus, founder of Sweetgum Home.  Sandra's delightful drawings are inspired by New England, regional recipes and time spent cooking with family.  Combined with our kitchen tea towels and trays, Sandra's dishcloth designs make sweet, eco-friendly gifts for the host, newlywed or housewarming.


What happens when they get dirty? 

Toss them in the washing machine along with your other linens.  These dishcloths are bleach safe, so go ahead and put them in with the whites.  Remove & air dry when the wash cycle is complete.  Expect to get about 50 washes out of our dishcloths.

Can I use it as a washcloth in the shower? 

Absolutely!  They're great at cleaning up messy toddlers too :)


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