A little about Skoy (from Skoy's website)
Our story is quite simple.We had a desire to share a cloth that is better than any cloth we have ever used and was environmentally friendly.We started to do a little research and were shocked to see how people were cleaning their kitchens.We were even more shocked to find out how many tons of paper towels were being used annually (2.5 million tons) and filling up our landfills.We are two stay-at-home moms living in Encinitas, California.Our children have begun Elementary school and we have a little extra time. We decided that this would be the perfect time to start our business.We have been working and researching for almost a year on our product. We have such passion for this cloth because we believe that it is the best thing out there.
"The idea originated when Michelle was living in Europe in the late 90’s.She discovered a product that was similar to the SKOY cloth and it was just amazing.Over time she found the cloth to be indispensable.When she moved back to the US, she realized that the use of a sponge was inadequate and the excessive use of paper towels, wasteful. Michelle searched and searched for a similar cloth and nothing even compared; nothing was of the same caliber. This is when Michelle introduced the cloth to Karen. She immediately fell in love with it and could not imagine cleaning with anything else.’ We then put our heads together and discussed a way to bring this product to the US with the requirement that it meet our high standard. Now we are so excited to be able to offer the SKOY cloth to you—which is everything that we had hoped it would be.
SKOY cloth is a ...
Clean and Fun… multi-use cloth
The SKOY cloth is a fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloth. Our re-usable earth friendly cloth is perfect in your kitchen, bathroom, and on most surface areas in your home or office. SKOY cloth can be used in place of your sponge, wash cloth or paper towels.
It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable when properly composted because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. SKOY cloth is a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks. After an independent composting test, SKOY cloth broke down completely within 5 weeks.
The SKOY cloth is a durable product due to the reusability factor and can last months. Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home. With the high cost of paper towels, as much as $2 per roll, SKOY cloth is the obvious choice for your wallet and the environment.
The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Imagine using 15 sheets of good-quality paper towels at once… This is how a wet SKOY cloth will feel in your hand.
The SKOY cloth is long-lasting because of the wash ability feature. It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria. Have you ever used your sponge, then smelled your hand and it reeked of horrible bacteria? That will never happen again if you microwave your SKOY cloth regularly. It is also dishwasher and washer/dryer safe. Cleaning your SKOY cloth will keep it healthy and germ-free.
Please see Use & Care for instructions.
The cool and unique designs will make cleaning fun!
SKOY also has also added a new fundraising program for schools. They've created custom prints on the back of SKOY cloths.
How much does my school get?
The children will sell each pack for $10, of which $4 will go to the fundraising. Consequently, the school will purchase each pack for $6. That is a 40% gross profit for your school!
If shipping is required, the school is responsible for the shipping cost — if you want to use Skoy’s shipping service then the cost is $0.15 per pack.
For more information on SKOY's School Fundraisers go to http://www.skoycloth.com/index_files/fundraising.htm
My impression of SKOY cloths: I went to wash dishes placed the SKOY cloth under the water and it's rough texture turned into a water absorbing super cloth! I was amazed by how much water this little cloth took in. SKOY claims it replaces 15 rolls of paper towels now our household uses a lot of paper-towels, but not that much, but I can say I can see how it would replace paper-towels simply for the fact that paper-towels once you use one sheet out of all the brands of paper-towels I've tried they've not lasted passed one use. Using paper-towels is wasteful because you see commercial after commercial of it claiming to go along way when really it's just one or two wipes and it's done or it's in pieces. I did not have this problem with SKOY it feels very durable. It has diamond grooves on one side so that it can get the gritty stuff left behind on your dishes. If you ever notice paper-towels has this feature as well, but as soon as it gets wet they disappear. SKOY's diamond shaped grooves however do not. A 4-pack of SKOY cloths cost around $5.99. Given that this SKOY cloth was tested to it's regular standards and it finally broke down after 5 weeks I find is worth the money. I like the fact that you can pop it in the microwave and help cut down on germs, but it's also machine washable so that's a big plus as well.
SKOY was kind enough to send me a second 4-pack of SKOY cloths to do a give-a-way for you all so if you would like the chance to win a 4-pack of these little wonders ENTER AWAY!
I received these cloths from SKOY as apart of a review.