Saturday, February 19, 2011

SKOY Cloth Review + {Giveaway – Ends 3/7} (CLOSED)






Reusable and green is what it’s all about in our modern time. I’m excited about all the products that we have available to us to help in keeping things simpler. Learning to recycle and reuse has been fun for me. I’m not an extremist, but I am a work in progress. I love my reusable shopping bags, even if it does embarrass my husband at the mall. I’m happy to have green cleaning products and chemical-free garden products. I’ve not found the right product, but I would love to switch to cloth table napkins only.

Right in line with my families need is this latest product I reviewed. SKOY Cloth is a paper towel replacement. The earth-friendly cloths are thick yet small enough to work well where a paper towel is normally used. SKOY was the invention of two stay-at-home moms from California who were looking for a product to replace all the used paper towels they were seeing. The SKOY cloth is reusable and machine washable. It can take place of 15 rolls of paper towels! And it can absorb 15 times its own weight.

To use the SKOY cloth you simple dampen it with a little water. Then you have a perfect scrubber for all the dirty jobs around the house. I used mine in place of a sponge I usually clean my countertops with. It has a great texture that makes it thin, yet thick enough and sturdy enough to scrub and get everything clean without much effort. I did have a problem with it staining when I used it on something colored that had spilled on the counter, but I’ll admit that I didn’t wash it right away. It sat on the cloth for a while. I think prompt washing would have helped that problem.

When it’s dirty you can machine wash it or microwave it to keep it germ-free. I washed mine in the washing machine and then stuck it in the dryer. It went through with my other towels. It holds up great in the wash. It seemed to shrink up a little when it dried, but once you get it wet again it’s back to it’s old self.



The SKOY cloth is small and when dry they hardly take up any room in my kitchen at all. I can just keep my little stash of them handy and out of sight when they aren’t in use. Since the SKOY cloth is made of natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp it is 100% biodegradable. You can use it over and over, and when it’s seen its better days you can toss it without worries. It will break down in only 5 weeks. And the colors and inks are chlorine-free; they use a water-based color and ink instead.

SKOY cloths are available in several varieties. You can get a 4-pack of mixed colors with flower print, 4-pack white with flower print, and a few other print options as well. See below to find out where you can buy your own.


Buy It:  SKOY Cloths are available through their website and Amazon.

Win It:  I have one 4-pack of SKOY Cloths for a lucky reader to win.

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111 comments:

jen(melty) said...

Oooh I love these! I was just looking on their site and I like the plain white ones with the flower print but it's nice that they have all these colors. I have been kind of halfheartedly looking around for a paper towel replacement since we use cloth wherever else we can (and as it is I try to avoid using paper towels but my husband is a die hard fan.. at least if I can get him to reduce!)

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I think the Christmas ones are cute. Not that I would use them all year around, but they are cute...

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