Monday, October 5

Skoy Cloth Review and Giveaway

If you are familiar with the green blogging world chances are that you have heard of Skoy Cloths. The earth friendly, reusable, 100% biodegradable, washable, 100% natural cloth that you use to clean with instead of paper towels and sponges.
Yup, that Skoy Cloth.

When Karen, co-owner of Skoy Cloths, contacted me about doing a review you know I said Yes!

I use a similar product and have been very happy with it so I was eager to compare the two.

Let me tell you, I am just as happy with Skoy Cloths! They work wonderfully.

Skoy was founded by two stay-at-home moms (Michelle & Karen) who live in Encinitas, California.
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 indispensible. 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.

  • Each SKOY is approximately 7”x 7”
  • Made using water-based colors and inks
  • Can be cleaned by placing in the dishwasher, washing machine, or microwave
  • Made in Germany but package in the USA (click here to read about the factory)
  • Is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels
  • Made from natural cotton & wood-pulp cellulose
  • Saves $ and tress!
  • Come in a variety of colors; orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, & white

The different colors are a nice way to keep their uses separate (blue for bath, yellow for kitchen).

They actually remind me a little of a car shammie. Before you use them you have to moisten them, squeeze out the excess water, and then wipe away.

I really like using them on my sinks, especially the stainless steel sink in my kitchen. I use the baking soda and vinegar and scrub with my yellow Skoy and off comes the yuck without leaving any residue behind. That is the part that I like the most. No left over residue. I can literally wipe once and up comes the dirt, grim, and cleaner without having to go over and over the same spot. After I am done I pop it in the microwave and then lay it out to dry. Good as new!

I have also found that I can use a smalled amount of my Method All Surface Cleaner™ because the cleaner does not soak into the cloth. Another bonus!

The more I use them the more I love them! Now you get a chance to love them too! The kind folks at Skoy Cloth are giving 2 of my readers Skoy Cloths of their own (Thanks gals!)

To Enter: Visit the Skoy Cloth website, have a look around, then come back here and leave a comment telling us something you learned!

Don't forget to include your e-mail address (if your profile does not have it listed)

Giveaway Ends: Sunday Oct. 11th!

Extra Entry: Blog or Twitter about this giveaway and post the links here.

Good Luck!

30 comments:

silverhartgirl said...

What I learned
According to a scientific study microwaving a wet sponge for 2 minutes is an effective method to sterilize it and kill the bacteria (click on WebMD to the right to read article).

Note: Make sure the SKOY cloth is wet when microwaving to avoid fires.

silverhartgirl said...

I blogged about it here
http://winningmommys.blogspot.com/2009/10/skoy-clothes-giveaway.html

mom2boys said...

I learned that they reduce waste compared to paper towels and they break down with 5 weeks composting and 16 weeks in the city landfill. Thanks for the giveaway!

hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I certainly have heard of SKOY and would love to give them a try! I learned that they can be used by golfers to clean clubs as well, something my hubby would like!
greengirlsgreengigs at gmail dot com

The Nanny said...

This is awesome! I learned that to keep the "SKOY cloth germ-free is to microwave it daily when damp for 1-2 minutes. This will also remove possible bad smell that is caused by bacteria." That's a great tip--I may try that with other towels as well!

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Michele Horne said...

I learned that you can compost them.

Jessica said...

I learned that it can be cleaned in your dishwasher. Awesome!
jessmy13@yahoo.com

kamewh said...

I learned that: "Another option to keep your SKOY cloth germ-free is to microwave it daily when damp for 1-2 minutes."

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

susan said...

I learned that SKOY is both biodegradable and compostable. Way cool!
philomela1@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

I learned that they break down with 5 weeks composting. That's great that they are so eco-friendly!

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

I learned that the SKOY can be cleaned in your dishwasher and is washer and dryer safe up to 90°C (190°F).

lauriemac982 at aol dot com

Daisy said...

I like the idea of microwaving it to kill bacteria.

Gale said...

I learned you can clean the clothes by microwaving them.

ecaria at hotmail dot com

Diana D said...

The Skoy cloth can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Royal Ranch said...

I had to laugh at the part of their website when it asked if you hate the smell the sponge leaves on your hand (bacteria)? That is one of my pet peeves! What a great product I blogged about it too!

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Royal Ranch blogged about it.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

WOW! These look amazing!!! I would love to win! One thing I have learned about them is that they are bio degradable!!! that is wonderfully eco-friendly! (plus less paper towel use!)

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I tweeted about this! :)

https://twitter.com/KatyLMA

Bombtastic Belle said...

I did not know you could microwave a sponge for two minutes and it'd kill the bacteria on it
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etirv said...

SKOY works best on hard surfaces, such as counter tops, table tops, bookshelves, etc.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I learned you can clean golf clubs with these and the design on them was to make cleaning fun. I have been wanting to try these. I am crossing my fingers! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Grace said...

You can throw it in the washer to clean it. This looks wonderful.

Nelsby said...

I learned that Skoy was started by stay-at-home moms living in Encinitas, California.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4717812460
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

tanya904 said...

I learned that SKOY is made from a unique blend of natural cotton and cellulose from wood.
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the brown couch said...

Very durable - last more than a year.

Deborah
comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

Michigan Addy Ready

Kathleen W. said...

I love SKOY cloths, and we use ours daily. I like that they're biodegradable and are easy to stash anywhere.

bison61 said...

We recommend that after your SKOY cloth has past its prime, it can be used as a rag for heavier cleaning. Chlorine-use is not recommended.

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Brandy said...

I wouldn't have thought it would be better absorbing than microfiber. Who knew!

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CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I learned that SKOY is made from a unique blend of natural cotton and cellulose from wood.
I really want to try these! :)

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