The Green Collective SPRUCE Cloths Kiwiana Sets
#sustainable gifts #plastic free
Give the gift of sustainable & waste-free living!
These beautiful sets of either 3 or 4 Kiwiana SPRUCE cloths will please lovers of all things New Zealand!
- Set of 3 Glenn Jones Kiwiana designs: Jet Planes, Tricky Tiki, and Spilt Milk.
- Set of 4 Kiwiana Cloths: Fern, Snapper, Kowhai, and Pohutukawa
- Optionally add gift wrapping or a gift box here
SPRUCE are made from 100% natural and renewable materials: cellulose blended with cotton. They are super absorbent cloths, wonderful for washing up, wiping, and polishing. So no more non-biodegradable plastic sponges and polyester cloths! The beautiful designs are printed with water based inks and so the cloths are fully compostable, while most other cloths are made from synthetic materials (see Wikipedia.)
Durable enough for repeated machine wash, either in washing machine or the top rack of your dishwasher. Each cloth will last you many months (and have been known to still be circulating 2 years later).
- Are made from all natural materials and are 100% biodegradable
- Absorb liquids better than a microfiber cloth and as such is superior for kitchen use
- Machine washable and long-lasting
- Absorbent and also quick-drying
- Uses go beyond the kitchen! These also make great, fast drying face cloths
- Beautiful designs to brighten your kitchen & home.
One SPRUCE cloth replaces 15 rolls of paper towels, saving you money and reducing landfill waste. They soften in contact with water and can absorb 15 x their weight, dry fast so they don’t breed bacteria or smell like sponges. This makes them the premier cloth on kitchen surfaces. Other uses can include dusting, glass ware, office, car and more.
Let’s prevent the piles of old plastic and synthetic dishcloths from finishing up in landfill each year. Reducing waste makes them fabulous for boating and camping where it’s important to travel light, minimise space and be environmentally responsible.
There is NO additional packaging on our cloths and they are NOT individually wrapped.
Size: 17 x 20 cm.
Directions for Use:
Wet to soften your SPRUCE cloth before using.
To wash you can pop into your washing machine, or top rack of the dishwasher. Don't use softeners as these can break down the fibers. If it ends up in your dryer it will look crinkled and shrunk. Don't worry - wet it and it will return to shape, however repeated use of the dryer will shorten it's life.
If you wish to seriously sterilise SPRUCE, ensure it is WET and place into the microwave for 2min, or soak in boiling water. Take care removing as it will be very hot.
SPRUCE are printed with water based environmentally friendly ink.
You can use the cloth with or without cleaning products. Harsh cleaning products will not remove the print colour. Hot, soapy water will remove traces and smells from most of the sauces, spills and kitchen accidents. Don't forget the benefits of hanging the cloth out in the sunshine and let mother nature work her wonders.
Other uses: kitchen cleanup, bathroom scrubbing, streak free windows, mirrors and glassware, polishing silverware without abrasion, dusting, car cleaning and more.
End of Life
After a few months in the kitchen you may choose to 'downgrade' the cloth to other cleaning. One tip is to chop off a small corner of that cloth to remind you that it is no longer for food preparation. As you take that cloth to the toilet or garage, another corner chopped off will ensure it doesn't come back to the main house.
Once you have completely finished with your cloth, SPRUCE is fabulously both biodegradable and home-compostable. An independent test showed a cloth completely breaking down in 5 weeks in a home compost system. To speed up composting, cut into smaller pieces. Used cloths are also ideal to line the bottom of pot plants to soak any overwatering too.