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How To Care For Compostable Sponge Cloths

How To Care For Compostable Sponge Cloths

We love these compostable kitchen sponge cloths! They're made from 100% compostable material, 70% cellulose and 30% cotton fibre. The cloth fabric is made in Europe and we print them with our beautiful designs here in our studio in Cornwall.

Eco Kitchen Sponge Cloths from Helen Round

The two most important things about these cloths are that they replace the need for a plastic based sponge or cloth and when they are at the end of their useful lives they are fully compostable.  After about 8 weeks, there is zero waste remaining.  You have the benefit of finding and using an attractive useful sponge cloth, without adding to the world's plastic problem.

How To Care for Your Eco Sponge Cloth

You may be wondering how to care for these fully compostable sponge cloths?  Here, we talk through the best ways to maximise the life span of your cloths with these care tips to help you to keep your sponge cloth fresh. 

Bluebell Printed Compostable Eco Kitchen Sponge Cloth from Helen Round

With the right care each cloth can last for six months or longer in your kitchen.  Then they can always be repurposed to another use like cleaning outdoor furniture or wiping down windows and doors.

They are super easy to use - here are 6 tips to care for your cloths!

Tip 1: Rinse Regularly

You can use your sponge cloth for various tasks from wiping countertops to washing up. After each use, rinses it out under warm water to remove any debris or soap residue.  Like any cloth, place it over your tap or kitchen drainer when not in use.

 Leaf Design Compostable Eco Kitchen Sponge Cloth from Helen Round

Tip 2: Deep Clean

If your cloth becomes grubby, pop it in the top of your dishwasher or in your washing machine with other tea towels or dish cloths.  Use a mild detergent and avoid bleach-based products.

Eco Kitchen Sponge Cloths in Dishwasher for washing from Helen Round


Tip 3: Disinfecting

If you like to disinfect your cloths, you can soak these lovely cloths in a mixture of 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar for a few hours.  Give it a good rinse afterwards for best results and your cloth will be beautifully fresh.  If you don't like the smell of vinegar then lemon juice works well too!

 Bee Design Eco Kitchen Sponge Cloth from Helen Round


Tip 4: Drying

After washing, let your cloth dry naturally by hanging it over your tap, on the edge of your sink or in your dish drainer.  Lie it flat to dry.

Eco Sponge Cloth from the Garden Print Design Drying Flat from a collection by Helen Round

Tip 5: Life Span

Your sponge cloth can have a lifespan of six to 12 months or more.  Even when it starts to look a bit frayed, don’t despair, it can be used for other tasks around the home, from cleaning outdoor furniture to polishing bicycles!  Keep the cloth in action as long as possible, with the confidence of knowing that it can be recycled at the end of its useful life.

Fish Design Eco Sponge Cloth from the Quayside Collection by Helen Round

Tip 6: Composting

These wonderful sponge cloths can be composted or placed in paper recycling.  To compost, simply cut into strips and pop into your compost bin.  In just a few weeks, the cloth breaks down completely, leaving absolutely zero waste behind! 

 We love these cloths because they are:

  • sustainable, biodegradable and safe to compost
  • vegan and cruelty-free
  • plastic free, long lasting and practical
  • eco packaged with a low impact recyclable paper band
  • printed in Cornwall using water based ink
  • 70% cellulose/30% cotton fibre cloth is made in Europe.

These versatile sponges offer a sustainable and economical solution for housekeeping and cleaning. They reduce your single-use plastic consumption and help create a more eco-friendly home.

Available in 6 different designs each pack of two comes with one white and one grey cloth.  

Range of Compostable Eco Kitchen Sponge Cloths being held in a fan shape from Helen Round

We'd love to hear what you think of our compostable sponge cloths or any of the products in our range.  You can email me or post your comments on social media; find us on Facebook or Instagram.

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