Swedish DishCloth Questions and Answers

Change your kitchen cleaning game with Swedish sponge cloths. Swedish dish cloths are super absorbent, quick-drying, and can be used for up to 12 months with proper care. Meant to replace your paper towels and sponges they are perfect for any kind of clean-up. Read our FAQs for answers to the most common questions.

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What's a Swedish sponge cloth?

Invented by a Swedish engineer in 1949, Swedish sponge cloths are made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton, they are durable enough to last up to 12 months with repeated washings. What’s most exciting is they are super absorbent, so they can hold up to 20 times their weight in water. They’re perfect for everyday use and are meant to replace your paper towels and sponges.

You might be asking yourself - are Swedish sponge cloths worth it?

Yes! Swedish dish cloths are eco-friendly and biodegradable. They air-dry quickly and because of this, bacteria and germs don’t have time to grow. More efficient than paper towels, they help save trees, water and money. 


How do you use a sponge cloth?

Perfect for household chores, they are great for wiping down granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, laminate, and glass top stoves for a streak-free shine. They clean up spills in a snap and can be used to dust your bookcases, dressers, picture frames, and more.

See below for a step-by-step overview:

  1.  Use your cellulose sponge cloth to clean up spills in a snap, quickly clean your dishes, wipe countertops, and more.
  2. Place them to dry on your counter or over your faucet for the next time you need them.
  3. When you need to wash your dish cloths, simply throw them in the washer and then hang them to dry in your kitchen. With fun patterns, they're not only eco-friendly, they're also fun to use.
How long do Swedish dish cloths last?

Swedish sponge cloths last 4-6 months with average wear and tear, but these cloths can be used up to a year. 1 sponge cloth can replace 17 rolls of paper towels, which can be a huge saving over time.


How often should you wash them?

When you feel they need a clean, you can wring them out with a little soap and water or throw them in the washing machine. Just hang them to dry, no need to out them through the dryer.

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Do you need to sanitize sponge cloths? 

The cloth is naturally anti-bacterial due to its quick-drying ability which means no dish cloth smell. No need to sanitize, just place them in the washing machine to clean.

How do you dispose of your dish cloths?

You can compost your cloths after 9-12 months of use since they are made with 100% natural materials.

Can Swedish dishcloths go in the dryer?

Since they are made of a mix of cellulose and cotton, you shouldn't put them in the dryer. They will shrink when exposed to heat for a long time. If you put them on the top rack of your dishwasher to clean be sure to turn off the drying cycle. 


What sizes do Mind Your Bees Swedish sponge cloths come in?

17 cm x 20 cm [6.75" x 8"] 


Order one of 3 Reusable Swedish sponge cloth patterns to start your eco-friendly journey.

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Or pick up a set of 3 Swedish dishcloth towels for all your cleaning needs.

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We offer free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on orders over $35 CAD. For more information see our Shipping Policy.

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