Our story is quite simple. We had a desire to share a cloth that is better than any cloth we have ever used and was environmentally friendly. We started to do a little research and were shocked to see how people were cleaning their kitchens. We were even more shocked to find out how many tons of paper towels were being used annually (2.5 million tons) and filling up our landfills.
We are two stay-at-home moms living in Encinitas, California. Our children have begun Elementary school and we have a little extra time. We decided that this would be the perfect time to start our business.
We have been working and researching for almost a year on our product. We have such passion for this cloth because we believe that it is the best thing out there.
‘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 indispensable. 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.
How we got our name
Looking for a name proved challenging. After looking for a long time, we found a word that is the philosophy of our business. Skoj (pronounced Skoy) is a Swedish word that means: “just for fun”! What a perfect word for our business. In other words, we wanted a business that we could have fun doing and at the same time would bring fun to the kitchen. With really cool designs we think we have accomplished this, while still doing our part to take care of the Earth.
About our factory
Our factory is aware of the responsibility for handling its resources carefully. We use renewable raw materials such as cellulose (derived from wood), and cotton to produce our SKOY cloths. Our factory has invested heavily in developing and implementing an integrated environmental recycling and disposal facility in which the economical use of energy and water is first and foremost. Production by-products are purified and recycled as far as possible within the process. Regeneration baths are returned to production by an evaporation process. Wastewater is treated at the site’s biological wastewater purification plants. This environmental concept is at the vanguard of operations-related environmental policy and has resulted in our factory becoming a reference company throughout the industry.
These clothes come to you in a 4 pk. They are really stiff and made me nervous that they were gonna stay that way even when wet. They softened up really well.
70% Wood / 30% Cotton
Made of cotton and cellulose
A single skoy cloth will replace up to 15 rolls of paper towels
Perfect for use in the kitchen, bathroom and office; can be used on most surface areas in your home
I was grateful to hear that each one replaces 15 rolls of paper towels. Do you know how much paper towels cost? Paper towels cost around $1.50 each roll. If you do the math that is a savings of around $83 per 4 pk. These cost about $7 for the 4pk. These are much better for the enviroment. Plus with a family of 8, I love not having soo much trash! These are great for all kinds of cleaning. Also washing is so easy. You will love these. Go green!
I also wanted to mention that they we have a new fundraising program for schools. You can find out more information on our website under the fundraising tab.
Also – Skoy is available in all The Container Store locations and select Cost Plus World Market locations too
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Utah Valley Moms is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received a 4 pk of Skoy cloths to try and post my honest review.