The Green Collective - SPRUCE
What our experts say...
How nice it was to have a washcloth/sponge that actually looked lovely! It brightened up my kitchen and made me smile every time I saw it. What I really loved about the product was that it acted like a microfiber cloth but (being made of cotton) didn’t lead to pesky fibers going down the drain and adding to the plastic pollution issue. It was incredibly versatile as well; given it’s high level of absorbancy I used it as a drip mat at our water station to soak up any child-induced flooding. A lovely addition to the kitchen.
I am really impressed all over by this company’s dedication to the environment and being a conduit for change. I love that they are the “waste tinder” and that they would put in extra work (that doesn’t necessarily have a financial reward) by offering solutions to other companies/organisations and offering them ideas for eco initiatives. As an artist myself, I was particularly happy that they paid their emerging designers – far too often artists (especially those yet to be established) are asked to make art in exchange for exposure. Exposure does not pay the bills, so I was really pleased to see that. I’m also really happy that they provided the statistics on how much plastic they have replaced and that I don’t need to worry about microfibre shedding from the cloths, which is a really big concern of mine.
– Emily Ehers
I loved that the cloths felt high quality. They don’t break apart when in use like normal sponge type cloths and they also dry out really quickly when not in use. The patterns are pretty and fun too. I found this business’s social responsibility statement really inspiring. I love how they are thinking “outside the box”. I also love how they have been able to repurpose old damaged goods (hot air balloons etc). They obviously prioritise donating to a range of worthy causes as well. Overall I’m really impressed with this business’s product and their ethical, sustainable and socially responsible statements. I will be buying this product again.
– Shannon Welch
Brightening up my kitchen with beautiful prints, these gorgeous cloths are absorbent, surprisingly durable and easy to clean; surfaces, plates and itself – in the dishwasher! My 6 year old daughter loves the Australian animal print so much that she has taken on the responsibility of wiping the table after meals, just to be able to claim it as her own! (If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is!) I love that at the end of it’s long, hard working life I can pop it in the compost. Highly recommended.
– Emily Fletcher
These are fabulous sponges for everyday use – perfect for bench tops, table tops and even washing up. Love how they can be washed easily and reused many times. They absorbed water well and cleaned up spills with ease. Beautiful prints on them – bringing art into your kitchen. Great use of water based, eco friendly dyes and overall low impact products.
– Corrine Sultana