Sunday, December 6, 2009

Skoy Cloth Review and Giveaway!

I think I am a relatively green person. I dont use paper plates. I drink out of glass cups and store my food in glass containers because of BPA dangers. I rarely use my dryer and I never heat dry my dishes in the dishwasher. I have to say though, we buy paper towels. Ack, I know, horrible. The truth is my husband will NOT let them go, and I cant make him. We use very little and a package of 8 rolls lasts us months, mostly because he works all day and I refuse to use them! Enter Skoy Cloth.

Owners of Skoy Cloth, Michelle and Karen were looking for a much more earth friendly cloth. They were shocked(and so am I!!) that 2.5 million TONS of paper towels fill our landfills annually. Think about that. That is a huge, serious number. That is JUST paper towels. Michelle fell in love with a similar cloth in Europe and couldn't find anything that compared here in the states. I agree! Sponges are disgusting and paper towels are wasteful. I always wondered why there was no middle ground! Karen and Michelle produce Skoy Cloth in a factory that is very environmentally aware. They only use renewable raw materials for Skoy Cloth. This makes me love it even more.

I got my Skoy Cloth and the first thing I noticed were the cute designs on them!

So the second thing I wanted to do was try it out! I didn't even wait! The instructions are easy and are as follows:

1) Wet the Skoy Cloth. Squeeze out excess moisture for best use. I used mine with my green cleaner, which is fine, but you can also just use water.



Did I mention there are no more steps? :) When Skoy cloth is past it's prime, use it for heavy duty cleaning. We dont use bleach in my house, but bleach use is not recommended. These babies can be used over and over again. It is like a sponge washcloth or something!

To care for Skoy cloth, it is recommended to dampen and microwave for about 2 minutes daily. This will sanitize it and kill any smell that may occur from bacteria. Ever notice how gross sponges get? These dont get that bad at all, but they do kinda work like a sponge, and should be washed. We wash ours in our dishwasher. You can also wash them in the washer and dryer. If you decide to microwave daily, MAKE SURE SKOY CLOTH IS WET TO AVOID FIRE. Whew, just wanted that disclaimer out there!

Skoy cloth is best used on hard surfaces!

Why do I love my Skoy cloth? It gives me even more reason to not use paper towels and it is 100% biodegradable! I couldn't be happier with these gems! They do exactly what they say they do! It's like reusing a strong paper towel over and over and over and....ok you get the point!

Some of you may be asking why it is better to dump a skoy cloth in a landfill versus a paper towel. Think about it. Skoy cloth can be used over and over. I dont care what Bounty says, I have never been able to run a paper towel under running water and keep on reusing it. One Skoy cloth can save an average of 15 rolls of paper towels from being put into a landfill. That is a huge help. Can you imagine if everyone used just one Skoy cloth instead of paper towels? That would make a huge impact.

Wanna try Skoy Cloth for yourself and put it to the test? Go here:

http://www.skoycloth.com/index_files/shopping.htm

You can find a local retailer here:

http://www.skoycloth.com/index_files/ourfriends.htm

WIN IT

There will be TWO winners! Each winner will receive their very own 4 pack of Skoy cloth! Ditch those paper towels!

To enter visit Skoy Cloth and tell me something else you learned or something you love about Skoy Cloth. Heck, you can tell me you think Skoy cloth is cute! You have to tell me something about Skoy Cloth though! This is mandatory. Please leave your email address so I can contact the winners!

Extra Credit
- Follow my blog for 2 extra entries. Do this in 2 seperate comments please. "I follow #1" "I follow #2"
- Blog about this giveaway for 2 extra entries and leave me a link. Once again, please leave 2 seperate comments for this. " I blogged #1" "I blogged #2"
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs by clicking the button in my side bar. That's all you have to do and you have voted. Leave 3 seperate comments for this as well!

This giveaway ends on December 20th at Midnight. Winners will be contacted via email and a post on this blog. If you win, you will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will pick a new winner. All winners are chosen using random.org.

A HUGE thank you to Michelle and Karen at Skoy Cloth for this amazing product, and for letting me get my crunchy hands on it! Thanks for the generous giveaway to my crunchy readers too!

52 comments :

  1. My husband is obsessed with paper towels, so hopefully these will change his mind! I love the daisy print and Skoy is Swedish for "just for fun!"
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

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  2. I follow #1
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  3. I follow #2
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  4. Skoy cloths are biodegradeable!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  5. Skoj is Swedish for "just for fun".

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  6. it comes in Mixed colors with inspirational text!!!!!!!!!

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  7. 100% biodegradable

    Absorbent

    Re-usable

    European-made
    mverno@roadrunner.com
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    and Fun…
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  8. Skoy means JUST FOR FUN in Swedish! :)

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  9. I like that Skoy Cloths are 100% biodegradable. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I follow through google friend. entry #1 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I follow through google friend. entry #2 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. They now have them with holiday designs on them.

    clynsg at yahoo dot com

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  13. Blog follower #1

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  15. I like that it can absorb 15x its own weight

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  16. These are too cute, I would love a product that is reusable for cleaning. I love the idea of killing the bacteria on the Skoy Cloth.
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  17. Blog Follwer #1
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  19. I voted #1 (you're currently 90)
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  20. I voted #2 (you're currently 90)
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  21. I voted #3 (you're currently 90)
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  22. the holiday prints are just adorable. Would love to clean with something so fun looking.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  23. The SKOY can be cleaned in your dishwasher and is washer and dryer safe up to 90°C (190°F).

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  24. 1) I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/skoy-cloth-giveaway/6539274

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  25. 2) I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/skoy-cloth-giveaway/6539274

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  26. They have new holiday designs & they're 100% bio degradable..
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  27. I follow #1
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  29. I love how durable they are! And being biodegradable is a nice bonus :)

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  30. I follow #1

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  32. Wow...Skoy cloths are 100% bio-degradable, and when tested, broke down completely in only five weeks! I think they are super-cool and think more people should use them...like me! LOL Hope I win this one! :)

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  33. I follow on Google Connect. #1


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  34. I follow on Google Connect. #2


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  35. I voted at TMB.#1

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  36. I voted at TMB. #2

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  37. I voted at TMB. #3
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  38. It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. SKOY cloth is a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks. After an independent composting test, SKOY cloth broke down completely within 5 weeks.

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  39. I didn't realize that a product existed and it will biodegrade in 5 weeks, that is awesome

    Lisa

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  40. They absorb 15X their own weight!!! I like the multicolor pack with flowers. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  41. I voted for you #1.
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  42. I voted for you #2.
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  43. I voted for you #3.
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  44. I love that the skoy Cleaning cloths are 100% biodegradable and Absorbent!
    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  45. I like that they are 100% biodegradable!
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  46. I love that it is completely biodegradable!

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  47. I love that they are re-usable and come in holiday designs :)

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