Skoy Cloth Review and Giveaway (2 Winners!)

 

As featured on this months cover of Women’s Day magazine, Skoy Cloth is an amazing little product that packs quite a mighty punch. I was recently given the opportunity to test these cleaning cloths for myself and I was more than a little impressed. In many ways, my preconceptions about this product were proven wrong and I can honestly say that I am likely to continue using Skoy Cloths in the months and years to come.


{About the Company}

Owned and  by two women, Michelle and Karen decided to start the Skoy Cloth business and bring Michelle’s European born idea to the US after her move here. The idea was to provide a way for consumers to eliminate the use of the 2.5 million tons of paper towels they were sending to the landfill each year.

The Skoy factory employs green methods of disposal and recycling in the creation of their all-natural products and the safety of the environment is always their focus.

{In Their Words}

“Skoy cloth is a fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloth. Our re-usable earth friendly cloth is perfect in your kitchen, bathroom, and on most surface areas in your home or office. Skoy cloth can be used in place of your sponge, wash cloth or paper towels.

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.”

{My Take}

When I first opened the package that contained my Skoy Cloths, the first thing that went through my head was how much larger they were than I had expected. I don’t know why, but I had pictured them to be about the size of a sponge or index card and they are actually much larger. In fact, they are bigger than even two sponges put together and can hold up to 15X their weight in liquid. In comparison, a microfiber sponge can only hold up to 7X its weight in liquid.

The second thing that really threw me for a loop was how thick and soft they were. I expected something a little thicker than a paper towel, but not as thick as a dish cloth. When Skoy Cloths are damp. they are thicker than any other dish cloth I have ever used and they do not break apart or peel when you scrub with them like most sponges or those eraser products. The cloths are stiff when dry, but soft enough to wipe little hands and mouths when damp.

As I was testing these cloths out, I found that while I can intentionally rip a wet Skoy cloth, it is not an easy task to accomplish and through both rough and smooth surfaces, with or without cleaner and thick dirt and grime, the cloths did not once start to fall apart, pill, or lose their usefulness. I scrubbed sinks, bathtubs, children, wiped up spills, cleaned couters and even washed my car with Skoy Cloths (not in that order or with the same cloth) and there is not a single negative I could report.

One Skoy Cloth can take the place of up to 15 rolls of paper towels in a normal household. In mine, it is most definitely more, as we would go through paper towels like they were water. This is one little thing you can change in your own home that could have a huge impact on the environment while saving you money, and that is right up my alley. All I had to do to get my Skoy Cloth to look like new again, was slip it into the washing machine with a load of laundry. They say one cloth will last 5 weeks, but I believe it can go much longer.

{Buy It}

If you want to try this product out for yourself, they are sold in a cute little four pack for only $6.99. I tried the four color inspirational message four pack and loved the little sayings that brightened my day, but they also come in flowers designs and many different shades. You can visit the Skoy Cloth website to make a purchase.

{Win It} (2 Winners)

Skoy Cloth was kind enough to offer to give two lucky readers a 4 pk of Skoy Cloths each! Trust me, once you try these you will see the true value of this giveaway!

This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ only and will end on  July 2, 2010 at 8:00pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen at random. Please leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win.

Mandatory Entry

In order to enter this giveaway, you must visit the Skoy Cloth Website and list one thing that you learned about this product or the company. (Please actually visit the website as a way of supporting the sponsor!)

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* I was given a sample pack of Skoy Cloths to review, but the words, opinions and thoughts discussed in the review above are entirely my own and were not influenced by any other means.

143 Comments

  1. I learned you can microwave it to kill any germs (aside from washing it…)

    iclipcoupons at gmail dot com

  2. I love that you can sanitize it by putting it in the microwave.

    frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. Washer and dryer safe! A definite plus. Microwaving it to kill germs is a good idea, and I bet it would work for sponges, too.
    kate.z.stone@gmail

  4. I learned that using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home.

    imin2fun81 at mail dot com

  5. Very cool product! I learned that they are bio degradable, reusable, and Skoy means "Just for fun!".

    ecofriendlyandfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Skoj (pronounced Skoy) is a Swedish word that means: “just for fun”! I like that the owners realize that life is about fun!
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

  7. I learned that they really do need to spread their retail availability to the middle of the country! There are a lot of people between the east and west coasts–the closest sites to me are each more than 200 miles away.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

  8. I learned that one Skoy cloth is equivalent to 15 rolls of paper towels..saving me about $113 per four pack of cloths!!
    I also learned that I really need some of these! 😉

    mama_mint64 at hotmail dot com

  9. I learned that you can microwave them to kill germs, that's great.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. I learned that I'll save money by not having to use so many paper towels!

    michloves80s at gmail dot com

  11. I learned that you can wash your Skoy in the dishwasher – what a great idea! And you can also disinfect it in the microwave – who knew ☺
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

  12. What a neat product! I love that they're biodegradeable and that they'll last. I don't like our disposable society!! These are great! Thanks!

  13. I learned that it was European made. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  14. I actually learned a lot – most of which has already been posted 🙂 I will go with the fact that I learned that I LOVE the shade of blue that the flower-print cloth comes in! It would make me happy to clean using something that bright and pretty.

    lmclockedile[at]gmail[dot]com

  15. i learned that The SKOY cloth is a durable product due to the reusability factor and can last months.

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  16. I learned that the SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight!

    LuckyTammy1971(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Skoj is a Swedish word that means "just for fun". They chose this name for their business because it fit their philosophy, they wanted a business they could have fun doing as well as one that would bring fun to the kitchen. garrettsambo@aol.com

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