This sponge was developed by Brazilian artist Nara Guichon from leftover fishing nets rescued from the ocean.
They are hand-sewn by a group of women from a poor community in SC, generating income and supporting local work, both for these women and the fishermen from whom Nara buys the nets. Social and environmental responsibility.
This is an excellent replacement for the common sponges that need to be replaced every three months and can't be recycled. In addition, this sponge is very resistant as its material is supposed to persist in salty waters. If well maintained, it can last for about ten times longer than regular sponges. Imagine not having to buy a sponge for such a long time. Read more about it here.
80% of ocean pollution is plastic; a significant part of this number comes from the fishing industry.
When not recycled, nylon and polyamide are often found at the bottom of the ocean; their petroleum-derived material is highly resistant and polluting. The nets can take hundreds of years to decompose. Not to mention damaging significant marine life.
How to use to clean dishes: Remove excess of food from dishes, wet the sponge and rub it into the dish soap to create lather, clean dishes, repeat as needed. Tip: when washing knifes, make sure the cutting side of the knife its turned to the outside. This way won't damage the sponge.
No worries it won’t scratch your pans.
This sponge can last about ten times longer than regular sponges
It is a multi purpose product, can be used for all household duties. Including heavy cleaning, for exemple; Barbecue grills, Tiles, Windows, Shoes and more.
Suggestion on how to clean the sponge: Let it soak in a bowl with vinegar for 5 min.
Size: 13,5cm x 15cm
Material: Recycled Polyamide (nylon)
Note: As it is a handcrafted material, it may differ in color and size.