Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SKOY is here!

Hello, my name is Sara and I am a dish rag addict. I fully admit that I have an obsession with avoiding paper towels. Maybe some of you can relate. It started as a frugal thing, I hated the extra dollars they added to my grocery bill, but then I realized how much waste they created. But lets be honest....a traditional rag doesn't always get the job done quite as neatly as the paper towels did. Not to mention how icky they get after just one use....getting a whiff of a stinky dishrag is the worst! We got a chance to try out SKOY, and I am officially in love! I had to order some immediately to offer on MamaGoesGreen!

I've been using my SKOY for about a month now, and as other moms must imagine, I have had PLENTY of opportunities to test out the durability and effectiveness. Dried up egg, jelly, peanut butter, and various unidentifiable messes are all tackled efficiently with the SKOY cloth. And just a quick rinse and ring, and the SKOY will be ready for its next use. I've had one in use for a month, and it has held up to the dishwasher every night, and just now needs to be replaced. At this price, these will save you money from the start!

SKOY is eco-friendly because they are 100% biodegradable, and made from a unique blend of cotton and wood-pulp cellulose. They are manufactured in Germany, in a facility that makes every effort to be as eco-friendly as possible. Independent tests have shown this to completely break down in compost within 5 weeks. All of the colors and inks are made using water based materials.

In celebration of EARTH DAY 2009, we will be featuring 1-2 products that we love per week, and doing giveaways for each of them! SKOY starts off the festivities, with a total of 3 winners! Here is how to enter:

1. Leave me a comment about how you are trying to cut down your waste
2. Twitter @Mamagoesgreen about this giveaway
3. Visit and tell me what you'd love to see the next giveaway about
4. Subscribe to this blog
5. Become a Facebook fan

3 winners will be chosen on April 10th, 12pm EST. Be sure to leave your email address so you can be reached. Have fun!


Gift of Green said...

After a brief fall off the wagon, I have really become re-dedicated to using my reusable shopping bags - the ride up front with me in the car and forgetting them is no longer an excuse for not heading back out to the parking lot to retrieve them!

The Green Yak on Etsy said...

I've *finally* given up buying bottled water. I found a really nice reusable bottle to take to the gym, and that was pretty much the end of plastic bottles for me :-D

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Kimberly said...

I retweeted on Twitter @KDBorgeson & subscribed to your Facebook group! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a great contest!

VanderbiltWife said...

I use cloth diapers and reusable grocery sacks!

Carolyn G said...

We are using eco bags instead of bags from the grocery store. I am also using cloth wipes (these would be great) instead of the disposable ones to conserve and not have so much waste.

Carolyn G said...

I subscribe

Carolyn G said...

I like the Engage Green RECYCLED plastic Small Messenger Bag and would love to see you giveaway one of these.

Maria D. said...

I try to repurpose every container that comes into the house-- salsa jars, coffee tins, etc. It really does help me as well as help the environment!

Theresa N. said...

We compost everything possible for gardening.

Theresa N

Kelly said...

Well, hopefully this isn't TMI, but I just started using a DivaCup and I'm in the process of making some cloth pads to use as backup! It's surprisingly easy to use, btw! :-)
I also have been trying to bring my reusable shopping bags along, but I'm still getting into the swing of that. Although I just found cheapo netting bags in sets of 4 at the dollar tree that are great to stuff in my pocket so I always have SOMEthing around for those one or two item purchases!

EcoLabel Fundraising said...

I just felt I had to stand-up and admit to my addiction to dish rags, too. My husband thinks I'm nuts. I'm a bit of a paper towel nazi around the house.

I do toy with how much more environmentally friendly it is since I use a new dishrag daily, which requires me to wash 7 dish rags a week!

Glad to meet another addict...

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