History: The original Swedish Dishcloth material was invented by a Swedish engineer named Curt Lindquist in 1949. Scandinavians have been using this item for years, and it is growing in popularity across the globe.
Shown here is the childhood cottage in Finland of our co-founder and designer, Lasse Baldauf. His family has been using Swedish Dishcloths since before he was born. In 2013, Lasse and his wife Lynda (the other co-founder) knew they needed to bring this special product to American markets.
Our genuine patented material is produced by our partners in a FairTrade-certified factory in Germany, using sustainably forested wood pulp and OEKO-TEX organic cotton. All of our patterns are designed and printed in Connecticut, USA. Co-founder Lasse Baldauf carefully creates each design by hand. Lasse’s designs are screen printed in Connecticut with water-based inks at a local printing press run by a talented husband and wife team.
Why are they better?
-Each dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels (saving money and reducing waste).
-Absorbs 20x its weight.
-Is far more hygienic than a sponge and won’t crumble or pill.
-Is far sturdier than a paper towel and will not easily fall apart.
-Air dries quickly, so it doesn’t breed bacteria or smell.
What do they clean?
-Perfect for household chores, from cleaning up spills to polishing.
– Can be used with soap, spray, cleaners, or just water!
– Cleans countertops, granite, porcelain, plastic, stainless steel, and glass.
– Effective for cleaning those nooks and crannies that might shred other cloths (grimy stovetop, we’re looking at you!)
– Cleans virtually streak-free.
How to care for a Swedish Dishcloth?
– Clean in the washing machine or top rack of the dishwasher.
– Sterilize in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, or microwave when damp for approximately 1 minute.
– May be gently bleached on occasion
– Squeeze out excess water and leave flat, drape over the faucet, or over the side of the sink to air dry.
-Three Bluebirds Swedish Dishcloths can be sterilized and reused up to 200 times!
– Do not tumble dry in the dryer.
– Do not wring out (as this may cause the dishcloth to become deformed).
– Be careful when cleaning knives, as this may cut the cloth.