CLEAN IT: ACRYLIC SPONGE
Magically Clean Eco Tawashi
Crochet this pretty and practical acrylic sponge to
clean your dishes without soap. BY NARUMI OGAWA
A Japanese friend introduced eco tawashi to me about
5 years ago, when he asked me to make a crochet
motif with 100% acrylic yarn. He explained that the
yarn is made of very fine synthetic fibers similar to microfiber,
and that this fine-filamented material is the key to magical cleaning. The acrylic sponge is scratch-free, and you can use it not
only for dishes, but also for the bathtub and shower, for washing
a car — basically anywhere you want.
The best part of using eco tawashi is that you can do dishes
without soap. This way, you save lots of water and you don’t need
to use synthetic detergent, which drains into our lakes, rivers,
and oceans. If your plates are a little greasy, add some baking
soda or vinegar, and you’ll be surprised by the results.