Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Bash Review & Giveaway #1- Skoy *CLOSED*

I really try to be green. My kids are in cloth diapers and use cloth wipes. So when I came across a company call SKOY, I knew I wanted to try it.

About SKOY
The 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.
The SKOY cloth is a durable product due to the reusability factor and can last months. Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home. With the high cost of paper towels, as much as $2 per roll, SKOY cloth is the obvious choice for your wallet and the environment.
The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Imagine using 15 sheets of good-quality paper towels at once… This is how a wet SKOY cloth will feel in your hand.
The SKOY cloth is long-lasting because of the wash ability feature. It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria. Have you ever used your sponge, then smelled your hand and it reeked of horrible bacteria? That will never happen again if you microwave your SKOY cloth regularly. It is also dishwasher and washer/dryer safe. Cleaning your SKOY cloth will keep it healthy and germ-free. Please see Use & Care for instructions.
The cool and unique designs will make cleaning fun!

I got on a cleaning kick the other day. I used just one of my SKOY cloths. I cleaned my stove, all my kitchen counters, microwave, dishes, and some poting soil that got spilled. That one SKOY still is just as good as new, lots of life left in it. It's amazing, I will be cutting paper towels out of my house now that I have SKOY!

Story of SKOY
Our story is quite simple. We had a desire to share a cloth that is better than any cloth we have ever used and was environmentally friendly. We started to do a little research and were shocked to see how people were cleaning their kitchens. We were even more shocked to find out how many tons of paper towels were being used annually (2.5 million tons) and filling up our landfills.
We are two stay-at-home moms living in Encinitas, California. Our children have begun Elementary school and we have a little extra time. We decided that this would be the perfect time to start our business.
We have been working and researching for almost a year on our product. We have such passion for this cloth because we believe that it is the best thing out there.
‘The idea originated when Michelle was living in Europe in the late 90’s. She discovered a product that was similar to the SKOY cloth and it was just amazing. Over time she found the cloth to be indispensible. When she moved back to the US, she realized that the use of a sponge was inadequate and the excessive use of paper towels, wasteful. Michelle searched and searched for a similar cloth and nothing even compared; nothing was of the same caliber. This is when Michelle introduced the cloth to Karen. She immediately fell in love with it and could not imagine cleaning with anything else.’
We then put our heads together and discussed a way to bring this product to the US with the requirement that it meet our high standard. Now we are so excited to be able to offer the SKOY cloth to you—which is everything that we had hoped it would be.

How we got our name
Looking for a name proved challenging. After looking for a long time, we found a word that is the philosophy of our business. Skoj (pronounced Skoy) is a Swedish word that means: “just for fun”! What a perfect word for our business. In other words, we wanted a business that we could have fun doing and at the same time would bring fun to the kitchen. With really cool designs we think we have accomplished this, while still doing our part to take care of the Earth.

About our factory
Our factory is aware of the responsibility for handling its resources carefully. We use renewable raw materials such as cellulose (derived from wood), and cotton to produce our SKOY cloths. Our factory has invested heavily in developing and implementing an integrated environmental recycling and disposal facility in which the economical use of energy and water is first and foremost. Production by-products are purified and recycled as far as possible within the process. Regeneration baths are returned to production by an evaporation process. Wastewater is treated at the site's biological wastewater purification plants. This environmental concept is at the vanguard of operations-related environmental policy and has resulted in our factory becoming a reference company throughout the industry.

Use & Care
USE
Wet your SKOY cloth before using. Be sure to squeeze out the excess water for optimal absorption. It can be used with popular household cleaners, but works just as well with water.
Note: Rinse cloth very well when combined with dish soap in order not to leave residue.
We recommend that after your SKOY cloth has passed its prime, it can be used as a rag for heavier cleaning. Chlorine-use is not recommended.
CARE
The SKOY can be cleaned in your dishwasher and is washer and dryer safe up to 90°C (190°F).
Another option to keep your SKOY cloth germ-free is to microwave it daily when damp for 1-2 minutes. This will also remove possible bad smell that is caused by bacteria. Remember your SKOY cloth must be wet when microwaving for best effect and to avoid risk for fires. The SKOY cloth will be extremely hot when removing from the microwave so please use caution and wait a moment. Immediately run under cool water to rinse.
Note: Make sure the SKOY cloth is wet when microwaving to avoid fires.
Warning: The SKOY cloth can be extremely hot when removing from the microwave.

Buy It: SKOY 4 cloths for $6.99
Win It: SKOY is offering 2 of my readers a chance to win their own 4pk of SKOY Cloths.
You must be a Mama Monkmee Google Follower to participate.


Mandatory Entry: Visit SKOY and tell me one thing you learned.

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ReTweet- Win a set of SKOY Cloths from @adjolly and @skoycloths Ends 7/15


RULES: Open to U.S. Residents. Giveaway Ends July 15th, 2010 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be selected using Random.org and emailed. You will have 48 hours to respond. If no response prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.


*This is MY honest and true opinion about this product that I was sent free of charge to review. I was not paid to say these things*

73 comments:

Aimee said...

Wow, I really want to try those!! I learned on the SKOY website that you can clean them by putting them in the dishwasher-- how cool is that??

Aimee said...

PS: I am already a fan of yours on Facebook and I already follow you on Twitter. Now I am a fan of SKOY and are following them on Twitter. :)

Njos Family said...

SKOY is reusable and washable it can last a very long time, some people still use them after a year - this is perfect.

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Katrina said...

I love that they are dishwasher or machine washer safe! =)

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Tina said...

I learned you can wash it in the dishwasher!

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

Great product! I learned that they got their name from a Swedish word that means "Just for fun"!

Btw, I have a Green Giveaway Linky on my blog that you should add this to!

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Laura said...

I learned that if need be, you can throw your skoy cloth in the dishwasher! cool!

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Anonymous said...

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I learned that you can clean them by putting them in the dishwasher

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I learned that i can clean them in the dishwasher

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I learned that you can use them for a year sometimes!

Wehaf said...

SKOY cloths are biodegradeable!

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K said...

I learned you can buy them online at Uncommon Goods and other retailers.
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Ashley said...

I learned that I'd save a LOT of paper towels by just using Skoy cloths instead!
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Julia said...

SKOY is chlorine free.

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Smarti said...

they are biodegradable
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