Friday, July 26, 2013

Skoy Eco-Friendly Cloth review & 4pk Giveaway US 8/9

Michelle and Karen, two stay at home moms living in Encinitas, California, shared the desire to create a cloth that was better than another cloth either of them had ever used, but one that was also environmentally friendly. They began doing a little research and were shocked to see how people were cleaning their kitchens, but even more shocked when they found out how many tons of paper towels were being used and filling up landfills (2.5 million tons annually). They had a little extra time to begin this journey as their children had just started elementary school. They researched their product for almost a year and such great passion for it because they believed it was the best thing out there. They didn't stop here though, they have two new Skoy products, Skoy Scrub and Skoy Sink Rail. They made these two products to complete all of the clean up tasks Skoy Cloth. 

Where did the name Skoy come from and what does it mean? 
They looked for a long time until they found a word that was their philosophy for their business. Skoj (pronounced Skoy) is the Swedish word for "just for fun". They thought it would be the perfect word for their business. They wanted a business that they could have fun doing as well as bringing fun to the kitchen with really cool designs so they feel they have accomplished this while continuing to do their part to take care of Earth.

Skoy Cloth
 Skoy Cloth is a European made innovative cloth that is available in many colors and designs, it is 100% biodegradable when properly composted as it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. Skoy Cloth breaks down within 5 weeks. This innovative cloth is to take the place of your paper towels, sponges, rags, dishcloths, etc. It is chlorine-free, unbleached, non-GMO and is made with water-based colors and inks. Skoy Cloth is reusable and can last months, it is absorbent and is a multi-use product! Skoy Cloth is $6.99 for a 4 pack and one skoy cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towel, paper towel costs roughly $2 per roll. Skoy Cloth is great for your wallet and the Earth.

So how do you reuse something that is biodegradable?! 
Skoy Cloth is dishwasher and washer/dryer safe! It is quick drying cloth, unlike sponges they reek and are a breeding ground for bacteria, which will never happen with Skoy Cloth if microwaved regularly. Cleaning your Skoy Cloth will keep it and your family healthy and germ-free.

Skoy cloth has two different textures to it's two sides and is great for scrubbing even stuck on messes from nights before. I used one of my Skoy Cloths to scrub my stove top and it did an amazing job! 

As you can tell I am quite the messy cook, after cooking just one meal, my stove top often looks like it hasn't been cleaned for many days. 

I got my Skoy cloth wet, wow it is definitely absorbent! Skoy Cloth can hold up to 15% of it's weight, which is like taking 15 sheets of good quality paper towel, stacking them together and getting them wet, but Skoy Cloth is much softer and much better and easier to clean with. It took me maybe all of 3 minutes to scrub my stove top clean. Piece of cake! Nice white and squeaky clean stove top with no fuzz or pieces of paper towel or other towels left behind.

I also use Skoy Cloth to wash my dishes and scrub dirty hand prints and other things the kids decide to put on surface, off of walls, dressers, etc with no issue. No removing of the paint either, perfect because we are only renters!

Skoy's Fundrasing for Schools!
School fundraising

 Skoy has started a fundraiser opportunity for schools as many local schools to them have asked abotu raising environmental awareness through fundraising. They have created a customized print (pictured above) for their school fundraising, this combines 5 regular colorful Skoy cloths with the school print to create a unique 6 pack. How much would your child's school receive from this fundraiser? Each 6 pack will be sold by the children for $10 out of this $10, $4 will go to the fundraising. Consequently, your child's school will purchase each pack for $6, which is a 40% gross profit for your child's school.
Schools can get started by filling out the form here as well as finding additional information.

Where can you buy Skoy? 
Skoy is available in all The Container Store locations as well as select Cost Plus World Market locations! Is there one near you? Find out here! I discovered that their is one not too far from me, here in Wisconsin! 
You can also purchase through the Skoy website, many E-Tailors and Amazon.  
Skoy also has a subscription you can sign-up for with FREE shipping! When you subscribe, you will get 8 mixed colored Skoy cloths on a regular basis (depends on the period choice you select). Subscriptions can be 3, 4, 5 or 6 months, meaning you would receive the 8 pack every x amount of months. This subscription can be cancelled at anytime. 
Connect with Skoy

One lucky reader will win their own 4 pack of Skoy Cloth ($6.99ARV), pictured above. This giveaway is open to US residents whom are at least 18 years of age at time of entrance. Winner will be chosen at random, notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. To enter this giveaway, complete the entry options in the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck! 

Disclosure: I received the above products in exchange for my honest review, all opinions and experiences are my own and may differ from those of your own. I received no monetary compensation for this publication.


  1. I like you can use it in the kitchen and it can be washed and used for other chores around the house and then wash it and go use it outdoors looks like it is eco friendly

  2. I learned that a Skoy Cloth can last over 50 wash cycles and concentrated bleach is not recommended. I can't believe that some people use the same Skoy Cloth for a year. What a great value that is!
    Thank you for the giveaway! Kathleen on the RC

  3. they can be used to clean around the house

  4. I learned it is 100% biodegradable • Absorbent • Re-usable • European-made • Compostable • Multi-use • Unique designs and fun colors! I would use it to keep my kitchen clean.

  5. I would use it to clean my counters.

  6. I learned they are biodegradable and I'd use them to clean my kitchen.