Rectangular loofahs will arrive as flat as a pancake as they have been vacuum shrunk. Add them to water, and they soon puff out and grow. They are remarkable at cleaning all kinds of things: dishes, surfaces, people! As with many of our homewares: they are totally circular meaning they are compostable and will happily break down in your compost heap.
As we have already said loofahs are part of the cucumber family. The loofah or luffa as it’s known in the scientific community can only be eaten when it is young or it becomes too dry. It is a popular cooking ingredient in China, India and Vietnam.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
WHO MADE THE RECTANGULAR LOOFAHS?
As with all the green dot products made in China, these are made in a factory owned by a millennial who has demonstrated refreshing, fair and progressive employment views from the numerous conversations we have had. He employs both men and women, absolutely no children and pays a good wage. Many of his employees are young graduates who studied business.
HOW THEY REACH THE UK?
A few years ago we discovered a freight line between China and eastern Europe- products travel from all corners of China to Hungary where they disembark and carry on their journey to their final destination. This amazed us as it meant that it was not only quicker than sea freight, but also ship greener. Therefore, we courier most of our products that are made in China by train. We sometimes use sea too, for example for our bamboo toilet rolls, sea freight is simply more economical. From Vietnam and India we use sea freight due to the volume. Our razors, which are produced in Pakistan, travel by air freight as the volume is too small for these to travel by sea but we are constantly monitoring the situation. We want to be a completely flight free company within 2-years.
Rectangular loofahs are 11 CMs in length and 7 CMs in width.