“The Toockies set of 3 multi-purpose scrub cloths are made from certified 100% organic cotton and are hand made the use of Fair Trade practices by women in a small village outside of Calcutta, India. These durable all-purpose cloths are ribbed for deep scrubbing and are protected to be used on granite, marble and stone countertops, great for washing dishes and durable enough to be used in cleaning bathrooms, cars, trucks and boats. Soft and protected enough to use on hands and feet! The knit pattern is perfect for scrubbing stainless steel appliances and glass stove tops, counter tops, dishes…Easy to use they work best damp…just place under running water, roll like a carpet, double over, twist hard and strain.
Her name was once Claudia, but everyone referred to as her Toockie and she was once loved. Each year, she sent everyone in her family a bundle of her special hand knit little scrubbing cloths. They were the very best all-purpose scrubbers. To honor Toockie, Toockie’s niece , Anne Marie Strauss, wanted to share these long-lasting, toxin-free scrubbers with the world.
How To Make a Difference
Anne Marie searched for a way to recreate Toockie’s scrubbers and met Jaya Basu who was once having a look to build a dignified local economy to toughen the desperately poor women of a small village outside Calcutta, India. Today, Toockies are hand made the use of Fair Trade practices by women in that village who help toughen their families with pride. Each artisan has learned to write her name and each pack of Toockies cloths is hand signed—giving the artisan a voice that makes her proud and present.
Toockies are 100 percent organic cotton scrubbers that are plastic-free, synthetic-free and toxin-free. Never chemically treated with antibiotics like many commercial scrubbers, they’re compostable and biodegradable—no waste to clog landfills and the ocean. These cloths last a very long time and beat disposable scrubbers cent for cent. Super Hygenic—simply machine wash and dry. “
Hand knit, 100% certified organic cotton set of 3 scrubbing clothes with vintage dish cloth pattern; stronger, denser and longer lasting than regular cotton scrubbers
Not intended to be absorbent; deep scrub without scratching counters, leather, stainless steel, textured walls and ideal to exfoliate skin
Fair Trade Federation Member; Toockies benefit those who make, sell, buy, use, and gift them
Toockies scubber project provides dignified work for women in a small village outside Calcutta, India; each hand knit product signed by artisan
Organic cotton is biodegradable; scrubbers contain no chemical dyes or chemical fibers; machine wash