This Luffa sponge is made purely from a Luffa fruit (a plant in the same family as the zucchini and cucumber). It is cultivated and prepared by hand in Galicia, the Northern part of Spain, only treated with natural warm thermal water, making these luffas 100% biodegradable and free of plastic and toxins.
Why use a natural sponge?
This type of plant sponge is the most sustainable alternative you will find.
The yellow/green/coloured type of sponges we have used since the “plastic-era” took over are synthetic, made from petroleum and as they are being used they leave microplastic in the water, around the house overtime they are used. At their ended lifetime they cannot be recycled.
On the contrary these plant sponges are made solely from the luffa fruit, from the luffa plant being cultivated 100% respecting the environment, with a natural treatment and sewn by hand. Once their lifetime has ended they are 100% compostable, being just a plant, free of toxics and during their growth they consume CO2 instead of creating it.
What is special about Iberluffa?
- Iberluffa is based in the Northern part of Spain, Galicia, cultivating their luffas using 100% sustainable production methods.
- These luffas have only been treated with 43ºC warm water from the warm thermal springs in the area of Caldas de Reis. This process softens the fiber and takes away the skin of the luffa fruit without any chemical intervention.
- Iberluffa have developed their own type of luffa from which they can make luffa products with various intensity of fibers.
- The luffa plants are watered natural: rainwater or re-using the thermal water.
All our products are handmade and according to order. Though it is not the fastest way of shipping, we ship with ordinary postal service which we believe to be the most ethical and sustainable way of shipping, because:
*our orders are delivered together with other ordinary mail in stead of using single courier service for each shipment we make.
*ordinary postal service deliver by foot or bike in many places.
*ordinary postal service leave our shipments in the mailbox, where the recipient does not have to be present at the time of delivery.
We only ship to European countries to minimize our Carbon Footprints.
Flat rate shipping: EUR 4,00. Free shipping when ordering min. 50,00 EUR