Posted on 05 August 2010
Written by Dieter Loibner
Compact and reusable Skoy cloths
help campers and boaters travel light while reducing their ecological impact. Reusable Skoy cloths replace up to 15 rolls of paper towels with a lightweight 7-inch-square cloth that can absorb 15 times its own weight, according to the manufacturer.
They owe their absorbency and durability to a combination of natural cotton and wood pulp cellulose. The cloths are 100 percent biodegradable, chlorine-free, machine-washable and can last for weeks, if not months, depending on the use. Skoy cloths come in a variety of colors printed with designs using water-based inks and dyes, and can be special-ordered with a custom logo. MSRP is $6.99 for a four-pack. Skoy Enterprises
, Encinitas, Calif. www.skoycloth.com
This article originally appeared in the Home Waters sections of the August 2010 issue.