Measures 12" by 12" when expanded, shrinks down to about 7" x 7"
Handmade from natural agave in Mexico
Ayate cloth is made from 100% agave fiber, grown, harvested, and hand-woven in Mexico
When I lived in Japan I loved the exfoliating body cloths
that everyone used when bathing. I could never read the label, but I'm
assuming they were made from synthetic materials, probably some kind of
plastic. When I returned to the States, I started searching for an
exfoliating body cloth that I liked as much, but that had the added
benefit of being made of natural fiber. I tried many different cloths,
and have finally settled on this ayate cloth.
It starts off as a woven material with fairly large
spaces between the fibers, but when it gets wet, the fibers start to
tighten and the weave becomes stronger and more durable. The cloth
shrinks down to the size of a normal washcloth, and stays that way. It
is an exfoliating dream, gently scrubbing your skin, especially
wonderful on your back. It is graded as a facial grade exfoliation cloth
for even fair skin types.
The cloth also helps soap and body wash to lather up, like many loofahs do.
Ayate cloth softens when wet, is naturally mildew
resistant, durable enough for 1 year of daily use, and may be washed in
the washing machine with normal laundry.
Made by semi-desert Indians who utilize this versatile plant and fiber for many daily uses. 100% natural.
"I ordered this product in
order to replace my not so eco-friendly shower "poofs", but to still
benefit from light exfoliation. When I first received it, I was a bit
surprised by and skeptical of the coarse texture, but the product
description is right on - softens when wet, gentle enough for everyday
use and great at exfoliating. Holds lather reasonably well and rinses
easily. I have been using it daily for about three weeks now and
machine-washed it once."
-Kim S., Chicago, IL
This score is a ranking based on how natural, eco-friendly, and non-toxic a product is, and is rated out of a possible total 5 stars.
: 5 out of 5 stars for naturalness
washcloth is made from 100% agave fiber, a renewable resource, and so
is an excellent alternative to many loofah-type products, which are
often made of synthetic plastics. Grown, harvested, and hand-woven in
Made by Maguey Weaves.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 October, 2011.