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Swedish Dishcloth // The Holiday Collection

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Spread cheer this holiday season - not waste (or germs!). 

Made from 70% cellulose and 30% cotton, Swedish dishcloths are a reusable, eco-friendly alternative to paper towels and sponges alike. They're incredibly absorbent (they can hold 20x their weight in liquid!), but they dry super fast so bacteria doesn't have time to grow, smell, and spread like on traditional plastic sponges. Plus, they're machine washable and will last 9+ months with regular use, but when they do reach the end of their life, they're fully backyard compostable.

Put simply, if paper towels and plastic sponges had a baby, this would be it.

Our full line of Swedish dishcloths are designed and printed in Seattle using water-based inks. Each collection is available as a set or as individual cloths.

💡 Learn more about Swedish dishcloths and why we absolutely ~adore~ them over on the blog!

Swedish Dishcloth Quick Details:

  • Reusable, washable, super-absorbent spongy cloth
  • Replaces 17 rolls of paper towels
  • Washable and reusable for 9+ months
  • Infinitely more sanitary than sponges
  • Locally printed-to-order with water-based inks
  • 100% plastic free, vegan, and cruelty-free

🫧 Round out your festive sustainable kitchen with our limited-release fresh spruce dish soap bar and a set of reusable unpaper towels!


Each Swedish dishcloth is approximately 6.75" x 7.5".


70% cellulose, 30% cotton, water-based ink

To Use

Just like a sponge, wet your Swedish dishcloth, wring out excess water, and get down to cleaning. Check out 12 of my favorite ways to use a Swedish dishcloth over on the blog, too!


Wash your Swedish dishcloths with the rest of your laundry and hang dry. We prefer to lay them flat to dry or hang with clothespins so they dry flat. Or, pop your dishcloths in the dishwasher on the top rack for a quick wash and sanitize.

Packaging + End of Life

These Swedish dishcloths will either be completely unpackaged or wrapped in reused kraft paper. The kraft paper can be reused or curbside recycled. At the end of their life, cut up your Swedish dishcloths and toss them in your backyard compost.


Printed locally in Seattle, Washington.  Get to know the face behind this product: Potluck Press.

Ethical Guarantees

Made in USA

🌎 You care about the planet. So do we.

Look. I get it. It’s HARD to be an EcoWarrior. Someone who cares about the planet and wants the most sustainable products available - from the ingredients to the packaging to the way that product gets to your hands.

It seems like everywhere we turn, someone, somewhere, is greenwashing us.

But our superpower at A Drop in the Ocean is sorting through the BS, calling it out, and making sure our products are the absolute most sustainable and truly zero waste products we can find.

So on top of all the things we mentioned above about what makes our reusable Swedish dishcloths so sustainable, here’s a few other things you should know:

  • We’re actually practicing what we preach behind the scenes. In 2022, we saved all of our trash for four months, and wrote a whole blog post on it. The tl;dr version is this: in four months, we only produced two pounds of trash. Everything from the packaging our products come in down to the Sharpie we use to write “Fragile” on your box is zero waste to its core.
  • We’re an online-only zero waste store - which is highly intentional. It may seem counter-intuitive, but online shopping is actually more sustainable than in-person. I’m a data nerd at heart and I love diving into the research, and there are countless studies that have shown that online shopping is the most sustainable way to get your everyday essentials. Don’t believe me? Check out our whole blog post on the sustainability of online shopping.
  • We ship ugly boxes. Your order from A Drop in the Ocean is not going to arrive in a pretty, branded box. It’s gonna show up in a reused tea box, or a donated Amazon box, or maybe even an inside-out Girl Scout Cookies box. All of our shipping materials are always 100% plastic-free and reused as much as possible, with curbside-recyclable paper tape and a post-consumer recycled paper shipping label. It won’t be pretty, but it will be zero waste.

Got more questions about our zero waste products or our practices behind the scenes? Just send us an email! I’m always happy to chat all things eco.

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We ship ugly boxes

Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.

We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.

You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.

Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?

Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact product many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.

My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.

I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.

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Sue A.
I recommend this product


I switched to Swedish dish clothes a couple years ago and LOVE THEM! No more smelly sponges or other kinds of cloths. No more paper towels to wipe counters and quick spills. It just seems to be, not only sustainable, but a cleaner, this-makes-sense way to go!

Nichole L.
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My go-to gift

Swedish Dishcloths are my go-to gift anytime of year and people rave about them. The holiday designs are super cute and a nice addition to every collection--my humble opinion: you can't have too many Swedish dishcloths. They're great in the kitchen and hold up really well.

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