Thurlby Herb

Agave Wash Cloth


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Agave cloths are long lasting, quick drying and resistant to mold making them a superior all purpose cloth.

Since the time of the Aztecs, cloths have been hand woven from the agave cactus. The catus leaves are pounded to extract the fibres, which are then cleaned and hand spun using a drop spindle. The threads are then woven using a backstrap loom. The whole process is labour intensive, but the craft produces an income for the rural womens cooperative in Mexico, and makes a positive difference to the lives of the villagers. It is an ecologically sustainable industry making a better product. By supporting this enterprise you will not only end up with a better product, but you'll help make the world a better place for others.

BODY - this cloth will gently exfoliate your skin
BATH - scrub mold and grime from the bathroom
KITCHEN - from washing vegetables to cleaning dishes
LAUNDRY - the perfect general cleaning cloth.

Treat yourself to the finest natural fibre multi-purpose wash cloth ever made!

Sourced from a Mexican non-profit organisation that guarantees the artisans are paid fairly for their work. The purchase of this cloth makes a positive difference to the economy of the village, where the women harvest, process and weave together and share the proceeds.

Once the agave cloth is wet, the individual fibres will plump up & it will shrink slightly.