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Why Switch to LoofCo

Why Switch to LoofCo?

Ethical

•Traditional: Inspired by cleaning methods that have been tried and tested over generations.
•Preserves skills: Helps preserve traditional skills for the future
•Hand-made: Skilfully hand crafted in Sri Lanka and Egypt by small producers
•Fairly traded: Farmers and production workers are treated fairly with wages and benefits higher than normal rates. No children are employed.
•Employment: Provides valuable employment in rural areas.
•Vegan: Some coconut producers use monkeys to aid with the coconut harvest. LoofCo coconuts are not harvested in this way and as such are registered with the vegan society

Environmentally Friendly

•Renewable raw materials: Coconut and Loofah are fast growing, plant-based resources that absorb CO2 when growing.
•Sustainable farming practices: Farmed to the highest environmental standards with respect for the environment.
•Plastic Free: Replaces mass produced non-biodegradable plastic washing-up brushes and pads that end up in landfill or are burnt.
•Biodegradable and Recyclable: Loofah and Coconut is 100% biodegradable and can be composted. The metal component of the brushes and cardboard packaging are recyclable.

Effective

•Work well: effective for washing-up and cleaning needs
•Durable: They will last for months which makes them excellent value for money
•Great for Skin: Body Loofah is a brilliant at cleaning, exfoliating the skin in the bath and shower
•Feel Good Factor: Helps make cleaning and washing-up less of a chore. 
 

 

LoofCo Production Standards

Coconut:

•Coconut is a sustainable plant-based resource that is biodegradable
•Metal core of brushes  is galvanised iron that will not rust & is recyclable
•String of Washing-Up Scraper is cotton
•LoofCo coconut products are made in Sri Lanka by small cottage industry producers.
•LoofCo products help preserve traditional skills and provide valuable employment in rural areas.
•Individual production workers take pride in ensuring attention to product details.
•The coconut farmers and production workers are treated fairly and their wages and benefits are higher than normal rates. No children are employed
•Working hours are flexible they could attend their personal activities like childcare

Loofah

•Loofahs is a sustainable 100% natural plant based resource that is biodegradable
•Loofco loofahs are grown in Egypt & this supports traditional loofah farmers.
•Loofco loofah products are made in Egypt. Both the farm hands and production workers are treated fairly, their wages higher than normal rates with medical insurance. No children are employed. Special needs workers make up a % of the work force
•Loofahs may have a mild vegetation smell ( like hay) that is entirely natural and will disappear with use.
•Loofah products are made to precise specifications and standards. Variations in size may occur as it is a natural product
•String is 100% Egyptian cotton.
 
LoofCo Raw Materials
  • The loofah is a vegetable and is not a sea organism as many people think.
  • It is a vigorously growing vine from the same family as a cucumber. In fact, the loofah fruit looks like a large cucumber. Each vine produces between 5-25 fruits per crop (average 15)
  • When ripe, the inside of the loofah fruit develops a network of fibres that are perfect for cleaning and exfoliating purposes when dried.
  • LoofCo loofahs are grown in Egypt and our products are made from a variety that is rich in fibres, durable yet soft and flexible.
  • To get the best texture, the loofahs are carefully harvested, peeled, cleaned of seeds and dried. (Some seeds may be impossible to remove).
  • The dried loofahs are cut into lengths and processed by hand to create a long lasting, yet biodegradable plastic-free range of washing-up, cleaning and body products.
  • This natural tradition that has been passed down through the generations.

 

  • The coconut palm tree or Cocos nucifera is known as the “Tree of Life” for its abundance of uses from food & oils to brushes and mats. It is a sustainable, robust resource.
  • Coconuts palm trees produce a crop of up to 20 coconuts every month up to 100-200 coconuts a year.
  • Coconut fibre (coir fibre) and coconut husks are a 100% natural, renewable & biodegradable by-product of coconut harvesting for the coconut food and oil industry.
  • Using Coir fibre and Coconut husk in household products is an environmentally responsible way of utilising a by-product that might otherwise be burnt.
  • Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of the matured brown coconut husk. The strong fibre (used for brushes) is separated from the weaker soft fibre (used in mattresses) & coir dust (coco peat).
  • Coconut husk is the hard internal shell of the coconut
  • Coir remains stiff when wet, and its hydroscopic properties means that holds liquids well. These fibres also give the coconut husk additional scrubbing power.
  • Coir and coconut husk is naturally free of bacteria, plant disease, fungal spores, weeds, seeds and pathogens.