Heavy Duty Squeeze™ Unsponge in Natural – Rowen Stillwater

Handmade in Britain

UnSponges are the plastic-free alternatives to disposable dish sponges. Made from 100% cotton, they are perfect for eco-friendly cleaning or a zero waste home. They also make great house-warming gifts for green-conscious friends! You can throw Unsponges in the wash so you can use them over and over again.

All New & Improved (November 2019) Squeeze sponges are the brand new and updated heavy duty sponge made with a linen blend top for added scrubbing power and a strong canvas underlay for extra durability when you're tackling those tough pots and pans. The centre is our new sponge-like cellulose core which brings a whole host of new features that we think you'll love. If you like your washing-up foam these are the ones for you:

    • Super Flexible

    • Foaming

    • Quick drying

    • 100% Plant Based

    • Home Compostable

    • Handmade

These heavy duty Unsponges are 100% natural, undyed, fully biodegradable and home compostable.

'This is such an easy swap for when your current sponge needs replacing. Did you know sponges contain plastic? I was surprised too! This means every time you do some washing up or rinse your sponge, little bits of micro-plastics are washed down the sink. From here, they can enter our oceans and get back into our water systems. I'm so happy we are stocking these beautiful, sustainable and plastic-free sponges by Rowen Stillwater. You can throw them in the wash and use them over and over again."
Charlie @ Vera-Bee.

Each sponge is approximately 12cm x 8cm.

In addition to this we stock these Heavy Duty Unsponges in the amazing Upcycled Coffee Sack. Which also have the new Squeeze™ Technology. Along with our regular Unsponges for everyday washing up and cleaning. These come in a gorgeous Winter Leaf Pattern. All of these work great with our Dish Washing Soap Bar - Made in the UK.


Care for your UnSponge

Your eco-friendly UnSponge will do best if you wring it out after use and leave it to dry. When you feel it's ready for a spruce up, simply throw it in the wash with your regular load and finish by air drying. These rugged little cleaners almost take care of themselves!

Your Heavy Duty UnSponge is entirely plant-based so it will break down completely. When it's finally time to retire your Unsponge, you can home compost it by cutting into small pieces and shredding with your fingers.


About Rowen Stillwater"Why Zero Waste?


Our journey out of waste began with a very British problem – the two week wheelie bin wait.

As a fortnight of ‘recyclables’ began accumulating in a blue bin under my window I saw just how much plastic, metal and paper my little family of three were generating and I was horrified. The worst part was I thought I was REALLY careful about our consumption.

I started to research what happened to that pile of supposedly ‘good’ waste we were generating and learned that a lot of so-called "recyclable" material ends up in landfill anyway (too dirty, too hard to separate etc.) so what good was I doing moving my mountain of waste from the landfill bin to the recyclable one? We sat down as family and decided it was time to get into reusables and ditch the ‘throw-it-out’ mentality we'd had for so long.

Over a year later our family is closer to zero waste (still a long way to go though!) and we're ready to share some of the tried and tested upcycle and sustainable alternatives we've found. So here’s to a greener home and a trash-free planet – may we all have room to move and breathe and enjoy our lives."  - Rowen