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Recycled Fishing Net Sponge (ocean saver)

€10.95 EUR

This sponge was developed by Brazilian artist Nara Guichon from leftover fishing nets rescued from the ocean. 

They are hand-sewn by a group of women from a poor community in SC, generating income and supporting local work, both for these women and for the fishermen from whom Nara buys the nets. Social and environmental responsibility. 

An excellent replacement for the common sponges that need to be replaced every 3 months and can't be recycled, This sponge is very resistant as its material is supposed to persist in salty waters, if well maintained can last for about 3 years, Imagine not having to buy a sponge for such a long time. 

80% of ocean pollution is plastic; a significant part of this number comes from the fishing industry.

When not recycled, nylon and polyamide are often found at the bottom of the ocean; their petroleum-derived material is highly resistant and polluting. The nets can take thousands of years to decompose. Not to mention damaging significant marine life


How to use:  Scrub sponge into dish soap and clean dishes. Don't be afraid it won't scratch pans and dishes. This sponge can last about 2 years.

How to clean: Let it soak in a bowl with vinegar for 5 min.

Size: 13,5cm x 15cm

Material: Recycled Polyamide (nylon)

Note: As it is a handcrafted material, it may differ in colour and size.



Boavista uses waste recycled oil to produce effective solid dish soap and cleaning accessories. Their handmade solid dish soap is an alternative to eliminate the need for plastic bottles. All-natural, biodegradable, sulphate, and paraben-free. Why mention it? Because Parabens is a chemical group used to extend the shelf life of products and many people are allergic to it. And there is no need for sulphates to create extra foam; it foams very well. It is a multipurpose soap, perfect to use for household cleaning in general.

Boavista sponges are hand sewed by a group of women from a poor community in the south of Brazil, generating income and supporting local work, both for these women and the fishermen from whom Nara Guichon buys the nets.