The Ayate Sponge is a durable multi-purpose cloth made from 100% sustainably harvested agave fibers.
When you’re washing up, the last thing you want to use is a crusty, mildewy rag that could be crawling with bacteria. Even worse, conventional washcloths and sponges are now made with synthetic fibers, which often include plastic. These materials take years to break down—and the remaining strands can be hazardous to wildlife.
Ditch the bacteria and plastic by switching to Ayate 100% Natural Agave Sponge. These cloths are truly sustainable and are handmade by community artisans in Mexico. The agave plants are grown without chemicals and prepared using traditional methods. First, artisans extract the fibers from mature agave plants and comb the strands through native cacti. Then they hand-spin the strands and knit them into natural yarn..
Once they reach you, these sponges are ready for anything. The fibers expand and soften when wet and tighten again once dry. This gives you gentle yet effective exfoliation and exceptional lather. The unique material is naturally mildew-resistant and lasts up to 1-2 years. Ayate Sponges are an excellent tool to help you curate a more sustainable home.
Ayate Sponges are 100% natural. They contain no plastic or synthetic fibers and are made without harmful chemicals or pesticides. Since they are effective and long-lasting, they reduce the need for additional products. And when you are finished with your cloth, you can dispose of it knowing that the hand-spun yarn is biodegradable. This means it will break down without leaving hazardous strands behind that could ensnare wildlife. Each Ayate product is handmade by talented artisans in Mexico, so you’re helping support healthy communities with every purchase.