Monday, August 10, 2009

What happened to the Walnut Scrubber Sponge?

Years ago, we started working with this family business that produced scrubber sponges. We then worked with them to develop a scrubber made from walnut shells - which we thought would be just as abrasive, yet more environmentally friendly, as nylon. We were right. Our test kitchen (read:home kitchen) results showed the walnut scrubbers lasted as long as the nylon scrubbers.

Unfortunately, the company making our scrubbers got bought out, and the new company decided that they weren't interested in the "niche business" of making a walnut scrubber, so for now, they have been discontinued.

We are working with a new supplier to develop a walnut scrubber. and have received a few samples that we are using, and have sent out to some folks to try. We hope to have them back on the market shortly.

Lidia, one of our product testers, using our new Walnut Scrubber Sponge

1 comment:

  1. I know a canadian company that has walnut scrubbers, but it is only 20% walnut , the rest poly. I like your blog. I think this is a perfect method for you to start to get out your story.