These simple sponges are individually crafted with handmade agave string and filled with loose agave fiber, for a functional and organic piece that’s meant for daily use. The can be used to wash dishes, as well as a body or surface scrubber. Far superior to their synthetic counterparts, these sponges feature a top finger strap, and can simply be cleaned in the washing machine. A gorgeous addition to a sustainable home – not only does this sponge fit a conscious lifestyle, it also helps to support fair pay for Mexican artisans.
This handmade sponge can be used anywhere – from bathroom to kitchen. Soft enough for face, body or gently washing surfaces of delicate tableware. It is durable, naturally mildew resistant, and made entirely from natural materials.
- Handmade by a group of artisans in Central Mexico, using the same materials and methods that have been in place for decades.
- Made entirely from agave fiber
- Dimensions: approximately 3.25" x 4.25"
- Care: When not in use keep in a dry place.
Meet the Makers
Founded in 2016, by Ehren Seeland, Hecho is a curated emporium of ethically made artisan works that serve as the intersection of contemporary design and traditional artisan processes. Ehren is committed to the recognition of a desire to share these remarkable experiences within the context of a sustainable business built on partnerships, respect and transparency.
Hecho is a woman-owned company based in Oaxaca, Mexico that collaborates with over 70 artisans in eight different Mexican states, along with two small towns in Guatemala, in order to create their custom collections. The goal of these efforts is to support the storied traditions of generations of makers, and further a growing movement of quality over quantity. There is an added focus on supporting women in their work, with over 65% of their artisan partners being female. To ensure safe and healthy working environments, the makers are visited in their homes and workshops. If the women artisans are not respected in either realm, Hecho will not work with the group. Hecho also strives to maintain a focus on visibility for artisans, supporting women in their work, and encouraging preservation of artisan art forms through positive shared revenue streams.
In short, this is a business partnership in which both the makers and Hecho hold each other to a high standard. Aren't we the lucky ones that we get the benefit of having beautifully and ethically made goods in our homes. Thanks to the artisans for keeping their traditions alive and thanks to Ehren for her work in collaborating with them on this journey.