Mexican Artisan

Agave Body Sponge

$10.00

Why We Love It
This handmade sponge reminds us of our abuelita’s self-care routine and we love it. Plastic loofahs and shower brushes create tons of waste that end up in landfills and pollute our communities. They can also leach microplastics into the environment and contaminate water sources. It’s time to say hola to the Agave Body Sponge. This artisanal, natural, plant-based sponge is the perfect swap to reduce your plastic footprint and leave your skin glowing.

    Handmade • Artisanal Techniques  Plastic-free • Biodegradable • Compostable • Zero-Waste

    • Made from 100% plant-based ingredients using Ixtle, a fiber from agave plants, which has been used for centuries by Mexican indigenous communities for home and body care.
    • Fibers come from agave plants that are grown without chemicals and prepared by hand.
    • Easy to hang dry, mold and mildew resistant, and lasts 1-2 years.
    • Strap on the back allows for easy grip and use in the shower.
    • Sponge is stuffed with Ixtle fibers, providing comfort and gentle exfoliation.
    • Handmade sustainably by indigenous artisans in Mexico using traditional methods.
    • Size: 4.9 inches in diameter

    These natural household items are made with love by an indigenous-owned cooperative dedicated to the sustainable and artisanal production of brushes and sponges from vegetable fibers, such as agave henequén, agave lechuguilla, and ixtle de maguey. For over 25 years, the community has produced personal and home care products while employing local artisans, mostly women.

    The products are made using 100% natural fibers obtained from different parts of Mexico. Each item is handmade by artisans, carvers, and weavers, creating a bond of a sustainable economy. They also take great care to source raw materials sustainably: the wood is upcycled from furniture makers’ scraps, and fibers are harvested sustainably according to ancestral traditions that have allowed agave plants to flourish for millennia.

    Use with your favorite soap. Enjoy gentle exfoliation and improved lather. Allow to dry between uses. Fully compostable when you are done with this sponge.

    100% plant-based using natural Ixtle fibers.

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