The environmentally-friendly Swedish Dishcloth has been a European kitchen essential since the late 1940's. As you get them wet, they soften into a sturdy rag you can use to replace a synthetic sponge, a cotton dish rag or paper towels. These dishcloths are extremely absorbent, quick drying and durable enough to withstand repeated machine-washings. These cloths are made of cotton and cellulose and are printed with water-based inks, which makes them fully compostable. Hand wash, machine wash, or wash in the top rack of the dishwasher - air dry.