6.25.2014

Toockies

"Today we are making a difference for women and their families in Nababpur, India using a system very similar to the embroidery system my mother belonged to. The Toockie® project opens an unimaginable door of opportunity for our knitters. In Nababpur, 210 women desperate for a dignified way to earn a living, are mobilized and trained to knit Toockies®. A community center is setup for these women as a central location for them to come train, knit, pick-up yarn, and drop off finished toockies®. Most knitters work from home, allowing them to work flexible hours.

The Toockie® project makes a difference by empowering these women to take charge of their own destiny.
In gratitude we have given our knitters a voice by having them learn how to write their names and adding them to our packaging. We have also added their photographs and their wishes to our web site so that anyone who wants to know who the name on their Toockies Brand Product belongs to, can look her up." - Anna Marie Stauss, Founder and CEO of Sinko Corp, Creator of the Toockie Organic Cleaning Cloth. You may view our interview with Anna Marie here


"Set of 3 Toockies® Brand multi-purpose scrub cloths that are hand knit out of certified 100% organic cotton.  They are ribbed for deep scrubbing without scratching any surface be it smooth, soft or textured with amazing scrubbing results.  The knit pattern is perfect for scrubbing stainless steel appliances and glass stove tops, counter tops, dishes..."

Price: $11.99/set of 3
Features:
  • Certified 100% Organic Cotton
  • Hand Knit
  • Vintage Dish Cloth Patten with a punch! Much stronger and denser than regular cotton.
  • Deep Scrub without scratching counters, leather, stainless steal, textured walls and exfoliate skin
  • Not intended to be absorbent. Bleach as needed.
  • Wash with any color or temperature, no folding, just stretch slight shrink and curled ends, stack and reuse. 
  • Biodegradable. Natural Cotton Color. No chemical dyes and not chemical fibers
  • Fair Trade Members- products benefit those who make, sell, buy, use, and gift them. Signed by artisan
  • Easy to use they work best damp...just place under running water. roll like a carpet, double over, twist hard and strain.
  • They out perform and out last other scrubbers because they can out last for years of frequent use
  • MORE HYGIENIC than sponges and plastic scrunchies because they machine wash/dry after use to refresh. 
  • They will work hard for you! For the practical person they save time & money while doing the job in your home, socially and environmentally.
What we think: A product that delivers function, hope, and sustenance. We love that this product is multi-purpose. You can wash, clean, wipe, and help women and their families in Nababpur, India. 
These towels effectively scrub the frying pan without scratching the Teflon. They rinse clean leaving no sticky mess. Microfiber tends to get so dirty, but the Toockies Multi-Purpose Scrub Cloths come clean and do a much better job. It is a heavy duty product that will last for a long time. 
It is recommended to wash before using. To soak up moisture, we recommend wetting the Toockie first, wringing it out, then using. 
This Toockie Multi-Purpose Scrub Cloth is easy on your hands but cuts into anything sticking to your dishes. Plus, you can throw them in the wash and clean them to use. A great product. 

"Set of 4 Hummingbird coasters are hand knit from 100% organic cotton. They were designed for those who want to protect their furniture from hot and cold sweat stains often the result of plastic, glass, and thin wooden coasters.  Wonderful for classic elegant entertaining."

Price: $15.99/ set of 4
Features: 
  • 100% Certified Organic Cotton
  • Hand knit 
  • Gentle grip for slick wet cups or glasses while protecting furniture from direct contact to temperature changes
  • Dyed easily to match any d├ęcor - delicately knit to provide a lovely accent to any social gathering.
  • Biodegradable. Natural Cotton Color.
  • No chemical dyes and not chemical fibers.
  • Fair Trade Members
  • Benefit those who make, sell, buy, use, and gift them. Signed by artisan.
  • Machine wash/dry with any color or temperature, no folding, just stretch slight shrink and curled ends, stack and reuse.
  • Bleach as needed.
  • Design inspired by Hummingbird Feeder Flower. Fly and be still.
What we think: A great product for those who want to protect their furniture from hot/ cold sweat stains often the result of glass, plastic, and thin wooden coasters (or lack of coasters). These are very elegant and functional coasters. They work very well with glasses and mugs!


"Circulation Gloves increase circulation and removing dead skin cells. They are the ultimate in luxury scrubbing when taking a bath, shower or dry scrubbing because of the texture and feel of the cotton weave exfoliating is a pleasure. They make wonderful gifts providing great value to those who receive them."

Price: $20.99
Features:
  • Dense 100% Certified Organic Cotton Weave 
  • Hand knit 
  • Exfoliate without scratching skin surface
  • Perfect for those who want a good scrubbing without damaging their skin.
  • Machine wash/dry with any color or temperature to refresh, no folding, just stretch slight shrink and curled ends, stack and reuse
  • May become absorbed after frequent re-use
  • Hygienic Exfoliator - Bleach as needed.
  • Biodegradable and natural organic cotton color. No chemical dyes and no chemical fibers
  • They are well made, durable and a quality bath product
  • Benefit those who make, sell, buy, use, and gift them.
  • Fair Trade Members- Signed by artisan.
What we think: We like this economical, hygenic, and ecoethical pair of circulation gloves. They are hand knit of 100% cotton and can be used inside or outside your bath/shower as a wet or dry scrub. You can use soap on them, or just water and are great to stimulate circulation and exfoliate the skin. 
It is recommended to machine wash before using and as the cotton is washed, it will soften and take less time to dry. It is important to machine wash and dry so that it will prevent yellowing and bacteria. 
This product is great to get rid of dead skin cells, resulting in cleaner skin!

Toockies has a wonderful vision and impressive products. We love its mission to help people and the planet.