It started as a hobby.
I’m from Japan, and in Japan, most of household doesn’t use dishwasher. (At least where I’m from.) So I’m pretty comfortable washing dishes with hands.
When I first moved to USA I was surprised about even in an apartment they usually have dishwasher already installed in the kitchen.
As I was getting used to using the dishwasher, I still find it important to use hand wash. But for some reason I haven’t found a nice dish washing sponge that I like.
It’s always underwhelming, I know it’s just a sponge. They are so cheap and nothing exciting, cheap enough to buy a new one when it’s gone smelly every month.
One day, a friend of mine gave me this fancy dish scrubbie that was originally sold in Japan. It was made with glittery ribbons and so cute to use for dish wash.
She said it was popular there even though it’s expensive for a scrubbie.
A scrubbie was sold for $10! I thought, that is crazy, who would pay that much for a scrubber!?
I tried it anyway and it blew me away. It is so easy to clean, hold soap long, and most of all, it does not smell bad!!
It is not just cute, but very functional. It cleans well, dry fast, and easy to maintain.
My first one lasted about a year(!), and when it finally fell apart, I wanted to replace.
Unfortunately, the world was in the middle of pandemic and I couldn’t visit Japan, so I tried to buy it online but no luck.
So I started to make it myself, and added a swedish dishcloth inside of it to make it more sturdy. Then gave them as a gift to my friends and family.
They all loved it, and told me that I should sell them.
This is how it started. Nothing special 🙂
“Prettiest dish scrubbies I’ve ever seen!”
~ Instagram follower
Hi, my name is Ayu, I’m from Japan.
I’m a mom of two children (and two cats), and a housewife. I like crafting, listening to music, wachint tv show with my husband, and a good comedy that makes me laugh. Laughing is very important!
Ohana means flower in Japanese, crats means supporter. If you like flowery things, you are an Ohanacrat too!
– Ayu Carroll