Tawashi is the traditional Japanese scrubbing brush. Its bristles are made from the fiber of hemp palm. It is strong, durable and will reach debris lodged in tiny grooves or creases. Unlike it's nylon or polyurethane sponge cousins, it won't fray and it dries quite easily. Use on heavy pots & pans, the kitchen sink, the bathtub, etc.
BUT...do not use on delicate items!
Available at the shop. Purchase online here.
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