I recently got an email with some questions concerning Norwex & E-cloth, how they worked and where they were manufactured. Here is my response to the email:
Norwex is made in China and E-cloth is made in mainly in Korea. The “microfiber” technology is very advanced in Asia. When it comes to textiles, Asian countries have far superior quality than any where else in the world. We can’t compare to them here in the States.
Norwex® is e-cloth’s biggest competitor® (or is it the other way around? :) The both came into existence in the mid ’90’s are are very common in Europe – always have been. They are almost identical in performance. Some reviews say that e-cloth preforms better than Norwex (or Enjo). The biggest difference is price! E-cloth is much easier on the budget. MyEcloth ship worldwide too :)
MyEcloth.com has the fastest shipping times of all retailers of e-cloths, usually shipped within 24 hrs of receiving the order if not the same day. We also are one of the only places to get the full Professional line with silver embedded.
The way e-cloths perform is really hard for Americans to grasp because we are so used to chemicals and the “smell” of clean that marketing has had us believe. Traditional Americans use chemicals to kill bacteria on contact, hoping they really are killed. And then using paper towels or cotton towels to try and wipe up. Neither work well at removing residue.
E-cloth’s work by actually removing the bacteria, grime, dirt, and grease residue from the surface. No more hoping and depending on a chemical to kill everything it touches… do you always take the time to wait for the chemical to work?! That is way you only need water, because the cloth itself will remove over 99% of all bacteria from your surface. The silver embedded into the cloth dramatically inhibits the bacteria growth within the cloth itself in between laundering it.
The Glass and Polish cloth also removes 99% of all bacteria. It replaces Windex® and actually works better. Windex starts to build up over time and that is why you can’t clean in the sunshine and the window or mirrow never looks like it did when it was new. There is a hint of residue. You will notice a HUGE difference with the Polish cloth. No residue (unless you are scrubbing off the left over residue from previous chemicals). The chrome in your bathroom will shine, your granite counter tops will look brand new without those frustrating water spots and the stainless steel appliances stay spotless. Get rid of that nasty stainless polish that stinks SO bad.
I’ll mention one more benefit (there are many more I could talk about :) Since there is no chemical/soap residue, the surface will stay cleaner for longer. That residue attracts the dirt in the air and doesn’t stay clean very long. At first I didn’t understand how something could stay cleaner, longer… if my lifestyle is the same… but now it makes sense why it’s true. It really is!