So What is Norwex?
Up until late 2012 I would of said, “Nor-what”??
Below you will find some info about Norwex, if you are after more practical ‘what product does what’ then please head to my Norwex essentials post here.
Let me start with a splash of history…
It all started in 1994 when the Norwegian operation, “cleaning without chemicals” was born. In 1999 “Norwex”- “The Norwegian Experience” spreads to Canada with the Norwex Enviro products. In 2007, Norwex introduced a new microfibre and microsilver and 2008 saw Norwex Australia officially opened (yeah, Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!”). In 2011, Norwex expanded their products, introducing their personal care products.
And so the Norwex mission statement expanded to:
“Improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning”
In 2014 it simplified to become:
What about chemicals?
In the last 50 years, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been created. Recently an article was published by Choice Australia (if you click on the link the article will open in a new window) it was about known and common chemicals to avoid in household and personal care products which have been linked to causing some cancers and reproductive abnormalities. It is a really scary list and one that confirms for me the absolute rightness that I be involved in a company that does indeed “strive to improve quality of life rather than standard of living”. Most of the chemicals we are exposed too, haven’t been assessed on how they impact on human health. And there are growing links to chemicals and things like asthma and allergies as well.
Over the next little while I will go into more depth about chemicals, be sure to sign up to my email so you can stay informed.
I love what I read from our Chairman, in the inside cover of our catalogue,
“Our vision reaches far beyond making a profit. Norwex goes above that limited horizon with deep respect for the value and beauty of all life and a healthy planet. We are committed to making a powerful and positive difference in the world we live in and the lives we touch”.
SO HOW IS NORWEX DIFFERENT?
All of our microfibre products carry a 2 year warranty AND everything you buy from Norwex carries a 60 day money back guarantee. I find these two policies amazing and shows me how Norwex stands behind their products.
Norwex microfibre is 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair, one of the most innovative products in the cleaning industry today. Here’s an interesting fact, in each Norwex Enviro Cloth there is approximately 2.9 million metres of microfibre! You can use the cloths dry to dust or wet to clean. Most of the cloths have antibac micro silver added at the pulp stage of manufacturing.
The cloths include ‘Bacloc’ technology
The micro silver is an antibacterial agent for self-cleaning purposes only. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odour, mould, and/or mildew growth within the product.
What does this mean for cleaning?
There is no need to use harmful chemicals while cleaning, only water! The microfibre lifts the dirt, grease and grime into the cloth and off the surface. Surfaces are left free from everything- cleaned, polished, and smear free.
I touched briefly before on chemicals. The personal care range uses the bacloc technology in the microfibre in products such as the suede make up removal cloths and body cloths. The ingredients in the body and skincare products don’t contain any of the ‘nasties’ (see below and in the article link above) rather ONLY ingredients that are natural and organic, not synthetic.
Some ‘nasties’- Mineral oil and silicon; Synthetic emulsifiers like PEG (polyethylene glycol); Viscosity controlling agents like Carbomer; Preservatives such as formaldehyde releasers, parabens, or phenoxyethanol; Synthetic perfumes; Synthetic dyes; and Synthetic solvents like propylene glycol.
Have a look at the products you use and see if they have any of these ingredients…
What does this mean for your personal care?
Ingredients that are pure and safe for the environment means they are more gentle on your skin. This promotes better quality of life and helps to reduce the damaging effects of toxins. They are a beautiful range and since my ‘switch’ to Norwex have only been impressed and amazed at the results.
And you know what?
If a product doesn’t ‘agree’ with your skin, and even natural ingredients can react on some sensitive skin, then you have 60 days to return your product to the consultant you bought it from and either try something else or get your money back!!
The Norwex Solution
SAVE Time– Norwex products decrease cleaning time by 75% or more.
SAVE your Health- With Norwex products, you don’t breathe, touch or ingest harmful chemicals. You simply utilize water and create a cleaner, healthier, personal environment.
SAVE the Environment- Safe natural ingredients help protect and sustain our environments.
SAVE Money- An average household spends $600-$800 a year in chemical cleaning products and supplies. By using Norwex products you can realise up to 90% saving!