Microfiber is a synthetic material used in many different products, including clothing, cleaning cloths, and sheets. Although synthetic fabrics are generally not considered environmentally friendly, microfiber cleaning cloths in particular have a complicated relationship with sustainability. They’re often touted as a green alternative to paper towels and single-use wipes — if you have microfiber cloths on hand, they serve as a handy alternative for less eco-friendly cleaners.
But does this admittedly excellent benefit of microfiber cloths outweigh the environmental damage they and other microfiber items may potentially do to the environment? Here, we get to the bottom of how microfiber may be impacting the environment with Grove’s own cleaning and sustainability experts.
Read more about how microfiber works and the best way to clean it in our Clean Team guide.