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Norwex Scam, Want To Know The Real Truth About Norwex?

Norwex Scam?  I Investigated Norwex And This Is What I Discovered…

(A quick 50 Second Video I found – Norwex IS NOT a scam! Their products works amazingly well.)

Check Out This Video Above And You Will Simply See If Norwex Is A Scam.  However, I Found Something That I Love Even More…

Norwex quality at a FRACTION of the price?  CLICK HERE FOR WHAT I FOUND.

Whether you are looking for Norwex Enviro Cloths, E-cloths or ubergreen, look no further.  If you are looking for a Ecloth coupon code, they don’t have any. Ubergreen sells the same performing cloth for less!

I LOVE these things – my life will never be the same.  You can get either Norwex, E-cloth or Ubergreen and you will be happy!

Still thinking Norwex is a scam?, Their products aren’t but they are a MLM (which makes me feel uncomfortable) – that is why I prefer the e cloths.   Also ubergreens are MUCH less expensive and you can order them directly off a website without having to go to a home party 🙂


Norwex Gets My #2 Vote For Best Cleaning Cloth, They Are Definitely Not A Scam…But THIS Gets My #1 Vote….

The best place I have found to buy the ecloths is here:  You won’t find them any cheaper any where else.

I continue to find new places to use them – not just the outside of my stainless steel fridge, but the inside too… Sparkly! and with just using water.  = amazing!

Door handles, inside of my car, tea kettle, light fixtures – you will truly be amazed that you can clean your whole house with water and it will be cleaner than before when you were using chemicals.

E-Cloth Kitchen and Polish Cloth



Here is another post written to help people figure out if Norwex is a Scam and if Norwex really works.

The ecloth decided to stop selling ecloths with silver in them because the performance is the same with or without silver.  Their sister company does sell similar microfiber with silver.  I’ll update this when I have more info about how to order.

Ubergreen has silver threads woven into their cloths.  You can get them on amazon or from their website.

318 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2021 8:09 am

    I went to one of these Norwex “parties” and felt under pressure to buy something. I bought the enviro cloth and whatever you call the other cloth that comes as a pair. I’ve never used them. Why not? Because the rep at the party made a big thing about the silver in the cloth that helps to keep it clean but when I got mine I noticed that the label on the cloth says it’s made of polyester (70% I think) and 30% polyamide – no mention of silver. Looks just like any other cloth to me. Why isn’t there any mention of silver in the cloth’s contents since this is a big part of their selling spiel?

  2. Emma permalink
    September 20, 2018 10:04 pm

    I absolutely LOVE my Norwex cloths, but hate the stupid MLM crap. I have a few e-cloth sets and while they work okay for me- the window cloth isn’t finished on the edges which seems cheesy and my standard microfiber e-cloths get my long hair all tangled in them and don’t seem nearly as nice as Norwex.

    • theCmom permalink
      November 6, 2018 9:36 pm

      I find the unfinished edges make it easier to wring out all the water from the cloth so the window dries instantly. Norwex is a great company too!

  3. Melinda Owens permalink
    September 4, 2018 6:18 pm

    I have a few of Norwex but I just can’t afford. I want to give eCloth a try but I’m just not sure

  4. Anonymous permalink
    February 12, 2018 12:24 pm

    sorry silver doesn’t kill bacteria. It inhibits growth of bacteria and affects the respiration of the cell so it 1. doesn’t reproduce
    2. eventually will die however no real data on how long before that happens since there can be lots of variables.
    Doesn’t kill.

    • Anonymous permalink
      January 14, 2019 11:46 am

      Correct, it doesn’t kill bacteria. It removes it and then is rinsed off the cloth in hot water.

      • Trish Aldridge permalink
        July 1, 2020 11:25 am

        So when rinsed in hot water you are saying 100% of the bacteria leave the cloth?
        If so, then why isn’t this “Cloth” being used in Healthcare settings instead of bleach to remove possible COVID-19 Virus?

      • theCmom permalink
        July 30, 2020 8:16 pm

        Some healthcare settings do use ecloth and norwex. People and professionals love bleach and aren’t concerned about the harmful effects of bleach on people.

      • December 3, 2021 9:08 am

        No healthcare setting uses ecloth/norwex to disinfect. Norwex did make this claim, but if you obtain a copy of the study, you’d see that it was used in the hospital kitchen…

  5. Anonymous permalink
    December 24, 2017 9:28 pm

    You should put a link to the reference to MLM. I had to look that up

  6. Alyssa Glasscock permalink
    September 2, 2017 6:14 pm

    Are there differences between the cloth that defining need to have one of each or are they all really the same. I recently used one that was for Windows but could it be used for the other purposes like cleaning in the bathroom or kitchen?

    • theCmom permalink
      November 6, 2018 9:55 pm

      yes, you can use one cloth for different purposes. Some people like to color code (for example, red cloths are just for toilets).

  7. Sunflower permalink
    May 24, 2017 8:08 pm

    I haven’t tried the e-cloths, but I am a believer in the Norwex cloths. They are fantastic! They are not a scam. I’m not a dealer. I’m a school teacher and was very skeptical of the claim Norwex reps were telling me, but I tried one and was sold. I hear people complaining that they smell after some use. I have used them for 2 years now, and I have NEVER had one that smelled. Each timeI use the cloth, I rinse them out with warm water very well, wring them out and hang them up to dry. I only use them for a week and launder with Era detergent. They are good as new each time, so don’t understand the “smelly” cloth thing. They aren’t a miracle cloth and you still should rinse thoroughly after use and wash them like you would any other cloth. Keeping them clean must be the clue to good use. I won’t use anything else now. Their duster and mop set is wonderful as well.

  8. Anonymous permalink
    March 23, 2017 1:48 am

    To all those who get upset by the word MLM….do the research. This is simply another business model. If the company is affiliated with the DSA (Direct Selling Association) they are legit.

    Norwex stands out for a couple of reasons.

    1) their fibres are 1/200 the size of a human hair, 2.9 million meters, 1,600 miles of fiber, 200,000 fibres in a square inch, with an immense surface area, they pick up everything ! Removes up to 99.99% bacterial from a surface. It is a blend of 70 % polyester and 30 % polyamide. Mixed together as a liquid the silver agent is blended with it. Silver is embedded. Silver icons are released offering self-purification properties. This inhibits the growth of bacterial odor, mold and mildew with the cloth.
    2) All cloths have a two year warranty.

    The cloths used properly, have a life span of 5 years. Do the Math…..17.99 divided by 5 = $3.60 not to mention how much you save in cleaning products.

    Yes, I am a Consultant, but only after I used the products for 6 years. I stand by the product and Company.

    • theCmom permalink
      November 7, 2018 10:49 am

      You are right, it is a different business model and it is a very effective product. Ecloth also has the same specs, except most of the products are 80/20 vs 70/30. Ecloth has a 300 wash guarantee… which is quite a bit more MORE than 2 yrs.

      • cyndi permalink
        December 19, 2018 10:59 am

        Norwex I read has 500 wash guarantee and I don’t have norwex or e cloth yet.

      • theCmom permalink
        December 20, 2018 5:25 pm

        Cyndi – Norwex has a 2 year guarantee and ecloth has a 3 year guarantee. Click the links to see this info on their sites.

  9. Elaine permalink
    March 18, 2017 9:15 pm

    I was wondering if you have the tooth brush and Supplies

  10. Anonymous permalink
    March 16, 2017 8:28 pm

    Beyond wonderful!!!

  11. Anonymous permalink
    March 13, 2017 7:40 pm

    The silver killing the bacteria isn’t totally correct. I’ve been reading today and the e-cloth does not contain silver, only the norwex cloth does. Per the norwex catalogue, the “micro silver in the wet cloth goes to working against mold, fungi, and bacterial odors within 24 hours”. Per the e-cloth website, its the microfiber that is drawing things such as bacteria into the cloth: “most part, an e-cloth is made from polyester and polyamide (nylon). It is the chemical properties of these materials that naturally draw things into the fibers as you clean”. Both products have different things for specific uses, and encourage the reduction of chemicals which is nice.

  12. Julie permalink
    January 18, 2017 8:13 am

    When ordering from Norwex, you in fact do not have to attend a home party to order.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 10, 2019 8:43 am

      That is not accurate, you can go to the website and order, they will assign you a consultant.

  13. Danielle Blaser permalink
    November 1, 2016 1:15 am

    I am curious…have you looked into the manufacturing of either product and whether either manufactures their products ethically? If so, would you be willing to share here? If not would you be willing to guide in the right direction? Thanks!

    • theCmom permalink
      November 7, 2018 10:58 am

      From my research, both companies manufacture ethically.

  14. Anonymous permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:28 am

    Who has a comment on the sept 2014 post by Chantel, who has the degree in science and refutes the claim that bacteria can be wiped away because the walls of bacteria must be broken to be destroyed?

  15. Krystal Clean permalink
    September 11, 2016 4:29 pm

    You don’t have to go to a party to buy Norwex. You can order it online just like everything else. That being said, there are perks to going to/hosting a party…. Good company, Prizes, and free stuff!!!
    Also, you get what you pay for. If you want a cheaper cloth, that is what you will get. I choose my enviro cloth from Norwex, it at least has a 2 year warranty.

  16. Stephanie permalink
    February 19, 2016 8:56 pm

    I’m a chemical free home by using oils. I’m thinking about getting the Norwex mopping system and using thieves cleaner as the water…. Thoughts?

  17. Anonymous permalink
    January 25, 2016 1:31 pm

    Are these the same as catchmop cloths?

    • theCmom permalink
      January 26, 2016 7:10 pm

      No, ecloth and norwex is a better quality product.

  18. Dana Crsmer permalink
    January 19, 2016 10:25 pm

    I was going to say, my niece is a chemist. When she started looking at all the chemicals we are exposed to everyday she became a Norwex rep. She has researched the science and loves Norwex.

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 10, 2016 3:09 pm

      My husband is a chemist as well and I am a nurse practitioner. This was a no brainier for me to sell. I would love to swap research with your daughter!!

      • Donna Elhard permalink
        January 19, 2022 2:33 pm

        Dana Crsmer and Anonymous. I realize I stumbled across a very old thread but if you do read this, can you research silver nanoparticles and how unhealthy they are? Am reading a book called “Slow Death by Rubber Duck” and they warn against silver nanoparticles inbedded in fabric but releases nanoparticles into our bodies and water systems.

    • Sarah Keith permalink
      January 21, 2017 6:38 am

      On their sprays there is no ingredient list. I do not purchase anything that has no ingredient list.

  19. Connie L. permalink
    January 14, 2016 9:10 am

    I was a Norwex consultant and stopped because the cloths DO SMELL soon enough…even a deep clean only gets you 2 days of use. Plus you HAVE to use there laundry soap or the cloths render ineffective. Are they better than cotton cloths…yes…but w Norwex u r paying for ur consultant and her teams outrageous incentives (vacations and product.). Buy a cloth less expensive.

    • Mel H. permalink
      February 4, 2016 12:58 pm

      You do not have to use the Norwex Laundry detergent. I have used these cloths for 2 years and have never had a problem.

    • Tye permalink
      March 26, 2016 6:53 pm

      The use of dryer sheets or softener will create that problem. I use ALL Free and Clear with my cloths. If you rinse your cloths after every use and air dry them between uses, it will be over a week until it needs to be put in the machine, After two maybe 3 months I boil them with vinegar for 10mins. If you are getting stinky cloths, you are doing something wrong. If the silver gets coated with something it will grow bacteria. Please follow the care instructions carefully.

    • Anonymous permalink
      May 6, 2016 8:48 pm

      I use Norwex products and it is my understanding that you don’t have to use their laundry soap. Just use any “free and clear” laundry detergent.

    • Anonymous permalink
      October 6, 2016 6:41 am

      That’s not true I sell Norwex because it’s a great product and I’ve never had an issue of cloth smelling even after extensive use. I can go over a week!

      • theCmom permalink
        November 7, 2018 10:59 am

        It all depends on what you are cleaning, how well you rinse the cloth between uses and how you store the cloth.

    • Becker permalink
      January 24, 2017 8:38 am

      Seriously? If you are using the microfibre cloths with soap to do dishes then they will get smelly after a day or two. The microfibre traps bacteria and needs only hot water to clean it. Norwex consultants DO NOT state that the user needs to wash the cloths with UPP (Norwex laundry soap) ever! I They certainly are not rendered ineffective without using our specific brand of laundry detergent.

    • Beth Clark permalink
      April 27, 2017 1:37 pm

      Connie, I have to disagree with you. I was introduced to Norwex a few months ago, and wish I had the products 20 years ago. You can use other detergent to wash the cloths. I have only washed my cloth 3 times. if that. They do not smell. I also just tried to get egg off of my counter with a different micro cloth ” less expensive” and thought I better get bleach, but then I thought let me try my cloth with the silver in it. “The Cloth” and the egg came right off. I was impressed. As far as what you said, to buy a cloth less expensive. Well sorry to say, it is not the same. as I said it in my above conversation. I do not sell Norwex, but I would not have an issue selling it, because it works. Yes, it is expensive, but it last for a long time. My bathroom of 30 years, just started to look shining and new again.
      PS. I used another product called Kaboom the other day to get rid of it, and I accidently inhaled the fumes and it burned my throat. I had to go to the doctors. so with that said, I would rather be safe than sorry.
      Thank you
      Beth C

    • Anonymous permalink
      July 21, 2017 3:57 pm

      The reason the cloth has to be cleaned with a NATURAL cleaner is because the crap they put in regular clothes soup has the tendency to leave residue on the micro fibre if you do some research it’s leaving residue on any of your clothes you just don’t notice it

    • ROBIN permalink
      October 8, 2018 4:24 pm

      You do not have to use Norwex laundry detergent. You can also use distilled white vinegar or cleaning soda found in laundry section of store.

  20. Anonymous permalink
    December 6, 2015 6:25 pm

    Are you really not using chemicals or are you using chemicals and you just don’t want to tell us people.

    • Michelle Brown permalink
      January 9, 2016 9:30 am

      She is telling the truth. There are no chemicals used. I own a residential cleaning business and I use these all the time. They clean up tough grease on a microwave (the splashed grease that will not come off), they make a stove top spotless, stainless steal no problem, and all you have to do is just keep rinsing them in hot water. This allows the tiny micro fibers to open up and release the dirt so you can go on cleaning. What should you clean next? As long as you keep rinsing, go for a window, a mirror, or a counter top! Yes, I said windows and mirrors! Just scrub the dirt off and wipe them down with a finishing cloth (they are shiny cloths and work great to shine up a stove and fridge). I clean college student housing and use these cloths to even clean the walls! With all the cleaners coming out of my pocket, I can’t begin to tell you the money I’ve saved through the years. Just use the cleaning cloth damp and then follow with a dry shine cloth and I promise your mirrors, windows, stoves and stainless steal will look brand new! And just so you know, I have both Norwex and e-cloth. I don’t sell or represent either company, but the e-cloth is more affordable for my business venture.

    • January 20, 2016 4:04 pm

      No Chemicals You can try it for yourself if your skeptical, that is the only way to know, you can even get a chicken demo with health department grade swabs with results.

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 19, 2017 1:21 pm

      I don’t use any chemical cleaners thanks to Norwex.

  21. November 5, 2015 6:02 pm

    I went to the e-cloth website, they have video demos of Norwex mops, guessing they are really the same company…

    • naturalproductsmomma permalink
      March 23, 2017 8:55 am

      They are NOT the same company. Norwex is a superior product, and you can buy them without going to a party, talk to any rep! Ecloth with silver contains Nano silver which leaches out of the cloths over time onto the user and into the Environment. Norwex uses Microsilver, which does not leach out. Go to the Norwex website and you will find all this info out.

      • theCmom permalink
        November 7, 2018 10:47 am

        Sorry … actually ecloth doesn’t have silver in their cloths because they did lots of testing and ecloths remove over 99% of the bacteria from the surface without the silver. It’s all about the technology of how the cloth is made and woven. This technology is what removes all the bacteria. Chemicals often cant kill 99% of the bacteria on your surface.

  22. October 15, 2015 10:55 am

    I notice you link to e-cloth but never to Norwex or Moja or any other of the cloth companies you review or discuss. Do you represent e-cloth? Do you sell their product? Do you get affiliate benefits? I cannot imagine anyone exclusively promoting one company without some sort of compensation happening. And how can it be said that it is not (like the others, and this is not necessarily bad) a direct-sale or MLM company if that is so? It seems a tad dishonest to say that a company is not a direct-sale or MLM company while you are selling their product. Maybe you are not a “consultant” or “sales rep” in name but you seem to be, in practice. If you were really as fair as you wish to appear, the links to all of the cloth makers (at least the ones you like, which seem to be both e-cloth and Norwex) should be linked and promoted by you. You prefer e-cloth for its price. Fair enough. But if you also like Norwex for its quality, shouldn’t you be linking to them, too (and to Moja if you like them, and PerfectClean if you like them, etc), so that your readers not only have a choice, but a fair choice by the convenience of linking from your blog?

    • Ashley permalink
      July 6, 2017 6:38 am

      Oh wow would you really go off on her like this to her in person? Man the Internet really makes people hateful over the most inane things.

  23. Brianne permalink
    October 9, 2015 11:49 am

    You can buy Norwex directly through any consultant or on amzon. You should check your facts before you post.

    • Anonymous permalink
      January 5, 2016 11:10 am

      You should not purchase Norwex product off of Amazon. Yes it may be cheaper, but you do not get a warranty with items purchased on Amazon.

      • JoshB permalink
        March 12, 2017 4:18 am

        How many people actually send back a Norwex cloth because of a warranty?

      • March 12, 2017 4:20 am

        How many people actually send a Norwex cloth back in 2 years? I’m sure if any the number is below 5%.

  24. Christina permalink
    September 8, 2015 4:54 pm

    Please contact me to discuss the antibacterial ecloth.

  25. Anonymous permalink
    June 17, 2015 4:16 pm

    Norwex is not an MLM. Direct sales is nothing like an MLM 🙂 plus all the other good stuff someone else already posted

    • Nobody permalink
      January 24, 2016 12:53 pm

      Norwex is a Multilevel Marketing Company, aka, direct sales, network marketing. They are all the same! Norwex, however, is NOT a pyramid scheme!

  26. May 13, 2015 4:41 pm

    I Love, Love, Love, Love my Norwex and no one can trash it and change my mind. I just wish I would of heard of it sooner in life!!!

    • Beth Clark permalink
      April 27, 2017 1:42 pm

      Linda, I agree with you all the way. I wish I had known about it 30 years ago. My home would still look new if I was using it back then.

  27. February 23, 2015 9:39 pm

    I LOVE Mojaworks cloths. TOTALLY affordable, same cleaning of the 99% bacteria with using ONLY water. I LOVE you their mop too, and the copper face creams!!!

  28. February 21, 2015 1:33 pm

    Hello, I recently discovered Norwex at a local Garden and Home show. The first year, I bought one cloth and it sat in my house for a year because I didn’t know how to use it. The next year, I went back to the same vendor and purchased some kitchen cloths, while getting some basic instructions. I love the cloths I purchased there and have asked the lady to invite me to an upcoming demo party so I can make the most of what I bought. I didn’t think the price was exorbitant at all, especially when I consider the cost of cleaning products, not to mention the room they take up in my cabinets. A product like this can pay for itself very quickly. However, now that I am reading about less expensive alternatives, I am confused about which might be better. My head is spinning with all the new information.

    One question I have is this. If Norwex and other microfiber cloths are made to work without products and chemicals, then why are Norwex and E-cloth making products to use with Norwex cloths? I thought the whole point is to not have products and to clean with only water? I can understand the laundry detergent and the automatic dishwasher detergent, but it seems to me that there shouldn’t be a need for anything else if the cloths are doing their job as advertised. Are the cloths not really working as expected and so the companies are having to make products? Or are the products just a way to make money?

    Not trying to be critical, but it does puzzle me when companies that are founded on the principle of cloths that use “water-only” cleaning are now making products to clean the home. Can anyone help me understand this?



    • Tye permalink
      March 26, 2016 7:04 pm

      Have you ever tried cleaning the inside of a stove or cleaning a burned pan with just water? It just isnt possible. So using the enzyme cleaner for the oven, and the cleaning past and scrubber, you can get them clean. 90% of all you use Norwex for is with just water. Every now and then though, a little extra power helps. Do not forget to rinse in hot water the cloths that you use with these products.

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 29, 2016 7:39 am

      I was also asking that question. if water and the cloth is all you need, why all the other cleaning products?

    • Anonymous permalink
      January 26, 2017 11:32 pm

      Using just Norwex microfiber cloths and water you can clean at least 90% of your home. There are a few things though that you will occasionally need something more, such as carpet stains or hardwater build up in your bathroom. Norwex sells consumable cleaning products for things such as what I listed. The difference between the Norwex products and other products you may buy is that Norwex cleaners are enzyme based or based in citric acid. This also you to have the extra cleaning power while still be extremely eco-friendly and safe for you to use.
      I can not speak for other companies but I know that Norwex as an entire company is very eco-friendly, the plant where norwex is manufactured was built with the environment in mind and is as green as it can be down to having biodegradable paint on the walls. I would encourage you to research the norwex movement, it can enlighten you to the steps norwex is taking to help better the environment.

    • Rachel permalink
      February 12, 2017 6:44 pm

      Norwex says that you can clean 90% of your home with just a Norwex cloth and water. The other products are greener solutions for the other 10% and also extra elbow grease if you want it.

    • glenna permalink
      April 2, 2017 10:12 am

      There are some jobs that need a little extra boost especially if for example you have years of mineral buildup on your glass shower doors, months of soap scum buildup, months of grease buildup in your oven. This is why they have enzymes products for these occasions. Once this buildup is removed the envirocloth maintains it.

    • Valca Castillo permalink
      July 6, 2017 2:35 pm

      The enzyme cleaners are for tougher jobs. My cloths do most of my cleaning but I had a few things that had years of build up on them that I used the cleaning paste (smoke and grease nasty coated fan blades) and I used the blue diamond in my bath tub once to break through the grime that just wouldn’t budge.

      • theCmom permalink
        November 7, 2018 10:38 am

        Universal Stone is another great option grime that needs more help (think hard water spots on faucets)

  29. Pat Ryle permalink
    February 18, 2015 2:26 pm

    Does the norwex clothes affect people with metal allergies?

    • Jamie permalink
      April 9, 2015 11:22 pm

      No, it is micro silver if you want to research it. It is NOT nano silver or colloidal silver.

    • May 16, 2015 8:50 am

      I am allergic to every metal I’ve come across. I’ve recently had to put aside my platinum wedding set as they have also caused me gross hives for three years. I’ve been told repeatedly by doctors that it’s impossible to be allergic to platinum as it’s inert, but i was also told repeatedly it was impossible for children under two years old to have food allergies – until I insisted they be tested at 2 ms and 18 ms, one with internal bleeding and one with chronic explosive diahrrea. They were wrong! Long story short, if it exists, I’m probably allergic to it (like the UPP – so allergic). I’m not allergic to the norwex cloths. In fact, I get blisters on my hands every time I wash them from something in the water here – and the Norwex clothes are the only thing I’ve found that helps. Given the extreme allergy issues I have, I know enough to say that just because I’m not allergic doesn’t mean you won’t be, but they cause me no issue and I’ve been using them for 2 years now.

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 16, 2016 10:13 am

        I recommend looking into NAET. Just google it. I’ve had a lot of my allergies eliminated using this technique… sounds like witch craft, I know… but if it works, it works… and it TOTALLY worked for me.

  30. Anonymous permalink
    January 30, 2015 8:22 am

    Norwex has a 2 year warranty on their cloths, can have around 1000 washes (wash once a week) where other cloths don’t have a warranty or are only good for half the amount of washes or less. In the long run you are saving money. Think of all the crap you buy for cleaning if you worry about money plus all the chemicals you are dealing with (sadly many people don’t care about that but you might once you have cancer or other health problems later in life) . If you like a lot of their products, do a party or sell it. Its worth it.

    • theCmom permalink
      February 23, 2015 4:44 pm

      Yes, both Norwex and Ecloth stand behind their products and offer replacements if needed.

  31. Anonymous permalink
    January 5, 2015 8:37 pm

    Norwex is a direct sales company, not a MLM one. The MLM companies are ones in which you join to get wholesale pricing and they don’t typically do at home parties, but do classes to educate people on their products. Doterra, Young Living, and Shaklee are examples of MLM. Norwex is set up as a direct sales company, like Tupperware, Stampin’ UP, Pampered Chef, etc. where there is a hostess who earns freebies for hosting an in-home party. Their sales consultants have a quarterly quota to meet in sales. People seem to get very confused about these two types of companies.

    • moda permalink
      April 26, 2015 11:44 am

      Mary Kay is MLM, and still does home parties. Also Tupperware, Amway, and more. The internet age has changed things a bit, but many MLM companies started out as home party companies. The internet has simply offered hostesses the ability to offer an alternative to the live, home party.

  32. November 22, 2014 7:05 pm

    Way too expensive – all of their products are not priced for the average family. I would love their products if they were more affordable.

    • Anonymous permalink
      March 10, 2015 8:17 pm

      Have A party!! I have recently fell in love with Norwex, and I bought one item (at the party) had my own party and received over $300 in products (free) .. and well I’m in love… Im a consultant, and now they pay me to use their products 🙂 Not to bad for only spending $30

    • jojo permalink
      March 14, 2015 10:38 am

      I used to think that but my grocery bill went way down when I stopped buying so many cleaning products

    • April 26, 2015 7:41 am

      The products are more like an investment- to replace your current cleaning methods AND to improve your environment by cutting out chemicals, fumes, garbage, packaging and window-licking consumption of chemical residue in pets and kids! The Envirocloth and Window cloth can easily last for 10 years with proper care. Think of the paper towels, glass cleaner, degreasers, soap scum removers, etc, etc, PLUS the excessive amount of effort you put in using those inferior products. The Envirocloth and Window cloth pay for themselves in the first few months.

    • August 25, 2015 3:24 pm

      The average household saves upward of $1000 in the first two years using Norwex microfiber because you no longer have to buy chemicals. No more sprays, gels, wipes, paper towels… AND you are improving the quality of your health and the environment. If you feel you can’t afford them, host a party! My hostesses (on average) earn about 43-55% of their party total in free product. So have 10 friends over and earn $400-$500 in product (for the cost of a couple snacks). We even clean your house while we are there! You can’t afford NOT to buy Norwex! 🙂

    • Amanda permalink
      November 2, 2015 12:48 pm

      You pay more upfront, but considering you do not have to buy paper towel or any other product for years, you actually save money.

    • Anonymous permalink
      December 4, 2015 4:43 am

      if you look at what your paying for and what the amount is you have to use and the damage chemicals is causing to not only your health but the enviorment you can’t put a price on this, take a look at a clorox cleaner it says it removes 99.9% bacteria but in the directions you must use 6oz for it to work the container is 24 oz, so you can clean your toilet 4 times now the blue diamond on the other hand that norwex has while it is 29.99 will last you about a year and can be used for multiple things do the math plus i bet you will find your home will be cleaner and you will have less doctor bills

  33. Sue permalink
    October 24, 2014 8:27 pm

    Can anyone please direct me to any article or study that backs up these claims: “when you give the e-cloth a good rinse under warm/hot water after you use it, over 99% of the bacteria in the cloth will be rinsed away.” or “Studies show that after you rinse the cloths out with warm water, they only re-introduced just 0.01% of bacteria back onto a sterile surface; simply rinse under warm to hot water and rub the cloth together. This will release the dirt and bacteria and wash it down the drain.”(Norwex)

  34. September 30, 2014 12:21 pm

    I have read alot online about Norwex. Although I understand the Norwex clothes contain silver or another antibacterial item in the cloth fabric to stop the cloth from harbouring bacteria, which is great, but a key fact that has not been addressed is how the antibacterial properties in the cloth would transfer that antibacterial feature into the surface it is cleaning. As someone with a science degree I can tell you that an antibacterial material does not automatically pass the ‘antibacterialness’ onto the surface it touches. Although I am sure the cloth does not keep the bacteria inside it, that does not mean the counter or surface you are cleaning would have all the bacteria removed simply by rubbing the cloth on it. Bacteria and microorganisms need their cell walls broken to be destroyed, wither via physical means (AKA scrubbing) or by a enzyme/chem reaction (AKA antibac cleaners). I don’t see any objective proof that microfiber cloths do anything different then a regular cloth to the surface that is being cleaned. Although I would use them with celaning solution, there is no proof that the cloth is killing the bacteria ON the SURFACE by it self, simply because it is absorbent.

    • Evelyn permalink
      January 9, 2016 7:15 am

      At my party the Norwex rep rubbed raw chicken all over the counter, then swabbed it with come bacteria detector and it turned a color (purple?). Then she cleaned half of it and swabbed again and the color was different, indicating no bacteria. She also said that the microfiber, at 1/200th of a human hair (not 1/5 like dollar store microfiber) simply picks up and holds the dirt, (germs and bacteria?) until rinsed or washed out. I think she used the same cloth on yet another part of the counter and swabbed and still showed the same color. Not sure what kind of swab it was but I think there’s a youtube video showing the same thing. Might that help?

    • February 13, 2018 7:55 pm

      As a science teacher, this is my exact question. And I have never heard of a bacterial detector. There are so many different types of bacteria and thus, many different tests that have to be done to identify them. This seems bogus.

      • theCmom permalink
        November 6, 2018 9:41 pm

        There is not a bacteria detector, but there is a protein swap test. When the protein (in the bacteria) is gone from the surface, then we can assume the surface is clean. This is how professional kitchens are tested for cleanliness.

  35. Anonymous permalink
    September 4, 2014 6:55 pm


    • theCmom permalink
      December 15, 2015 2:29 pm

      e-cloth has free shipping and no tax…

    • October 15, 2016 11:46 am

      I agree…by the time I tallied up I had paid over $42.00 for 2 rags..starter pack. I feel like a fool…

  36. Kelly permalink
    April 28, 2014 1:52 pm

    I like that you are not judging Norwex and being an MLM helps moms like me earn money from home. Mary Kay & Pampered Chef…even Avon have been around for a very long time. I don’t know why they make people uncomfortable. I used to work for a very large corporation and what made me feel uncomfortable was seeing the millions that the CEO made every year and yet every year the company went through major cuts. And people purchase their processed food every day at the grocery store. When my job was eliminated I no longer had to purchase their products…thank goodness as that stuff will kill you. And, you do not have to go to a party to order Norwex. You can order anytime online.

    • November 15, 2014 9:52 am

      I have to agree with you Kelly. I am a Norwex rep too, and I have tried e cloth too. Actually tried every cloth know to man that said microfiber lol. However, MLM does not make me uncomfortable at all and with Norwex they are so relaxed compared to some other MLM companies. There is no pressure to sell what so ever. They do believe in getting the world cleaner! Every home should use greener cleaners, and they often will show their method and then a home made method. So that just proves that they are not after the “sale” but rather after the “clean green”. Their products simply make it easier to do that. I have also tried e-cloth and they do work much the same, but I like to go out and try and get every single person I know or meet, to clean with out harsh chemicals, and Norwex is giving me that opportunity. As well I can make some extra cash to enjoy the little things in life. Cheers

  37. Sherri permalink
    March 24, 2014 6:03 pm

    I have purchased Norwex clothes and use them all the time, they are wonderful. The only thing I don’t like is they purchase these clothes and put their name tag on them and charge 100% for what their original purchase price is. I have found these elsewhere, (same product, same results) and was able to purchase more because the price was a more reasonable amount. Sorry Norwex! Your out on this product.

    • Anonymous permalink
      January 16, 2015 8:33 am

      Can you tell me what products it is? Because I like Norwex but it’s way too expensive

    • February 14, 2015 1:09 pm

      What was the other product you tried? 🙂

    • February 18, 2015 5:52 pm

      That information is COMPLETELY incorrect! Where did you get your facts? Norwex does NOT buy their cloths from a third party company! They own the factory where the cloths are made and oversee every single step in the entire process to ensure the VERY highest quality!! They shut all of production down one time because they found cloths that had like one stitch off during the inspection process. They are VERY stringent in their quality testing! I am sorry for wherever you received wrong information.

    • wanda permalink
      December 8, 2015 1:10 pm

      i also like to know where you can purchase norwew cloths cheaper

  38. Robin permalink
    February 6, 2014 10:04 am

    Try the mojafiber cloths by mojaworks! You will NOT be disappointed. Infact I know you will love the cloths so much, if you aren’t happy within 60 days return them for a full refund!

    • theCmom permalink
      May 23, 2014 7:29 am

      I’m glad mojafiber is a high quality microfiber that removes bacteria the as norwex and e-cloth. They all have great return policies. I think e-cloth has a 100% satisfaction one that allows you to return the cloth anytime for any reason.

  39. Robin permalink
    February 6, 2014 10:00 am

    Also, the mojafiber cloths do not have silver in them. The tightly woven cloth, each section is 1/200th the size of a humane hair, is what makes the cloths able to pick up 99% of bacteria and then when rinsed out the bacteria washes right off. The cloths are machine washable and you just hang dry them. They seriously dry in an hour or so.

    • theCmom permalink
      May 23, 2014 7:30 am

      Sounds very similar to e-cloth and norwex. mojafiber sounds like a great product – very high quality

  40. sheryl permalink
    February 1, 2014 8:10 pm

    How and where are norwex cloths made? I’ve seen asia and china.
    Are they environmentally friendly to produce, are the factories clean and safe working conditions. I think it is wonderful that they work so well, but it seems the production of a micro fiber with silver in it, it china may not be so environmentally friendly to produce.
    That fact that it is an MLM upsets me as well

    • theCmom permalink
      February 6, 2014 9:40 am

      Norwex is an MLM. E-cloth is not. They both are manufactured in Asia because Asia specializes in textiles. We can not make the same quality here in the US. The silver in the microfiber is controversial… all the cloths made by Norwex and E-cloth will remove over 99% off ALL the bacteria from your surfaces. You do not need the silver in the cloth to make them work. Most of Norwex has silver in their cloths. Most of E-cloth does NOT have silver in theirs.
      E-cloth is much better priced and more affordable than Norwex.


    • Sarah permalink
      February 11, 2014 12:54 pm

      To answer your question about the environmental effects of the manufacturing process and why they are in China, please read this page. It is a GREAT detailed explanation of the reason why and that Norwex is very involved in the plant they are manufactured in and only uses fair trade practices and suppliers. Hope this helps!

  41. Robin permalink
    November 19, 2013 9:52 pm

    1. Norwex, due to pending lawsuits filed by the FDA, no longer uses ANY silver in any of their cloths. About 4 years ago, they claimed their cloths had silver woven into them. About a year ago, they claimed their cloths had a different kind of silver in them. Come to find out, not all their cloths had the silver, & the ones that did, had a Nano Silver spray on some of their cloths. The FDA came in and discovered the Nano spray they were using was leaking out into the enviornment.
    Norwex, now claims they have an “antibac” agent on their cloths but a that does is inhibit bad Oder on their cloths. Norwex cloths do NOT clean bacteria using only water any longer. Check their website. There is a new company, MOJAWORKS, that has tested and proven (YouTube videos available to view) to actually clean bacteria from surfaces using only water and their mojafiber cloths. They are brand new and THE REAL THING.

    • theCmom permalink
      February 6, 2014 9:43 am

      Thank for your info. I have not verified if what you say is true or not.

      E-cloth removes over 99% of all bacteria from the surface with only water. E-cloth does not put silver in their clothes except for their Antibacterial Line.

    • Karla permalink
      April 24, 2014 2:02 pm

      FYI – the comment by ROBIN has the wrong company – the E-cloth is the one being investigated, not Norwex.

      • theCmom permalink
        May 23, 2014 7:15 am

        E-cloth is not being investigated. Neither is Norwex. Simply buy whichever product you would like. Both will clean your home quickly with amazing results.

    • Shelley permalink
      May 18, 2014 3:54 am

      Robin, Where have you gotten your incorrect info re Norwex? I am a Norwex Consultant and being a fairly new consultant, I can assure you that Norwex does indeed still have micro silver in it’s cloths. It is not coating the cloth but embedded within the fibers of the cloth. Norwex Enviro Cloths DO indeed clean over 99% of bacteria using only a Norwex Enviro Cloth and water. I guess you haven’t seen the chicken test, of late.

  42. Bobsmith permalink
    November 15, 2013 5:38 am

    If you think Norwex is overpriced you obviously havent looked at enjo!!!!! thats a freaking rip off!

  43. Michelle Kavanaugh permalink
    November 4, 2013 12:49 pm

    My friend was having a Norwex party and it educated me on microfiber. I thought I would be Miss Smarty Pants and find it cheaper else where. I ordered a handful of e-cloths and I was so disappointed. They aren’t even close to the Norwex cloth in quality and ease of use. I felt scammed by this blog for making me feel like e-cloths were the same as the Norwex cloths.

    • theCmom permalink
      February 6, 2014 9:47 am

      E-cloth and Norwex are made with the same technology. They both remove over 99% off the bacteria from the surface. You may like Norwex better, you may like their prices better and you may like giving your friends free products by buying from their parties.

  44. Amanda Smith permalink
    September 12, 2013 10:56 am

    You do NOT have to go to a party to get Norwex. I am a consultant, I have my own website. You can go the the website and they will help you find a consultant to order through. Depending on the consultant there are promotions/discounts and incentives. Also Norwex is backed by a 60 day money back guar most products are also backed by a 2-5 year warrenty – FYI

  45. Suzy permalink
    August 29, 2013 5:31 pm

    I am glad Norwex has home parties. The consultant was so informative and educated on the products, the way silver works, bacteria, etc. that she educated us. She did not sell us. We wanted the products when we saw them work and understood HOW they worked. I would never have purchased that much stuff on line that I had NOT seen work. If anyone gets invited a home show by Leah S. I suggest you attend.

  46. Anonymous permalink
    June 3, 2013 10:39 pm

    You say you have to go to a party to buy the Norwex product. That is bull! Every consultant that I know of has an official Norwex site where you can buy the product DIRECTLY so you don’t have to host/go to a party.

    • Anonymous permalink
      July 2, 2013 2:34 pm

      I ordered Norwex product and did not have to go to a party.

    • Edith Krumholz permalink
      June 15, 2015 5:47 pm

      I need cloths that will leave my windows and mirror streak free. Where can I order or go to a store and buy it. I was told one is a cleaning cloth and one is a drying cloth. I am very confused by all the comments on here. Please help me.

  47. Anonymous permalink
    May 7, 2013 11:20 am

    Obviously you have nott used ALL the products that NORWEX has to offer!

    • Jen permalink
      May 18, 2013 6:38 am

      LOOOVEEE my Norwex!!!!!

      • Anonymous permalink
        June 26, 2013 2:38 am

        Same here! Can’t pull me away from my Norwex! 🙂

    • May 19, 2013 8:35 pm

      You would need to take out a loan to try all the products Norwex offer’s. A fool and their money are soon parted! That’s all I can say.

      • Jen permalink
        August 15, 2013 8:59 pm

        It may be little expensive at first but if you know anything about Norwex using their products eliminates the use of papertowels and household chemical cleaners so it ends up saving you money.Their laundry detergent will last you 6 months for 2 people. Their cloths last 5 years and they are unlike any other .Face cloths take off every trace of makeup using only water. So,no need for makeup removers. If you look at the big picture it will save you money!

      • cbabusiak permalink
        August 25, 2015 3:30 pm

        The average household says upwards of $1000 in the first two years of owning Norwex microfiber products because you no longer have to buy the bottles and bottles and bottles of ammonia and bleach and other harsh chemicals. PLUS… if you host a party you get so much free product that you will be WAY ahead right from the start… A fool does not research before rushing to conclusions.

      • October 9, 2015 10:13 am

        I agree with Jen. I haven’t used make-up removers or skin cleansers since I bought my Norwex facecloths. They are so much softer and gentler on my skin, while cleansing it better than skin-care products, so my skin looks great! Add to that the fact that I have to haul my clothes to a laundrymat, and not having to launder them anywhere near as often as regular cloths saves me even more money!

        While I see your point about the initial expense of purchasing Norwex products, the savings quickly add up over time, as you eliminate the useless and harmful chemicals which are in fact, less effective at removing bacteria than a simple Norwex cloth and warm water! So if you can’t or simply don’t want to spend much on switching your household over to Norwex, you have one of four options: 1. Order online one or two products at a time and pay shipping, or 2. Attend a friend’s party, and help her earn free product while building your inventory one or two pieces at a time and pay shipping, or 3. Host your own party, and earn a lot of free product at a time, and pay no shipping, or 4. Become a consultant, get paid a 35% commission even on your own orders which equates to a 35% discount, plus earn free product! (And yes, you pay shipping as well.) I did this just a couple weeks ago, and even if I were to sell 0 product, it would be worth it!

        So yes, Norwex is expensive…but you get what you pay for…quality! And you can’t put a price on your health, and the health of your family! If my sister had had Norwex when her boys were small it would have saved three trips to the ER to get their stomachs pumped, because they wouldn’t have had any dangerous cleansers in the house for them to get into! (They were extremely hyper-active, and inventive–the chemicals were in a top cupboard, not down low!) And the savings in terms of preventive measures, and the health issues one won’t ever develop because they’ve eliminated dangerous chemicals from their homes is simply immeasurable.

        So if you really just cannot afford it, you do the best you can with what you’ve got. I’ve been there, done that. Most of us have at one time or another. But otherwise the benefits quickly outweigh the costs, and the MLM/non-MLM debate is a moot point. Every company pays someone to distribute their products in one way or another and direct sales is actually one of the most cost-effective for the company as well as providing legitimate work-from-home opportunities for men and women across the country. Frankly, if you think the price would be lower if they added umpteen middle-men into the equation, I think you’re wrong. Either way, you get what you pay for!

  48. April 11, 2013 5:34 pm

    Oh, e-cloths are much nicer than microfiber from the store! Those always feel like velcro on my hands – icky against my skin. These don’t. 🙂

    I’ll have to have Mom double-check the numbers, as far as comparing E-cloth to Norwex.

  49. April 11, 2013 11:10 am

    My mom recently started selling Norwex, after having been pretty impressed by a presentation. We looked into E-cloth, too. For US, we decided that the bit more we’d pay for Norwex cloths over the antibacterial E-cloths (the only “equivalents” in the E-cloth line) was worth it, to not have to replace them as soon.

    Just FYI; certainly everyone will weigh costs/benefits differently.

    • theCmom permalink
      April 11, 2013 4:01 pm

      Actually, e-cloth is 1.6 million fibers per sq. inch. Maybe Norwex has recently increased their fibers per sq inch, but last we check it wasn’t quite as high as 1.6 million like e-cloth. I do know that the window/polishing (purple) cloth by Norwex is heavier than the window/polishing cloth by e-cloth… thick or thin, it’s still 1.6 million strands 🙂 They both work fabulously, some thinner fabric – easier to wring out the excess water.

  50. Jamie Raber permalink
    April 1, 2013 7:22 am

    I have tons of Norwex products and love them for the most part, but I started noticing scratches on my mirrors, that had never been there before, someone I know when I told her about it said she stopped using her Norwex cloths on her mirrors and windows awhile ago because it scratched hers to. Why would it be scratching my mirrors? I use the enviro -cloth first which has silver in it and then the polisher.

    • theCmom permalink
      April 2, 2013 10:47 am

      The scratches would be from residual dirt in the cloth that is causing the scratches – try boiling the cloth before your next use to remove anything that may be caught in the fibers. Don’t use the mirror cloth to do “general” surface cleaning.

    • Gaetane Theriault permalink
      October 6, 2018 7:54 am

      Like Jamie Raber, Ive experienced the same problem with scratching the mirrors/glass using the enviro cloth and the window cloth. I’m a professional cleaner and always seek to use environmentally friendly products by trying new products. I have never ever had any complaints with my cleaning and this week I did…about streaks/scratches. I’ve been using Norwex for 4-6 weeks only. I too am questioning the effectiveness of these cloths if they scratch surfaces…I’d rather not use them! Perhaps the micro steal in them is what should be in question.

  51. Philip Forest permalink
    March 10, 2013 8:33 am

    My wife & I were invited to a Norwex product presentation. We both were verry skeptical however after seeing the presentation we were verry impressed with how well the products worked. There is no minimum to buy every month like the other direct selling companies have. We haven’t started yet. We’re currently working on using up the existing chemicals we have in our home then were going to host a party & invite our family & friends. They need to hear about this without being obligated to buy anything!….

  52. February 21, 2013 12:24 pm

    My wife started selling Norwex a while ago and other than the high retail price, I think their products work very well. I have been very skeptical of Norwex, since it is an MLM, but she has had a great response from the people that have hosted parties and used the products.

    • tas permalink
      August 17, 2013 7:27 pm

      It is nice to hear that you support your wife in her business venture Mike!!

  53. CharO permalink
    February 20, 2013 3:26 pm

    Can you let us know what you think of the Norwex cleaning spray and paste? This discussion has been real helpful in choosing the cloths to use. THANKS!

    • theCmom permalink
      February 22, 2013 8:33 am

      Norwex Cleaning Paste is great. I hear rumors of E-cloth carrying a cleaning paste that is comparable or possible better? (safe to use on copper, antiques etc).

    • BarbMcQ permalink
      November 7, 2014 12:29 pm

      I LOVE my Norwex paste. It cleans my white glass top stove in no time at all without heavy duty scrubbing! I polish it up with my envirocloth and my 14 year old stove top looks brand new! I am now on my second jar of paste! Did I say I LOVE it?

  54. Rose permalink
    February 1, 2013 11:30 pm

    on the e-cloth website….”no other cloth has silver embedded” ? Isn’t that false advertising?

  55. Anonymous permalink
    December 30, 2012 8:50 pm

    If you believe the bacteria leaves the cloth when it gets dry, I just have to shake my head. Says who, who claims this and proof, please!

    • theCmom permalink
      December 30, 2012 9:36 pm

      I do not believe bacteria leaves. Bacteria can only live in a dry environment for a certain amount of time. If you research bacteria, you’ll find that it loves and multiplies in a damp, warm environment.

      The silver in the Professional Line inhibits bacteria growth inside the cloth. Silver is a known agent for killing bacteria.

      Also, the bacteria transfer rate from the cloth back to a sterile surface is less than .01 percent.

      Chlorox, 409, Vingar, etc. does not kill all bacteria or viruses.

    • Anonymous permalink
      January 17, 2014 9:19 pm

      The bacteria doesn’t “leave” the cloth. The microsilver suffocates the bacteria. If you took time to attend a Norwex presentation, maybe you’d stop shaking your head!

      • theCmom permalink
        January 23, 2014 8:32 am

        The bacteria does leave the cloth if rinsed out under hot running water.

  56. Pat b permalink
    December 27, 2012 11:10 am

    I have been to two norwex parties. The first, I was told that once the surface is wiped with a wet enviro cloth the bacteria that is trapped inside will dissipate when the cloth dries. Nothing was said about this at the second party, and I didn’t think of it at the time to ask. So, does the bacteria only leave the cloth once it is dry?

    • Pat b permalink
      December 27, 2012 11:33 am

      Why does my question have to be moderated? Not sure i understand.

      • theCmom permalink
        December 30, 2012 7:27 pm

        I have all comments moderated otherwise the blog gets crowded with spam and makes it all messy and hard to read through the comments.

      • Anonymous permalink
        December 30, 2012 7:41 pm

        Well at least she didn’t delete you your comment like mine about E-clothes being made of nano silver. Which is currently polluting our water. Way to save a few dollars by killing our Eco system!

      • theCmom permalink
        January 3, 2013 8:26 am

        Anonymous, I like to keep this discussion friendly. If you have a sincere question or facts to bring to the table, please do so.
        -The silver in the e-cloth is bonded to the fiber and can NOT be washed away.
        -All e-cloths are guaranteed for 300 washes and the Professional E-cloth is guaranteed for 1,000 washes.
        -The microfiber in e-cloth is 1/200 of a human hair. Same as Norwex.
        Here is the link:

    • theCmom permalink
      December 30, 2012 7:25 pm

      After you wipe the surface, you will need to rinse the cloth so that the bacteria, virus and other grime goes down the drain. The silver in the Professional E-cloth Line will inhibit the bacteria growth inside the cloth. Most bacteria and virus’ do not survive in a dry environment, so once the cloth is dry, bacteria starts to die as well.
      Thanks for stopping and asking 🙂

  57. Char permalink
    December 8, 2012 5:44 pm

    Do you know if Norwex oven cleaner really is safe to use on self clean ovens?

  58. Mary Jean permalink
    October 16, 2012 8:54 pm

    It’s a shame you did not give your Norwex business a better try. I have been a consultant for a good while now. Know what I love about it? Besides the BEST products out there? At the parties that I do, I am able to give the Hostess literally hundreds of dollars of free product just for hosting the party. Norwex is EXTREMELY generous with their hostesses AND consultants. All of my life I refused to go to home parties because of feeling the “pressure” to buy. But when Norwex came along, I was excited to be able to share the products with others and in a fun, party setting. I don’t have a single dissatisfied customer and on the contrary, my customers are telling all of their friends about Norwex and then either hosting parties, or signing up to be consultants, because it is such a great business. It’s called free enterprise and I for one am very happy with it.

    • theCmom permalink
      October 17, 2012 8:17 am

      Maybe she doesn’t want a business, not everyone does. Maybe she wants a great product at a better price…? just guessing…

    • Anonymous permalink
      November 27, 2012 5:37 pm

      Usually if you are giving away hundreds of dollars in “free product”, the products you are selling are marked way higher than what they are made for. They may be great products, just realize that there may be equivalent items with less mark up outside of the MLM business concept.

    • Philip Forest permalink
      March 10, 2013 8:41 am

      We’re going to host a part & invite our family & friends so we can let them know about the secret we’ve discovered. Wether they choose to buy or not is their choice. We weren’t force to buy. We’re just waiting to get low on the existing chemicals that we currently have in our home.

      • theCmom permalink
        March 11, 2013 9:41 am

        Sounds like a great idea – telling your friends and family about a way to clean better and safer without having to use chemicals. And then you can tell your friends and family that if they would like the same quality of products for up to half the price (and get free shipping), they can go to

  59. Anonymous permalink
    October 15, 2012 11:14 pm

    I am going to order a few ecloths tonight and do my own product testing, and review to follow. I signed on as a rep with Norwex over three years ago, and indeed do like the cloths and a number of other products that they carry. However, I only became a rep because that was the only way to purchase the product and, at the time there wasn’t anyone in my city distributing; I didn’t know any one that could sell them to me…all I wanted was a few things, not be a rep 🙂
    I’ve had a few parties but never really push it: I do a few demos, throw catalogues at them and see what comes back. I don’t like attending any of these “sorts” of parties because it is pressure, no matter what way you put it. — All these great products should just be available online from the company — that is simple and direct selling
    As far as I’m concerned Norwex was overpriced to start with and then they jacked up their prices and I’m still pretty disappointed about this. The laundry soap nearly double in price! I really like the soap but who can afford it? Even as a rep with the discount they still charge you full price for taxes; they gave me some lame “the government makes us do it”. Yeah, right. When was the last time you went to the mall, bought something for 35% off and yet paid tax on the original, and full price? Grr, agitates me just writing this. 😦
    I am going to order a few e-cloths right now, and if they deliver as well as, or close to the Norwex cloths then I know where I’m shopping!

    • theCmom permalink
      October 16, 2012 8:34 pm

      Thank you for your insight and for taking the time to write down your thoughts. We look forward to hearing your feedback after you receive your e-cloths.

    • JUS7IFIED permalink
      January 27, 2013 8:10 am

      @Anonymous – I know how you feel with the taxing on the full price… but it does happen that way at the mall too. I work for the T-Mobile at my local mall, and do so primarily for the great employee discounts. Unlimited everything for $20 – yes please, and thank you! And the discount on my phones… 40% first 2 years, then 65% off, next 2, then free after that BUT BUT BUT we always have to pay taxes on the full retail price of the device. And even if a customer gets a Classic plan phone discount, or a 0$ down Value plan option, we still collect tax on the full price at the point of sale. Sucks. But Uncle Sam’s gonna get his any way he can.
      @theCmom – thanks for this thread. My wife purchased Norwex at a friend’s party years ago and they are great… but I’ve just started looking to add to her collection and knew there had to be some cheaper competition out there! Happy to find there is.

      grace & peace

    • May 10, 2014 3:00 am

      @ JUS7IFIED – I started selling Norwex in 2011. I did get a lot of free products. I believe I had 3 or 4 bags of laundry detergent. Do you know how difficult it is to removed turmeric power stains? My son worked at the warehouse and everyone wanted to know why his clothes have no stains like theirs’ did.

      My son’s boss had a cream color jacket and a white golf shirt with stains that couldn’t be removed. The jacket took one soak only using detergent with hot water (no scrubbing.) The stain disappeared. The golf shirt took soaking, scrubbing and spray wash five times and the stains disappeared.

      The boss told me, he will purchase whatever I use. Once he saw the clothes, he mentioned that dry cleaners could not remove those stains.

      I never ordered anything in 2012 or later because I was not well. Now I want to start selling again immediately. Please let me know what your results will be. I hope you will do the exact testing as Norwex consultants do by scrubbing meat on the counter.

      Another product on the market is called Pink Solution, All Purpose Cleaner, natural, non-toxic, bio-degradable, also used as laundry soap., made in Canada.

      Peace, love, and kindness,
      Didi Simer

    • Shelley permalink
      May 18, 2014 4:23 am

      @Anonymous, JUS7IFIED is correct. I used to work in retail and if the store doesn’t change full tax then it is coming out of their pocket because they do have to pay tax on the original full price. That is the case for services too.

      I too am a Norwex Consultant and yes, the products are expensive but I’ll pay the price any day in place of the hundreds I would otherwise be spending on toxic cleaning chemicals, toxic laundry soap and dryer sheets and paper towels. Considering the cost of all those toxic chemicals that need to constantly be replaced, I’m saving an arm and a leg, especially with the consultant discount. As for the laundry soap, I’d rather use the teaspoon or tablespoon of laundry soap, depending on if I have a top or front loader, than a huge scoop of laundry soap that is full of fillers so requires so much. I used to buy the huge box of TIDE and it cost around $20 and due to having to use the huge scoop of detergent every time, the box did not last me nearly as long as as the Norwex Laundry detergent that takes a tea/tablespoon of soap. The TiDE or whatever soap full of fillers was also wrong on my clothes and ruined them. I had no clue, until I started selling Norwex, that regular laundry detergent includes crushed glass. What is up with that?!

      Btw, it’s not silver that is used in Norwex. It’s miro-silver and there is a difference.

  60. Jeremy permalink
    September 9, 2012 7:17 pm

    Haha, that’s a huge logical leap you took there for me! Where on earth did you get that? I’ve simply stated that I don’t feel the silver is necessary as a household product, something ecloth clearly agrees with as they have labelled their products in line with that principal

    • theCmom permalink
      September 10, 2012 6:37 pm

      You can buy the e-cloth with or without the silver embedded, both will do an excellent job.

  61. September 7, 2012 8:47 pm

    I call the Norwex “fools gold.” Sure their good but e-cloths are just as good and the price is something most people can afford. I think the people that sell them just work overtime making it right in their minds when they collect this outrageous price from their friends. Wait a minute did I say, “friends.”

    • October 9, 2015 10:59 am

      I think it’s wonderful that e-cloths are less expensive, which may allow more people to enjoy the benefits of greener cleaning practices, but most of the posts I have seen here seem to indicate that they last half as long as Norwex. So if they cost half as much, but need replaced twice as often, doesn’t that essentially mean they are just as expensive in the long run? One of the things I appreciate about this blogpost, (thank you, theCmom), is the friendly and overall, positive nature of the debate. So before making disparaging remarks about Norwex consultants and their motives toward their friends, let’s just weigh in with the facts. And rest assured that most Norwex consultants are on board because they truly care about helping the people they care most about to live a greener, healthier lifestyle, and the fact that they get paid to do that while making their own homes greener is a great bonus!

      • theCmom permalink
        December 15, 2015 2:17 pm

        Both e-cloth and Norwex stand behind their products. If your e-cloth needs to be replaced, contact e-cloth. They’ll replace it for you. 100% satisfaction guarantee!

  62. September 5, 2012 8:26 pm

    Norwex is a DIrect Sales company. You can easily buy the products on line through a web site including mine. I did not see anywhere that the ecloths have a 2 year warranty like Norwex cloths. Also, if you did have a party, you would be eligible to receive a LOT of free products. My last 3 hostesses each received over $250 in free products just for hosting a party and meeting a certain $$amount in their sales. They are VERY happy indeed. So Norwex really is the better company in several ways. Plus I wonder if Ecloths can boast that the fiber in their cloths is 1/200th the width of a human hair. This super fine fiber results in a microscopic clean. I am SO happy to be a Norwex consultant.

    • theCmom permalink
      September 7, 2012 2:33 pm

      -Direct Sales is another name for MLM (multi-level marketing). Click here for the definition. You’ll see that Avon, Amyway, MaryKay and Tupperware are just a few “direct sales” companies listed.
      -I’d prefer to share e-cloth website with my friends so that we all save money. I don’t like “using” my friend, family and neighbors for my personal gain at their expense.
      -All e-cloths are guaranteed for 300 washes and the Professional E-cloth is guaranteed for 1,000 washes.
      -The microfiber in e-cloth is 1/200 of a human hair. Same as Norwex.
      Here is the link:

      • Shelley permalink
        May 18, 2014 4:28 am

        How you’d see Norwex as being “at their expense”, I do not know considering they can stop spending regularly on chemicals, paper towels and mops if they use Norwex instead. Buy the cloth once and it lasts for most people for about a decade. I’ll talk that “expense” over the fortune I used to spend on all those products that I really didn’t want in my home, anyday.

      • Anonymous permalink
        March 31, 2015 4:14 pm

        Why is everyone so hung up on Direct Sales or MLM? BIG DEAL!!!! It allows the consultants to make more money rather than having big corporations make it all. Get over it “theCmom”!!! Use what you want WE don’t care!! Norwex is not the SCAM, Corporate America is the biggest pyramid scheme !! The only people getting ripped off are the people working for Corporate America!!

      • Jenna permalink
        July 24, 2017 10:52 pm

        Every company has a business plan, which includes how they are going to market their product. For something like this, it makes sense to use MLM instead of traditional ads. That way people can see, feel, and be instructed on the proper usage in a personal manner. If you take the time to research these products well, as I feel most Norwex consultants do, and the time to teach others to use them properly as well as all the other work that goes into a party, YOU SHOULD BE compensated. That’s why it’s a business. Also, in my opinion it seems as though most people are finding e-cloth through Norwex reviews. So while Norwex is paying out all these incentives for hostess and consultants to spread the word and advertise for them, e-cloth sits on the sidelines and waits for bargain shoppers who love the Norwex concept but not the price, to fall into their lap. This is speculation on my part, but the only time I hear about ecloths is when someone is looking for a Norwex knock off. Maybe that’s e-cloths business plan and that’s okay. But I would hesitate to judge Norwex so harshly for their choice of marketing seeing as they seem to be the ones getting the word out about greener cleaning solutions, and it’s effective!

      • theCmom permalink
        November 7, 2018 10:36 am

        Thank you for your thoughts. Quick note, ecloth and norwex were both started in Europe about the same time. Different business models. Ecloth is not a knock-off. Ecloth is just less expensive option.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 19, 2012 8:31 am

      I agree Mary Jean.I use Norwex EVERYDAY and it is AWESOME!! Sure it cost more than e-cloth but does e-cloth have a satisfaction guarantee? There are always going to be products that compete with one another but the simple fact is you get what you pay for!

      • theCmom permalink
        September 19, 2012 12:10 pm

        Yes, E-cloth has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You do get what you pay for, and sometimes you pay more than you need to.

  63. Kathleen permalink
    August 13, 2012 6:44 pm

    I’m wondering if anyone can offer some tips….a friend gave me a Norwex envirocloth recently. I began using (and keeping) it in a bathroom. Amazing! I used it regularly for weeks. Not on the shower or toilet, but just to wipe down the vanity, sinks & mirrors. It worked so well and never smelled. Finally, after about 2 months, it did start to smell a bit. So I washed it, and now it’s fine again. During the months while I was using it, I decided to research online and came across this post and comments. So I checked out the ecloths and ordered one. I had wanted more cleaning cloths for other bathrooms and the kitchen, etc, but wasn’t interested in paying Norwex prices. I’m using my new professional line ecloth in the kitchen, for wiping counters, stove top and appliances. It began to stink after a few uses, so I washed it (regular warm load with my regular detergent). It still stinks! I’m feeling like there is a difference in quality between the Norwex rag and the ecloth, although I’m using the kitchen ecloth much more than the bathroom Norwex cloth. I’m just very disappointed that the ecloth begins to stink so quickly. I’m still new to this, though, so I would love to know if there is anything I can do to lengthen the time between washings of my ecloth. Because at this point, I’d have to wash it just about every day. I was expecting it to last much longer between washings. It doesn’t seem like nearly such a good deal if I have to wash it every day. One of the reasons the microfiber cloths appealed to me was that I wouldn’t have to wash rags after one day’s use, like I do with my normal cotton rags.

    Also, I was hoping the cloths would perform better at cleaning my stainless steel kitchen appliances. Again, mabye I’m not using them correctly? My appliances are still pretty cloudy and the areas I’ve been able to clean better have required LOTS of elbow grease. I’m not sure I can commit that much effort on a regular basis, just to have them look “okay.”

    Any suggestions or insights? Thanks!

    • theCmom permalink
      August 13, 2012 7:26 pm


      Good questions and observations regarding the ecloths/norwex products.

      I think I can help… The reason your e-cloth began to smell sooner and needs to washed more often is because you are cleaning a much dirtier surface. The food, grease, liquids you are wiping up get trapped in your cloth (that is exactly what it’s suppose to do). The cloth in your bathroom is cleaning a lot less surface and less bacteria and no food.

      I like having about 4 e-cloth in rotation in my kitchen. It also may help to boil your kitchen cloth as to really do a good job of getting EVERYTHING out of the millions of tiny fibers it has. These fibers are what is grabbing and cleaning your surfaces.

      Another example is the Polish cloth, my polish cloth never smells, but it comes into contact with very minimal bacteria, dirt, grime since it simply polishes rather clean surfaces that need a spot free finish.

      Stainless steel. There is a film or covering that is on some stainless appliances. Once you remove that filmy stuff, you will be able to effortlessly wipe your surface off. If you have the appliances with this annoying covering, it will take some initial elbow grease, hot water and time. You will be rewarded with a surface that is super easy to clean.

  64. Barb permalink
    August 3, 2012 3:11 pm

    I don’t understand why I have to boil my Norwex to take bacterial odor out of it? Their product catalog says it kills odor bacteria. Also, what about strep and staph bacteria? Are those also killed by the silver in Norwex? I read only about it killing mold and bacteria that causes odor?

    • theCmom permalink
      August 4, 2012 5:32 pm

      Both E-cloth Professional and Norwex have silver embedded. The silver greatly inhibits bacteria growth within the cloth. After time, if the cloth is not rinsed out well and not laundered often enough, you will get enough build up of residue. This residue will begin to smell.
      Since there are millions and millions of fibers in the cloth, boiling helps remove anything trapped in the tiny fibers.

  65. May 25, 2012 11:45 pm

    Steam and liquid water are two different forms of the same chemical substance – water. Yes folks, water is a chemical. It drives me CRAZY that Norwex and others use the word chemical to mean evil substance. Junk science is dangerous.

    • theCmom permalink
      May 28, 2012 7:30 pm

      lol – seriously???

      Water makes up 70% of our body (chemical or not).

    • Jenna permalink
      July 24, 2017 11:14 pm

      I believe they usually say “harsh chemicals” or “toxic chemicals”. Maybe some don’t but i doubt it’s with the intention of misleading you. Most people discussing these products probably aren’t chemists and their message is implied in the context of the discussion. It’s like someone saying they are drug free, but yet they still consume sugar or caffeine. The missing adjective doesn’t render the whole discussion meaningless or as you put it “junk science”.

  66. RitaS permalink
    May 18, 2012 8:56 pm

    I just had a Norwex party and have heard great things for years about the products. Have several I love and I am excited to get more, but now curious about e-cloths as well. MLMs don’t bother me – it is not the same as a pyramid (that would be the corporate company I work for where we will never earn more than our CEOs) – a reputable DSA company, with hard work, allows one to earn even 6 figures incomes a month – and if it helps my friend work from home and be with her young family I don’t mind paying a few extra per item. She provides great customer service too. I have several friends in MLMs and envy their freedom in using their time as they wish. So please don’t let MLMs dissaude you from supporting a friend. But if you know no one to support – give these e-cloths a try. I might get one to compare to my Norwex.

    • theCmom permalink
      May 28, 2012 8:08 pm

      I agree and appreciate your friendly comment. If your friend, mom, sister or daughter sells Norwex – support them. Decent company. Great products!

      • February 18, 2013 2:46 pm

        And honestly, you can make Norwex more affordable. I am a consultant, but I signed up to help people get better prices, not make big bucks myself. All family gets it at my cost, and friends get it at a huge discounted rate. I basically charge for the time it took me to place the order and deliver the item. Love being able to provide a great product for a better price. I really wish Norwex would sell from their direct website/warehouse and provide lower prices. Until then I’m going to help those who want it.

  67. Jeremy permalink
    May 17, 2012 10:46 pm

    Because what’s necessary in hospitals isn’t necessary in your own home. You don’t put gloves on before touching your family members, do you? There’s such a thing as getting rid of too much bacteria in your home, unlike a hospital. Exposure to everyday bacteria builds your immune system, whereas the rampant infections that plague hospitals are a serious problem

    • theCmom permalink
      May 28, 2012 8:10 pm

      I agree, we don’t wear gloves when touching family vs strangers in a hospital.

      Both cloths e-cloth and Norwex (with or without silver) remove over 99% of all bacteria… so your argument about removing too much bacteria not being a great thing isn’t really valid.

      • Jeremy permalink
        February 22, 2013 8:47 am

        Sure it’s valid. What’s the point of the silver then? It kills the bacteria for the next time you use it. Just because the cloth has mopped up the bacteria doesn’t mean it’s gone.

  68. Serena Kneeshaw permalink
    May 1, 2012 8:48 pm

    I’m curious Cmom, given that you end every post (almost) with a really upbeat slogan for e-cloths, and you have links to e-cloths, am I right to assume that you get a commission for any through-sales or even just a retainer for having this all on your site? Of course, if you do, you might not want to publish this comment! Just a’wonderin’… PS I did find this site because I was interested in finding out more about Norwex. I bought cloths from a party 2 years ago, and when I mentioned in passing that my mop head had lost a piece of plastic since then, the seller (I bumped into her in town) said she’d get me a new one. I was impressed by the level of service. Anyway, thanks for providing a forum for all these comments. Super useful.

    • theCmom permalink
      May 17, 2012 9:41 pm

      Norwex is great, they have a wonderful product and a great sales team. Feel free to buy their products. $100 for a Norwex Mop or $40 for an e-cloth mop – they are almost identical – the differences don’t equal $60. But if your mom or sister or best friend sells Norwex – do them a favor and support their “home-business”. If you want to save some money or would like more products for your dollar – go over to the website and shop with them. No sales tax and no shipping charges (over $50). And they have promotions all the time for free products and do giveaways on their facebook page 🙂

      • theCmom permalink
        May 17, 2012 9:44 pm

        ps – I promote all kinds of things on this blog – for example, check out my recommended reading list 🙂 When I am crazy excited about something, I want to tell the world.

  69. zippy permalink
    April 16, 2012 4:26 am

    Oh, and another thing.
    You may be paying more with Norwex, but it’s an in home consultant, freebies, hostess gifting and personal care with follow ups. that personal touch.

    E-cloth have no freebies or gifting for sharing their product. Their price is marginally lower and should be alot less without the added commissions that NOrwex adds.

    • theCmom permalink
      May 17, 2012 9:34 pm

      e-cloth has lowered their prices again. You can buy 2 polish cloths for under $10. I think that is a huge price difference compared to Norwex.

  70. jana permalink
    January 13, 2012 5:16 pm

    Do these ecloths have the 2 year warranty that Norwex cloths do?? I personally LOVE Norwex products…yes overpriced but hey they effin work adn they are better for the environment then say your standard spray bottle of fantastic.

    • Sophia permalink
      January 20, 2012 4:13 pm

      I have both the Norwex and the E-cloth products. I wanted to compare them side by side. I honestly can’t tell a difference and I asked both the reps tons of questions. They answered them the same. The e-cloth rep said they are guarenteed for 300 washes OR you can get the Professional Line and they are guarenteed for 1,000 washes. I’m guessing that is 2-3 years? I haven’t found any coupon codes for the Norwex Antibac cloths… maybe someone can help me with that? Since e-cloth is a better price, I’m buying e-cloths 🙂

      • theCmom permalink
        January 20, 2012 4:15 pm

        Jana, good question! Thanks Sophia for your response.

      • Anonymous permalink
        August 27, 2012 11:39 pm

        Host a Norwex party and you get them FREE, there is No coupon better than that!

      • theCmom permalink
        August 29, 2012 9:28 pm

        But then all your friends, family and neighbors pay about twice as much as they would if they bought an e-cloth… I’d rather not leverage my friends for a couple free products. Thanks, though.

      • Meghan permalink
        September 6, 2012 12:42 pm

        Hi! I can give you some details about e-cloths vs. Norwex. I am a Norwex consultant and just recently researched this too. The Norwex microfiber used in the Enviro cloth is the size of 1/200th of a human hair. When it is woven together, the fine fibers make lots of little “fingers” and nooks and crannies to trap in the gunk. Norwex uses micro silver ions bonded to the fibers. It never washes away and continues to work for the life of the cloth (which is frequently long past the 2 year/500 washings guarantee). My understanding is that ecloths do not use as fine of a microfiber and have embedded nano silver in their cloths. This type of silver eventually washes off the cloth within a few months. I’m going to have to get myself an ecloth so I can test the difference myself!

      • theCmom permalink
        September 7, 2012 2:28 pm

        -The silver in the e-cloth is bonded to the fiber and can NOT be washed away.
        -All e-cloths are guaranteed for 300 washes and the Professional E-cloth is guaranteed for 1,000 washes.
        -The microfiber in e-cloth is 1/200 of a human hair. Same as Norwex.
        Here is the link:

      • February 14, 2013 10:50 am

        Megan is correct, Norwex does NOT use “nano-silver”, they use “Micro-silver” – Nono is a lot lower grade and will “leach” – Micro will not “leach” – I am new to Norwex, but have done my research!

  71. December 3, 2011 6:33 am

    In response to the person who said silver is dumb. You are very sadly mistaken. I’m going to my first norwex party solely due to the impregnated silver in the cloths. I am a registered nurse in a local hospital. We do wound care frequently throughout the week. Many wound care dressings are now impregnated with silver due to their antibacterial properties.

    • Jeremy permalink
      May 10, 2012 9:59 am

      As long as you understand how the silver is helping you out. It doesn’t help you clean, it helps kill the bacteria in the cloth. So if you’re washing your cloths as you should be, there’s not a huge point in the silver for home use. In the hospital, yes.

      • theCmom permalink
        May 17, 2012 9:25 pm

        Actually some studies show that the silver in the e-cloths some how makes the surface cleaner… I wonder if the transfer rate of bacteria is lower? The transfer rate of bacteria is almost none to begin with, but the silver in the cloth could only improve the little there is to improve upon…

        Also, if the silver e-cloths are good in hospitals… why not at home too?

      • Jeremy permalink
        September 7, 2012 2:39 pm

        Because in the hospital there is a much higher need to be anti-bacterial than at home. People are coming in and out of a hospital with viruses and diseases. My opinion is that our homes are becoming too anti-bacterial, resulting in more allergies and weaker immune systems.

      • theCmom permalink
        September 9, 2012 6:24 pm

        Are you advocating the idea of not cleaning at all? Our homes will never be sterile, we live in them.
        If you have to choose between clean with chemicals, clean without chemicals or dirty…I choose clean without chemicals.
        E-cloths easily remove dirt, grease, grime, fingerprints from windows, toothpaste mirrors, etc.

      • Jeremy permalink
        February 22, 2013 8:51 am

        Do you really genuinely think that I’m advocating for not cleaning? I’m on a blog about cleaning cloths, what am I doing here if I think we should not clean? What a ridiculous strawman argument. I’m not sure what you think we’re arguing about here. I’ve simply noted that e-cloths has labelled the cloths with silver for hospital use, and I’ve surmised that this makes sense, because we don’t need the level of anti-bacterial cleaning that silver provides in our homes.

      • Anonymous permalink
        March 27, 2015 9:42 pm

        As far as not needing to clean our homes like hospitals are cleaned, here are a few interesting facts:

        Airborne chemical levels in the home are as much as 70% higher than outdoors.
        Due to household chemicals, those who work in the home have over 50% higher risk of cancer.
        Experts have concluded a distinct connection between the increase of chemical use in our homes with the increase in cancer, asthma, and allergies.

    • Ebonie permalink
      September 13, 2012 5:43 am

      Silver is nessasary in the norwex cloths as the microfiber picks up the Bacteria from the surface and kills the bacteria so when you use the cloth again your not spread the bacteria from cross contamination.. If the cloths do not have the silver than you need to wash them after every use which is not making life easy for anyone … That’s the point of silver ..

      • theCmom permalink
        September 14, 2012 2:40 pm

        Or if you don’t have silver in them, you need to rinse them really well and to air dry. And yes, Ebonie is right, the silver definitely inhibits bacteria growth in the cloths it doesn’t multiply quickly. E-cloth & Norwex both sell cloths with and without silver.

  72. November 30, 2011 11:04 pm

    We have a Karls appliance where we lived. Last week we were over there purchased a flat screen TV. In the process of being there I noticed a big rack of the e-clothes for sale. The salesman said the glass cloth was $10. When the televison arrived he had thrown into the deal a glass e-cloth and a electronic e-cloth. My neighbor whom had bought some of the Norwex clothes came over to put the e-clothes to test. She said she had heard they were just as good for a way lesser price. After cleaning every picture I had with glass in it she said, “I am now switching to e-cloth’s. They are just as good and I am a little up set I paid the outrageous price I did for mine.” So, people, unless you just have money to burn…. buy the e-cloth’s.

    • August 3, 2012 3:07 pm

      One note of difference… Norwex is ethically manufactured. Yes, it’s made in China, but ethically. The CEO hand picks her manufacturing plants’ managers and they (the plants) are owned and operated by Norwex. Employees are interviewed (through a translator) by the CEO herself. Those who choose to purchase ethically sourced materials will choose Norwex. I choose to support this company because of their manufacturing practices.

      • theCmom permalink
        August 4, 2012 5:29 pm

        I contacted e-cloth headquarters and asked about their labor conditions. Here is the response:

        Each year we sign agreements with our factories of which one includes them signing The Basic Code of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). A copy of the ETI Agreement is attached along with an URL at the end of the Agreement that gives more info on ETI. In Europe, this is a very popular avenue that many companies follow doing business in Asia. In the U.S. it is less used with each company in the U.S. having their own specific agreements.

        We also send senior executives to each factory 1X to 4X per year to review the factory and make sure they are in compliance with ETI as well as other Agreements we have with them concerning such topics as sourcing of raw materials, quality control standards, etc.

  73. Anonymous permalink
    November 22, 2011 2:51 pm

    Anyone hear of ENJO???? Any thoughts?

  74. Anonymous permalink
    November 22, 2011 2:47 pm

    Any thoghts on ENJO??? Seems like the same thing but just more expensive???

    • zippy permalink
      April 16, 2012 4:20 am

      Enjo is over priced and out of date. You can’t press at all as you’ll break the fibre. Their life expectancy is UP TO 2 years – not warranty like Norwex. It takes forever to clean with them as you can’t just rub that bit harder and you need room specific cloths and specific drying cloths. At over $50 (going on 3 year old prices) that’s $100 PER ROOM!
      Plus they’re high maintenance to wash and care for. You can’t wash them hot enough to kill any germs.

      Norwex and E-cloth last up to 3-4 times that long, you can rub scrub without damaging the fibres. Norwex has a stronger product.. ie. it feels bulkier, has more thread in it, where as E-cloth feels thinner and not as dense, but both are worth trying.

      Yes Norwex is MLM, NOT pyramid.. Remember it’s the pyramid selling we dont like! Amway etc etc.

  75. stephen permalink
    November 12, 2011 8:34 am

    can anybody tell me where i can buy the csi wand?

  76. Phoebe permalink
    October 25, 2011 8:05 am

    I got a 20% off coupon for joining their mailing list. And then when I watched the youtube video showing the raw chicken demo, the promo code was for I think 20% off… so that would get you the Professional e-cloth for around $10 – that is a LOT less pricey than Norwex. Seriously, Norwex isn’t a scam, but they sure are expensive!

  77. October 23, 2011 2:13 pm

    If your Norwex Bath Towels are not working ….. send them back ….. why would you keep a product that ” stinks ” ?

  78. October 16, 2011 7:46 pm

    My wife really likes Norwex because her friend is a consultant so we have just about everything they make. I will say they are very expensive and this is certainly because Norwex is a MLM company. I laugh when I read comments above talking about how it is Direct Sales and not MLM but that is just something consultants say due to the stigma associated with MLM. Make no mistake… Norwex “is” a MLM company and they do pay there consultants a large profit for sales and even more down though directors that have consultants under them. This alone coupled with small shipments costing a premium means the product is going to be at minimum %60 more then if you purchased something comparable in stores. From my person experience the laundry detergent is pretty good but insanely overpriced. The bag claims it does 80 loads but is also over $30 (for laundry soap?). The dish detergent is horrible and expensive and doesn’t cut grease at all however the dishwasher detergent isn’t half bad. The cloths for cleaning mirrors work very well and I haven’t seen anything else clean like they do with just water however there bath towels which are ungodly expensive are horrible! They are thin as a paper towel and cling to your skin really bad and when you wash them one time they will start stinking after 2 days and need to be washed again. All and all just like Shaklee, Pampered Chef, Stampin up, Party Light and Norwex I realize my my wife likes to be a part of the club and only looks for the good and never questions the bad since obviously her friends wouldn’t sell it if it was in any way bad right? And I am learning to accept that. But don’t ever try to convince yourself that Norwex or any other MLM is a good deal because it will cost more then a comparable product at a store and if someone tells you that you can’t buy something comparable they are plain wrong. And also people should realize that the consultents take online training and read literature to give those demos in the most convincing way possible to sell the product.

    This is just my opinion however and others may find that the products are the best things ever and if that is the case then the premium is worth it to you since personal gratification even if based on a plausible effect is still easily worth a premium.

    • theCmom permalink
      October 21, 2011 3:06 pm

      Jerry, THANKS for you thoughts and for stopping by to share them. Well said. 🙂 And thanks for your reviews on the various products. The Polish cloth is my favorite product as well! http://www.MyEcloth IS NOT a MLM or network marketing. There is no down line and no one trying to get you to be part of the business. They have super deals and as far as I can tell, it’s practically the same product as Norwex – just half the price.

  79. friction cleans better permalink
    October 13, 2011 6:07 pm

    To those who are replying to the original post: Nice rhetoric. Let’s call MLMs “direct sales” or “network marketing” or “interactive distribution” to hide the fact that they are simply not profitable, except for fewer than 10% of those involved.

    For an annual average gross income of, say, $2,500 dollars in the MLM “consultation” work, assume 1/2 (or more) of that is given to related expenses (gas, hotels, education, time). There are MUCH better jobs that pay more money in a more straightforward and honest fashion, and for less time and distraction.

    If you’re gonna do it, though, make sure you get good at either self-deception or lying (or both). For example, this silver integration idea is simply dumb. Seriously, it’s dumb. No, really, if you think the silver helps, go take a microbiology class.

  80. Sarah permalink
    October 12, 2011 8:42 am

    I’m a Norwex fan, but as theCmom suggests, it is a little expensive. I’d be more interested in these Ecloths if I knew how they coat their cloths with silver. I was told by my Norwex consultant that there are a few companies out there that are trying to copy Norwex’s antibac cloths by adding silver to theirs as well. However, she said they are adding the silver agent over the the top of the cloth which over time can wear off rendering the cloth ineffective in being antibac . Norwex, I was told, adds their silver in when they are making the fibers, thus the silver becomes a component of the fiber and does not wear off over time. Maybe this is the reason for the elevated price?

    • theCmom permalink
      October 12, 2011 1:58 pm

      I contacted E-Cloth and they embed the silver in the fibers during the process of making the cloth. The silver DOES NOT wash out. I am thinking the elevated price is how Norwex is structured as a business, From what I can tell, Norwex and E-cloth are so, so similar. Both made in Asia (becasue the technology to make them is not here in America).

      Either way, yay for professional grade microfiber that really does and amazing job cleaning! Here is a quick 3 minute video showing how it cleans Raw Chicken Juice from your counter!

    • October 25, 2011 11:06 am

      everyone on this blog ….. PLEASE …. if you have specific questions/concerns re: Norwex or ECloths, for heaven’s sakes, contact a consultant of the companies …. don’t just go blubbering what you ” think” as truth/performance/quality, whatever….whatever….an ordinary joe on this site does not have the expert answers …… use some common sense….this is not about people’s opinions ….. it is about cold…hard…fact !!!!!

  81. ChemicalFree permalink
    October 9, 2011 5:29 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that we are all talking about using no chemicals to clean!!! No matter the cloth or the price.

    I cringe everytime I see an ad for a chemical cleaner that I know doesn’t work as well and is harmfull! WHY do we pay to be piosoned!! My home is my sanctuary and I should be safe in it!

    I am also a Norwex Consultant in Australia (Thanks Linda) and I want to thank everyone for their comments and questions! Companies like Ecloth and Norwex should be talked about more often. The biggest joy to me is seeing that look on peoples faces when it dawns on them that a healthy life is not in a bottle of bleach!! That cleaning is not an expensive dangerous chore and that the human body is a fantastic thing that should be cherished not bombarded with toxins because the midnight infomerchial man said so!!! I believe that consumer habits can change this for the good so keep using microfibre and companies that promote ethical standards.

    YAH to microfibre!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 24, 2013 7:02 pm

      Yes I agrea with that I want to b safe in my home as well, but I wanna be with the best company out there

  82. janelle permalink
    October 8, 2011 10:19 pm

    you can actually buy Norwex cloths directly online too! Does e cloths have silver embedded in them?

    • theCmom permalink
      October 9, 2011 1:39 pm

      Yes! is the only retailer in the States that sells the e-cloths with silver. They are the Professional line. MyEcloth also ships worldwide.

      • Anonymous permalink
        October 23, 2011 7:53 am

        how can that be??? Norwex Antibac cloths are “patent pending” with the silver agent embedded in the cloth??? There would be a huge lawsuit against ECloth if they are using propietary information to manufacture the same product…I will check this out and get back to everyone here…

  83. Katrina permalink
    September 2, 2011 2:32 pm

    I just signed up to be a Norwex Consultant in May, because I love the products so much & believe in them and as Consultant I can get a discount on them. The above posts are talking about MLM – has anyone ever thought of how many people make money from a retail store? The items you purchase there paid the manufacturer, the shipper, the stocker, the sales clerk, the store manager, the district manager and the CEO of the store, plus the overhead costs. Almost everything, if you think about it, is MLM – unless you manufacture it yourself.
    Also, before I signed up to be a consultant, I also did some reading about e-cloths. What I read on their website was the e-cloths are tested to last 300 washes. Norwex cloths are tested to be as effective after 500 washes as when they are brand new. For $4 more, I believe the better value is in a Norwex cloth.

    • I Do My Research permalink
      September 11, 2011 1:40 pm

      The Professional E-Cloths are effective and guaranteed for 1000 washes. The Professional E-cloths have the silver embedded into the fibers just like the Norwex Antibac cloths. They cost a lot less than the Norwex Anitbac cloths when you by a 4 pack.

      As for MLM – there is nothing wrong with that model of business. Traditionally, companies that sell their products using Multi-Level Marketing charge more for their product. When you are part of a MLM, you are encouraged to leverage your friends and family for personal financial gain. If Wendy’s if having a slow month in sales selling hamburgers, they don’t go to all their friends, family, church members, and neighbors begging them to come to a home party to sample the hamburgers, get free product and convince you that you need to open of your own Wendy’s store.

      The Norwex Mop costs almost $100 – the E-Cloth Mop costs only $40 with free shipping and no tax.

      • Katrina permalink
        September 13, 2011 7:50 am

        I do my research too. Obviously, e-cloth should be happy to have you as a loyal customer. I have yet to beg anyone for a party & The best part of both of these products is that it truly is the best and easiest way to eliminate chemicals from you home. Norwex does offer chemical free personal care items such as body cloths and make up removal cloths, as well as skin care that is ECO Cert and chemical free. I hope we all enjoy the benefits of ordering from either company.

  84. Anonymous permalink
    August 30, 2011 8:32 pm

    can anyone respond about Norwex and E-cloth mops that both companies offer. I’m just wondering how they hold up and if they are worth the money?

    • sally permalink
      August 31, 2011 9:01 am

      Both the E-Cloth Mop and the Norwex Mop are wonderful! You will love how easy it is to clean your floors, they work great on wood, tile, linoleum, marble… you name it. They both have telescoping handles that adjust to your height and great guarantees. The only difference I can see is the price. The E-Cloth Mop retails for $40 and the Norwex Mop retails for $100. You can save another $3 by going to the myecloth facebook page and “liking” them to get access to all their discounts. Just go to Hope that helps!

      • Cindi Thomas permalink
        June 22, 2015 6:31 pm

        I have the base and cloths for the mop. I’m looking for a mop stick that would fit the norwex mop base. Any ideas? Thanks

  85. theCmom permalink
    August 23, 2011 9:09 pm

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you for your comment. Please clean up the language if you want the freedom to continue posting 🙂 We like to keep a respectful tone around here. If you have something to add to the conversation in a respectful way, feel free to do so.


  86. August 23, 2011 8:59 pm

    Norwex sucks.

    MLM is gay, and so are all the norwex shills trying to church it up call it “direct sales” or “peer to peer relational leverage marketing”. Bull. It’s MLM – just say it. M. L. M. It’s marketing, and it has multiple levels of pay. Multi. Level. Marketing. Own it, ladies!

    That being said – if people want to pay more for something, it’s all good. @Gloria – I can sell my effin magic rocks if I feel like it. So these gals slinging microfibers shouldn’t be ashamed – they are at least creating jobs and commerce. And not sucking up comment space on blogs. So take your dollar store crap, turn it sideways, and stick up your candy arse. The dollar store is worse than Norwex and all the other MLM’s, combined.

    I use E-cloths commercially. It’s great. It’s high quality for something made in Korea – no one here in America even comes close to making this quality of microfiber. Beats Chi-com any day.

    Lukewarm regards,

    Big Jim

  87. August 19, 2011 10:18 pm

    No you wouldn’t, you would have sticker shock. But some fast talker has convinced you of all these cloth’s do. Either that or you are the fast talker and making a mint off convincing people.
    I would rather go by a bag of grocery’s for the needy then be conned into these horrific prices from something that is made in China.
    This is a pyramid game and the people selling this should be ashamed.

    • Sheila Ryan permalink
      August 20, 2011 4:32 am

      I have been a Norwex Consultant for a few years now..I am not a fast talker nor am I out to take advantage of people, and this isn’t a pyramid game. The product works great, those dollar store ones are not at all the same. I tell folks about the dollar store ones, and yes they are much better than cotton, but are not even close to the same quality. To say that I should be ashamed is insulting. If you don’t like the product then don’t buy it, continue to stock up on your dollar store ones, but make sure you buy plenty cause you will need lots. For the record I think that one enviro cloth that costs $16.99, and that is under warranty for 2 years is a great buy! I have not had even one dissappointed customer, not one. What does that tell you? I tell folks at parties that there are other microfiber cloths on the market too, I am not hiding anything from them. I also have parties for fundraisers too, I will continue to tell folks about the Norwex enviro cloth, cause it is a great product, it makes cleaning easier and better, and helps the enviorment. I also make some money being a consultant, there is always the issue of money when any product is sold or purchased.

      • theCmom permalink
        August 22, 2011 9:19 am

        Well said Sheila! Thanks for your comment. Whether you buy E-Cloth or Norwex – you are getting an excellent product with an excellent guarantee and you won’t be disappointed. My favorite is the Polish Cloth – making your stainless steel, granite and mirrors cleaner than they have ever been before without any streaking or water spots!

        PS E-Cloth is not sold through MLM or Network Marketing. Therefore, E-Cloth can be sold at a less expensive price than Norwex.

    • October 25, 2011 10:58 am

      oh my goodness…what proof do you have to defend your comments….dollar store microfibre cloths are no way comparible to the these cloths. i am a professional cleaning lady and use the norwex cloths every day i have a home/client. they do work, the dollar store ones i have are no where in comparison… ????????

  88. Anonymous permalink
    August 17, 2011 12:08 pm

    Unfortunately, there is no capacity for the manufacturing of splittable bicomponent fiber (microfiber) in the United States. The process was invented by a Japanese company many years ago – patnets have expired. China and South Korea also produce these fiber.

  89. North Minnesota permalink
    August 8, 2011 11:08 am

    Hello, I was just researching the norwex rags also, because I have 2 micro fiber cloths from pampered chef and the labels are very close Noewex has 70% polyester and 30% polyamide, Pampered Chef clothes have 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, both are made in china. My question is- If there is silver in the Norwex clothes why doesn’t it say it on the label? Both clothes look, feel, and smell the same after cleaned & boiled! does that mean the Pampered Chef cloth has silver in it too, or Norwex just says it has silver in them and they really don’t? Just want to add I do like both alot and sure hope the bacteria is being removed from the surface!!!

    • theCmom permalink
      August 16, 2011 3:48 pm

      Yes, the bacteria is really being removed from the surface. If you pay close attention to the way it feels when you are wiping, you can feel it grab/scrape the surface compared to how a cotton cloth feels.

      There are videos showing first hand how the surface is bacteria free with swab test. Norwex has these videos on youtube and since e-cloth is the same technology, the same would apply to e-cloth.

      E-cloth is a much better buy for your money over Norwex.

      • August 19, 2011 10:11 pm

        My Dollar store micro fiber clothes do the same thing, you can feel them grab on in certain area’s. That must mean they are getting all that nasty bacteria, huh? And, I never have to boil them because they are so cheap I can throw them out if this happens. But, you know what I have had them for over a year now and they are just fine.
        It tells me people are gullible and people are cashing in on that.

  90. annie permalink
    August 4, 2011 2:36 pm

    Since bacteria cant be seen there is no way to know if what you are saying is true unless i know someone to test it for me. I am not a part of either company but did go to a Norwex party and since there was only 3 of us, I put the product to the test there and since then at my house. I told the sales person that if it did not make a big, big difference in my cleaning efforts that she was getting everything back! The product has tested better than anything i have ever had! i have tried all sorts of products (wasted a ton of money) trying to find products that dont waste my time by putting effort into cleaning something and it doesnt look like i did anything at all. Examples of what Norwex did for me: I got the grease off of the underside above my stove that i have never been able to get off and it was with just with the microfiber cloth and water. On top of coming off, it came off easily. then there was this gunk around my faucet on my solid surface counter that i have used a rasor blade on, green scrub pad with cleanser and softscrub with nothing coming off. i took the norwex spirinetts and their cleaning paste and it came off totally. my mirrors no longer are linty from my other so-called micro fiber cloths,i got stains out of my carpet with just the enviro cloth without water and then a few more with water..

  91. GEORGE CLARKE permalink
    August 4, 2011 11:34 am

    Only the facts: I came across your site and read some of the comments and, as all too often happens, read many comments that are not accurate or are false. By way of background UMF Corporation is the only company in North America that designs and manufacturers high performance proprietary micro-denier fiber in support of infection prevention programs in hospitals, extended care facilities, University & K12 and the hospitality market. We are a B2B company and currently our products are not in retail. Our primary mandate is to reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAI) which causes over 99,00o deaths a year and has now been reported by the CDC as the 6th leading cause of death in the USA. Many of the comments above describing the efficacy of Silver, functionality of “microfiber” and especially, value for price are wrong. I have reviewed the eCLOTH and Norwex websites and the most important fact your readers should know is that these companies are NOT manufacturers. They are sourcing private label product from Korea and China, or both. These exact same products are offered by many(and I mean many) resellers under different labels. For the most part the products are of average quality. However, some of the items are very low grade textiles that would never pass AATCC testing nor would they survive in a hospital or commercial environment. The key point I want to make here is that to pay $12 for one so called “microfiber” cloth, even with the high cost of silver, is not a good value.

    • Anonymous permalink
      November 9, 2011 10:58 pm

      Loved your comments. How soon can we expect to see your company move to the retail market?
      I will review your web-site.
      I’m currently involved in a test market in the US and tropical countries with a problem in bacteris, hot and humid environment.
      I’m interested in running a test market with your products.

    • Steph permalink
      October 25, 2012 8:18 pm

      Love this site. George above is from PerfectClean. I know this because I have been researching his company. I was reading the book “The great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness” by Jordan Rubin (same guy who wrote “The Maker’s Diet”.) He recommends (without kickbacks) a litany of products in the back of the book in the Resource Guide where the reader orders directly from the companies listed. He recommended only one microfiber company and it was PerfectClean. PerfectClean is made and manufactured by UMF Corporation. I was hoping to find personal experiences with PerfectClean on this site but to no avail. Only Ecloth and Norwex. PerfectClean does now sell to the public not just B2B. Still, not sure if I wanted to invest in PC or Norwex (and now ecloth is sounding good). I researched and talk to a Green Cleaning Consulting Firm. Spoke to the President. He told me the silver in the microfiber is not what it is claiming to be. Went on to say silver keeps bacteria from growing but you are going to launder anyway to kill the bugs. He reminded me there is a difference between the dusting microfiber and the cleaning microfiber….

    • Anonymous permalink
      October 25, 2012 9:27 pm

      George, where are you cloths manufactured?

  92. Jean permalink
    July 23, 2011 6:21 am

    Just had my first demo of Norwex and just received the product last night. I picked your blog when I saw the word scam. Thanks for using the word scam. I feel much more informed about the product and about options. Used my Norwex microfiber silver embedded rag on the way to the gym last night to clean the car. Both my 20 y.o. daughter and I are “wowed”.

    • Sheila Ryan permalink
      July 24, 2011 4:27 am

      Hi Jean, I am glad you did some reading and decided to try Norwex after all. You won’t be dissappointed…after 2 years of using the same cloths..I am still wowed! Seeing is believing for sure..Enjoy, enjoy

      • sally permalink
        July 25, 2011 1:49 pm

        I am also “wowed” and have been using the E-Cloth brand for over a year. I LOVE love these cloths, they clean SO well and with only water. Thank you e-cloth for having such great prices!

  93. Sheila Ryan permalink
    July 17, 2011 3:53 am

    I have been a Norwex Consultant for over 2 years now and fully stand behind the cleaning cloths. I even offer my clients their money back even if it’s past the 60 period! I still use the cloths I bought over 2 years ago…they look a little old..but they still work great. I find it great that there are more micro fiber cloths to choose from out there on the market these days and that is a win for our environment…I’d say Welcome Aboard to any company out there doing their bit to lesson chemical usage for people to use. “We” are headed in the right direction..Goodbye Chemicals!! Now if only you could present these products without making :scam” comments..because it just isn’t true. I stand behind the Norwex cloths absolutely cause they work better than anything out there. I actually tell my customers about other micro fiber products on the market as well that are cheaper..not everyone can afford the Norwex cloths and any type of microfiber cloth is better than none at all…not sure if e-cloth is as good as the Norwex one… It is about choice…I give people the information and stand behind what I believe in…There is nothing left to say really..Happy Cleaning everyone 🙂

    • July 19, 2011 5:54 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts, Sheila! I agree – E-cloth and Norwex are wonderful. Neither are a scam and both work wonderfully with just water! The quality of E-Cloth® Professional cloths are as good or better than Norwex Antibac cloths. Click here to see the nitty gritty info on e-cloth! Since E-Cloth and Norwex are practically the same… I choose to go with E-cloth, getting more for my money and their guarantee is super!

  94. Anonymous permalink
    July 9, 2011 11:13 am

    I have just purchased some e-cloths following an original purchase of norwex; it seems to be the same & less expensive. I love these cloths! Can someone clear up just a bit of confusion re re-use? Can I use the cloth on multiple surfaces at one time w/o cross contamination? For instance, wipe counter, table, spots on the floor, fridge handle etc, etc. I know the cloth holds the bacteria and kills it due to the embedded silver. But just wondering how I can go surface to surface. Also in bathroom–would you wipe toilet then move to your vanity sink and counter? For now i start with the mirror, move to counter, then tub, lastly toilet thinking cleanest-to-dirtiest progression. Should they dry completely between uses to be purified? Can I dry them in the sun?I generally rinse with hot water after use. I just wonder that I’m picking up a damp rag a few minutes later, wiping something and cross contaminating cuz I just used it on the floor. This whole cleaning, re-use thing is not clear to me.

    • theCmom permalink
      July 10, 2011 6:21 pm

      You can use the e-cloth on multiple surfaces with less than 0.01% cross-contamination. The way the fibers are split microscopically, the dirt/bacteria/grime is ‘locked’ into the fibers until released with hot running water. Here is a visual diagram of how the ecloth works. And here is a great video explaining the how, why and wheres of the ecloth.

  95. June 29, 2011 10:24 am

    I just “liked” on FB. How do I get the 10% off?



  96. Curebaby21 permalink
    June 26, 2011 4:59 pm

    The only Norwex product I have is the pet towels. They do not work any different than a regular towel however! I do feel ripped off! $60 for a small towel and two mitts is ridiculous!. I wish I could get my money back but it has been several months since I bought them.

    • October 25, 2011 10:48 am

      you have a 60 day money back guarantee … so send them back! it’s pretty simple!

      • theCmom permalink
        October 25, 2011 9:14 pm

        and a 100% satisfaction guarantee with e-cloth

  97. Pit permalink
    June 23, 2011 3:05 pm

    You do not have to go to a Norwex party to buy the cloths, you can order them online as well.

  98. Candy Powell permalink
    June 18, 2011 9:07 am

    How can I tell if my Norwex cloth is still effective? I have put it in dish water that has the Lemon Brite dish soap from Melaleuca. Also I have used my body cloths with soap from the store.

    • June 20, 2011 8:28 pm

      If you are concerned about the effectiveness, you can always boil them in water to thoroughly clean the cloth. Soaking them in vinegar is good too, it gets the mineral deposits loosened if you have hard water.

    • Anonymous permalink
      October 3, 2011 8:53 pm

      you don’t want to use soap with an antibacterial cloth. The soap coats the fibers and makes them less effective.

  99. cynthia permalink
    June 11, 2011 7:15 pm

    Sah-weet! A less expensive Antibac Enviro cloth with SILVER to kill bacteria – yay for E-Cloth. No more harmful chemicals. Norwex prices are high, ecloth is a lot better priced for sure, and they have free shipping and no tax. If you get the e-cloth, make sure it’s the ‘professional’ line w/ the silver in it.

  100. Angie permalink
    May 24, 2011 12:29 pm

    A friend of mine just started selling these products. I am eager to try them. People should not be nervous of MLM they are legal. Avon, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Tastfully Simple, etc are great MLM companies!

    • Nancy Corfe permalink
      June 6, 2011 9:08 pm

      Hmmm!!!! What does MLM stand for? Is it like a pryamid company?

      • marla permalink
        June 23, 2011 8:22 am

        I thought it meant making lots of money!

    • Anonymous permalink
      June 24, 2011 11:33 pm

      I like (MLM) Making lots of Money!) I am a Partylite rep, my hubby just started norwex. We luv it and have 4 boys that prove it works all the time!

  101. Todd permalink
    May 23, 2011 6:06 pm

    So where is the science to back up any of these claims about the silver killing germs. I’ve not seen one. Could anyone point me to one please. Thanks.

  102. Naya Claassen permalink
    May 10, 2011 12:34 pm

    This is in no way meant to be disrespectful towards the Norwex company. With that said, I would like to sat I am an advisor with the company H2O at Home. You can compare the cost and products. Ecloth is the least expensive and Norwex is the most expense. H20 in mid-range. They all perform the same.
    I don’t fully understand the benefit of the “nano technology” that Norwex offers. The “chiffonnettes” offered by H2O at Home contain only polyester and polyamide (50/50 blend) and because of the weave, which was patented and designed to remove grease and grime while picking up 99.9% of the bacteria left on surfaces with just water (just like ecloth). There is no additional material or chemical in the chiffonettes and I promise you, they work. When my cloths start to smell, because I use them all day, everyday for every area of my home, I boil water and once removed from the heat, I add 1 tablespoon of “Oxypur”, which is like oxyclean without the detergent, to the heated water and I soak the cloths, usually for 2 hours, but you only need to soak them for 20 minutes. The smell is ALWAYS gone!
    I don’t know if Norwex or Ecloth has a similar product to the Oxypur, but I don’t think that it would be good for the silver inside the cloths.
    I do hope I provided useful information to you all and if I can answer any questions, let me know!

  103. Sheryl permalink
    May 3, 2011 2:57 pm

    When should the cloths be replaced? I would assume that at some point, after repeated use and washings, that they become ineffective and become just a plain rag.

    • May 3, 2011 5:52 pm

      They last a long time! The e-cloths (or Norwex antibac cloths) don’t really become ineffective, but they do seem to loose some of their cleaning power… I just opened a new package of them and my new ones are SO nice compared to the ones I’ve had for about a year. I’ll keep my old ones for dirtier jobs (outside, windows sills, etc) and use my new ecloths for the table, fridge, etc. http://www.myEcloth has free shipping!

  104. Meg permalink
    May 2, 2011 12:05 pm

    I went to a “Party” where they were selling norwex products. The consultant was very good… at selling the products. She in my option totally lied to us though. She told us the products had silver in them and would kill bacteria on the surface counter tops after you wipe them down. Ok yes they may have a silver base or whatever, but I DO NOT believe it can kill bacteria and virus that is on the countertops or toilets just by wiping with this cloth. It may kill it in the cloth after time, but that is not what she was telling us. She also said the “magic eraser” product they have is much different than the real “magic eraser” as it does not have the harsh chemicals that have burned children?? They are the exact same with NO chemicals at all. She even showed us picture of burns on children caused by the “magic eraser”. I KNEW that was a big fat lie… although I’m not sure she actually knew it was a lie, i think she really believed what she was told by Norwex. My husband was there and was sold on it and bought quite a bit…. I thought he was crazy to spend 27 bucks on a RAG. Yes it does work great, but WAY WAY WAY over priced. Now… if it really DID kill bacteria and viruses on the surfaces of things just by wiping it then I’d be ALL FOR IT… but I just highly doubt that. Is there anywhere I can find out if that is possible? I mean even with Lysol it is supposed to stay on for 30 seconds to kill the germs!

    • Lisa P permalink
      May 2, 2011 1:55 pm

      Hi there, I just stumbled upon this blog and thought I would jump in to clarify how the Norwex cloths work…I’ve been a consultant for two years….since your husband bought a few it probably would be helpful for you to know how they actually work. You are correct, the cloths do not disinfect the surface you are cleaning, but rather they remove the bacteria and germs from it leaving it clean and germ free..that’s were the microfiber comes in…it is denser and more effective than many common microfiber products out there. Norwex and E-Cloth pick up everything and holds on to it. They say the disinfecting comes from the silver that is embedded into each fiber. Over a 24hr period the silver breaks down the bacteria (that the cloth picked up) on a molecular level interrupting its growth cycle and eventually eliminating it…which should leave your cloth germ/bacteria free and ready for another job without having to wash it after every use. The point of using a product like Norwex or E-Cloth is that removal is a better option than trying to kill the bacteria or germs with a chemical product.

      “Super bugs” are formed when bacteria is becoming resistant to many of our chemicals and morphing into nasty ones that are becoming harder and harder to kill. Its too bad the consultant wasn’t able to convey these things properly to you…but there is tons of information out there that will help you understand how microfiber works. It does cost more than cotton because it does an amazing job and will last forever! Some products will claim to have silver in them, but the fibers in the cloth are only coated with the silver and it eventually wears away making the cloth unable to disinfect what it picks up. Usually there is a reason things cost more than others….I’m sure there are lots of other great products out there, just be diligent and do your research and be sure of what you are using in your home.

      • October 25, 2011 11:11 am

        if the bacteria is in the cloth, then obviously it was picked up from the surface wiped …… dah!!!!!

    • theCmom permalink
      May 2, 2011 7:32 pm

      Thank you for commenting!

      You are correct, the cloth does not kill the germs on the surface that was just wiped. Over time, Norwex say it kills the germs in the cloth…BUT the Norwex cloth still starts to stink if not washed after a day or two. If everything was killed – why do they stink?

      These high-end, great-quality microfiber cloths (E-Cloth & Norwex) are super at cleaning and removing dirt, bacteria, etc from your surface – leaving it 99% germ free. But you still need to use boiling water and vinegar (for mineral deposits) to get the rag clean after you have used it.

      Cloth rags don’t compare – they pick up some dirt and smear the rest. Therefore with cloth rags, you need to use chemicals to clean your surface.

      The blue polishing cloth is AMAZING – I have never seen mirrors and chrome shine like this with just water!

      I vote for E-Cloths ♥ Since they are 1/3 of the price!

      • October 25, 2011 11:14 am

        i wash my cloth at the end of each ” cleaning day” with laundry soap and hot water. i have been using these cloths for 3 months now, and my cloth never stinks~~it is common sense … you need to wash a cloth after you have used it to clean ….. dah, dah, dah~~~~~it is then REMOVING THE BACTERIA, so it will not stink~ my goodness….were you never going to wash the cloth – ever – and not expect it to stink. LOL

    • Sarah permalink
      May 3, 2011 1:42 pm

      My NORWEX cloth with silver in it somehow missed the silver in it. My bathroom had a bad odour until I removed the cloth. (It was clean out of laundry and used one day) I’ve never had a washcloth go so stinky, so fast! Now Im told to boil the cloth. I’ve never had to boil any of my laundry before…..

      Also, I’m horrified at their prices.
      Next I am sad its made in CHINA.

      Lastly, I used my cheapo cloth alongside their gold-priced cloth and mine worked JUST AS GOOD removing grease off a mirror with only water 🙂 and cleaned up super with regular laundry.

      I’m sold on micro-fibre, just not on ridiculously inflamed prices.

      • theCmom permalink
        May 3, 2011 5:46 pm

        Thanks for your feedback! No reason to pay the extra price – ecloth now sells a Antibac cloth with Silver! And it’s less expensive!!! BUT because the quality microfiber picks up so much stuff, it does need to be cleaned well. You can poor boiling water on the cloth from your tea kettle or poor some vinegar on it (especially good for mineral deposit buildup if you have hard water). This is only if they start to stink, otherwise you can wash normally (without bleach because it breaks down the material). Ecloth is my preferred brand – their polish cloth is awesome – chrome, stainless steal appliances, mirrors and windows – SO easy and without windex.

      • Catherine permalink
        May 6, 2011 11:56 pm

        I thouoght you’d be interested to know that the price of NORWEX is at good market value price for a quality cloth. The price reflects the fact that the Chinese maufacturer pays the workers a much higher wage. This is not a company that ripes of its workers like the majority of Chinese manufacturers. NORWEX means cleaner home environment, kills bad germs (as you don’t want to kill all germs, lots are good for you too) and quality product that lasts far longer than the cheaper brands, plus looks after its staff. What a good reputable company to buy something from. Definately not a scam as this blog page suggests.

      • Angela permalink
        May 13, 2011 11:32 am

        If you’re horrified at their prices when it’s made in China, imagine what it would cost if it wasn’t made in North America?

        To the person who said that the prices reflect higher wages paid to Chinese workers, can you point us to some resources that back that up? I doubt that is the case. From what I understand these products are expensive because of it being multilevel marketing. Same as Pampered Chef and their $30 garlic press, it’s because Norwex is a MLM that it’s so expensive.

        At the very least, if you find the cloths don’t work you can always pull out the silver and sell it on the open market. I hear silver is on a tear at the moment.

      • charity permalink
        June 9, 2011 11:12 am

        I petri dished the norwex cloths after several months of use and several days after washing. they picked up more bacteria than any of the household cleaners i’ve use in over 6 years of professional cleaning experience. they have upped my referalls. saved me tons of money, and my health. i’m sold

    • Anonymous permalink
      May 27, 2011 9:22 pm

      The consultant is correct…partially. When you use a Norwex cloth, you REMOVE 99.94% of the SURFACE bacteria using just the cloth and tap water. When you rinse out the cloth in the sink, most of the dirt, grime and bacteria are washed out as well. This is where the silver integrated in the cloth aspect comes into play…any bacteria that remain in the cloth are killed by the silver in the cloth as when single cell organisms come into contact with silver, they can not adapt or survive…one of those neat science things!! That is why the cloths can be used for weeks with out actually washing them as the growing bacteria in regular cloths is the reason why they become stinky. When they become soiled (and they do eventually) you wash them in a natural laundry detergent or boil them in water and a pinch of vinegar on the stove for about 10 minutes.
      I don’t know where the consultant got the other information about the hand pads or the pictures, that is news to me.
      Hope this answers some of your comments.

      • theCmom permalink
        June 6, 2011 5:34 pm

        Norwex Anitbac cloths and the Ecloths will start to smell if they are not washed (or boiled) often enough. With or without silver – they stink. Both Ecloth and Norwex cloths pick up 99% of all bacteria, grime, dirt, etc. They both are very high quality microfiber. Ecloth is much less expensive – I’m just not seeing how the ‘silver’ component justifies the much higher price tag.

    • amanda permalink
      June 7, 2011 7:34 pm

      I had a home demo recently. The demo lady brought with her some CSI sticks she called them. She does this as a second job, her first job is a peace officer.
      She rubbed raw chicken breast on my countertop and then rubbed one wand over it, blue/purple for dirty and green for clean. It of course went instantly blue/purple. She then cleaned the surface with a “Norwex Antibac Cloth” rubbed a second wand over it and it went green. She repeated the process in a different place and used a disinfectant wipe (one I had under the sink which I use all the time) and after cleaning the wand was light blue – not dark blue/purple like before. She left the cloth folded on the top in plain sight. About an hour later she produced another wand, rubbed it on the cloth (the part she had cleaned with) and it was green. She had not cleaned the cloth but simply left it on the counter top as part of the demo – I have to say I was impressed and so was the rest of group.

      • theCmom permalink
        June 9, 2011 6:35 pm

        Thanks Amanda for the great info! Ecloth also has the Antibac Cloth w/ Silver in them to kill bacteria. they are about $12 a piece w/ free shipping. I
        love these cloths!

      • October 26, 2011 4:34 am

        i was at a demonstration that was similar to the one you were at. do you know what is in these ” csi wands “…i think this is something that we all need to investigate and get an answer for. does anyone know where these swab wands are manufactured, or is there a Norwex consultant out there that can answer this question? how do we know what is in these magical wands? could be the answer to a lot of skepticism/unknowns….i would be interested in seeing an old cloth being used to wipe up after the chicken and see if the cloth is effective

    • Jane permalink
      June 13, 2011 6:15 pm

      you tube Norwex chicken and watch that test for answer

    • June 13, 2011 9:40 pm

      Angela – Norwex owns their Chinese factories and the workers are employess of Norwex, paid a fair wage. I promise you that. A company that’s chore values include integrity and honesty (three pages dedicated to these in the consultant manual) will not be misleading about this. I would be happy to talk with you more about this if you email me at Here is some great info for now, hopefully putting your mind at ease on this topic…

      “As a matter of fact, before Debbie Bolton (founder and CEO of Norwex North America) agrees to purchase from any company, she hires translators and pays an unannounced visit to the plant. She personally goes on the floors where the workers are and asks them questions and has conversations with them via the translator. If they are not happy working for their company and with their compensation, she will not purchase from them. She assures that our plant in China, overseen by Norwegian Norwex staff that live in China, is one of the cleanest, most high-tech manufacturing plants she has ever seen. I know China has a pretty sketchy background for very many things and for very many reasons, but I can assure you, any product that we carry is not made cheaply, nor are they made by children or exploited workers. This goes for all products, even those which Norwex does not manufacture.”

      Meg – the Mr. Clean Eraser does have chemicals that can cause third degree skin burns. I knew this, but it really sunk in when one of my first hostesses, a nurse at a local hospital, told me that she recently treated a person who came in with third degree skin burns on their hand from using Mr. Clean.

      Todd, I’d be happy to email you the test results regarding the silver. Test were done at three hospitals in three different countries.

      Other important info: Norwex cloths are made to withstand 500 washings, not 300 like the e-cloth. These cloths will last about 5-7 years. The MICRO silver (not nano) will never wash out of the cloth.

      The e-cloth seems to have great results, plus the prices are lower. That’s great for many people. The higher prices with Norwex are not a rip-off, for reasons already mentioned. I would like to add that Norwex by far has the most generous hosting rewards plan. I don’t know how they can give away so much free product to their hostesses (usually $200 or more) and consultants (I’ve received thousands of dollars of product through incentives in only my first year). Add to that their shipping and handling is only $4.95 (coming from Canada to the US) makes it even more jaw-dropping. There is more I could share about this fantastic company, but it’s getting late 🙂

      But one more thing about Norwex – we are asked to not bash other products (again, chore values of integrity, trust, honesty…) and it pains me to have had Norwex bashed on here. It’s easy to disbelieve something that works so amazingly well, I understand, but there are much nicer ways to express yourself. Fortunately, there are very good answers to what you are struggling to believe about Norwex’s claims.


      • Anonymous permalink
        October 3, 2011 8:47 pm

        Well said Hilary!

      • Christine permalink
        October 15, 2011 8:35 pm

        I agree Hilary. Love the Norwex product. Just want to add that if a customer is not happy with the product they can return it as the products have a 60day satisfaction guarantee. If a cloth ends up smelling I feel it could be because the user is not rubbing the cloth against itself to evacuate larger particles that are held in the cloth by the unique star shaped microfibre. The Norwex Enviro cloth is made from 2900kilometres of fibre. Last but not least, Norwex fibres do not need to be defended really as they are well able to stand any test. Cheers Christine

      • jenny permalink
        November 23, 2011 10:37 am

        Thanks for putting in the time to set the record straight. I have done a lot of research into the plant in china and in other Norwex products. I am confident in what they say is truth. Just to let people know, Norwex sells more than just a couple of cloths. Products are made all over the world including the USA.
        I believe e-cloth must be good. Some people prefer to buy products one way and others another. Some of us love supporting people we know in a fun, get together party way! I have customers who come back to me each year for one product or another and do not feel ripped off. If they did, why would they continue to buy?
        In either case, lets just have fun, and get over the competition mindset.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 1, 2011 12:34 pm

      I am surprised that you have not been sued for libel with these outrageous headlines and ridiculous statements. Norwex is not a scam. The only issue with it is how it is sold.

      The comments by people such as Meg are absolutely ridiculous. Being skeptical about the claims of Norwex is one thing, but to say that they are out right “lying” when you have nothing scientific to back up your claim is total garbage. You can’t make defamatory statements like that just because you are skeptical and have an opinion.

      For the record I have seen Norwex in action and while my brain is naturally a little skeptical about the ability of a cloth to kill bacteria, the science does suggest that this should work and it is used in the medical field for this purpose.

      In terms of getting out stains they actually do seem to work very well. Two nights ago my girlfriend spilled red wine on our cream coloured living room carpet. We used a spray bottle stain fighter that seemed to take most of the stain out but when I looked at it the next day there was still a grey stain there. When I came home later that evening I saw that it was completely gone. What had happened was that my gf went over the stain with a Norwex cloth and it took everything out.

      Does it kill all bacteria? I’m not sure, but if someone wants they could test this in a lab. Does it take out stains? In my experience it is a miracle worker.

      • Reply to an illiterate "Anymous" permalink
        September 27, 2011 2:49 pm

        what do you mean you are surprised that she has not been sued yet for libel??? Did you actually read her headline correctly? All that Cmom is saying is that it is NOT a scam (go ahead and read it on the very top…Quote:”I LOVE these things – my life will never be the same. You can get either Norwex or the E-cloth and you will be happy!
        Norwex isn’t a scam, but they are a MLM” !!!!!!!!She even says “I LOVE these things” (plural!!!, she says you can get EITHER the Norvex OR the E-cloth). So where does your ranting originate from????? Fact is that it was stated, that the E-cloth is more inexpensive…is that wrong to say???

        I can’t stand people who want to put in their 2 cents but have nothing to back it up with. Obviously reading and understanding what is being written is not one of your strongest features! I am actually quite impressed that you did get the word Anonymous right.

    • Friendly Green Mama permalink
      September 23, 2011 3:17 pm

      Does anyone know any information about wether Norwex is made in an eco-friendly way. I haven’t purchased any products by Norwex b/c they don’t advertise that they are environmentaly-friendly product with the certified EcoLogo or the Green Seal. Independent third-party labels.

    • I love Norwex permalink
      October 2, 2011 4:00 pm

      The Norwex antibac microfiber cloths (or the Professional E-Cloth) actually remove bacteria from the surface. The killing of the bacteria and such happens after you rinse the cloth in warm/hot water and then allow it to self-sanitize overnight. The silver that is intertwined with the microfiber is what actually “kills” the bacteria and other ick. If you youtube Norwex you can see some pretty cool demonstrations of this process.

    • October 20, 2011 6:26 am

      I have been to two Norwex demonstrations. The consultant spread raw Chicken on the counter, then used a swab tester in a tube to detect bacteria. Bacteria was evident. She wiped the counter with the Norwex AntiBac cloth, re-swabbed surface with a new swabber-tube and there was no trace evidence left of bacteria. How do we know what are in the swabs and are they legitimate? Any answers out there? I was told the bacteria from the cloths is released when washed with Laundry soap, was not told to air dry overnight!

    • Anonymous permalink
      October 26, 2011 6:37 pm

      Please be sure to check into the “magic eraser” claims about burning of the children. It is definitely not a lie! You can google it and get lots of info about it. Plenty of people have mentioned it to me without even talking about Norwex. There is formaldehyde in the magic eraser. Lots of products especially beauty products have dangerous chemicals in them you just have to google to find this out.

      • Anonymous permalink
        December 5, 2012 11:53 am

        I have read that the Magic Eraser burn incidents happen because the magic Eraser is a fine abrasive material- no chemicals, just abrasive, which is why the paint on the walls will come off after wiping too much.

  105. Linda Pearce permalink
    April 18, 2011 8:49 pm

    I find it interesting that you say have “Norwex scam” on your home page and then say it’s not a scam in your actual article? I am a Norwex consultant based in Australia and would love to point out some of the fantastic benefits when you purchase microfibre products from Norwex. Firstly Norwex is not an MLM but direct sales. We’re in the business of helping our customers find the products that are right for them and providing them with excellent customer service during and after that process. I hope that makes you feel more at ease! Norwex products offer a 60 day satisfaction guarantee on all their products and our microfibres and mopping system also have a 2 year warranty. This speaks of how confident Norwex is in the quality of their products. The guarantee and warranty provide our customers with peace of mind. Just had to comment!! Love my Norwex!

    • theCmom permalink
      April 21, 2011 7:50 pm

      Thank you for your comment about Norwex! Yes, Norwex is a great product. So you are saying that Norwex is a direct sales vs a MLM (multi-level marketing). How many levels down do you get paid on for signing up someone to sell Norwex? A MLM is one type of direct selling.

      ECloth has 100% satisfaction guarantee – for any reason you are not satisfied, you can return them.

      I like them both, they both are very high quality. E-Cloth is less expensive, therefore my choice at this point.

      • amanda permalink
        June 7, 2011 7:35 pm

        So Norwex is not a scam then, just not your choice?

      • theCmom permalink
        June 9, 2011 6:38 pm

        Ecloth is my choice based on price since they both perform the same, are high quality and have the silver agent in them, Can’t beat $12! I’m so pleased that I don’t have to use chemicals and I get a cleaner home!

      • jenny permalink
        November 19, 2011 11:26 pm

        I find it to be insulting and really unfair that so many people selling e-cloths think they have to trash the Norwex company and consultants in order to sell their cloths. By the way, all Norwex consultants start making an excellent profit without having to sign anyone on. Please get your facts straight. In this economy and renewed environmental awareness we should be supporting each other in our quests to make a living and reduce chemicals. Norwex stands by it’s products with trust and integrity.

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 30, 2011 10:31 am

      I agree, the fact that this woman used “Norwex scam” to grab peoples attention is annoying quite frankly.
      I am not a Norwex consultant or rep, just a customer and a flippin’ happy one at that. Their clothes are truly amazing.

  106. March 9, 2011 2:28 pm

    Are these the same ones sold at places like Home Depot? I purchased a package of different purpose ones there awhile ago but didn’t know if they were a cheap take-of product or the same thing only less expensive. They seem to work well.

    • theCmom permalink
      March 15, 2011 11:15 am

      These are not the same as sold in the stores. Microfiber in general is usually nicer than cotton – ‘grabbing’ more dirt. Ecloth and Norwex have a better weave to them and each fiber is cut finer as to grab and hold even more dirt and bacteria. The better the microfiber, the more fibers per square inch. Click here for a visual.

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