All 8 colors of Acrylic Tawashi (scrubbies)
Closeup of 2 acrylic tawashi (top: pistachio, bottom: mustard).
A hand holding a teracotta acrylic tawashi.
All 8 colors of acrylic tawashi and their color name. Clockwise from top: teraccota, moss, dusty rose, taupe, wine, mustard, deep purple, pistachio.

Acrylic Tawashi

Regular price $ 5.75

Tawashi is a Japanese term for a scrubbing brush. The crocheted tawashi made of acrylic yarn is popular in Japan because it cleans without using soap.

Acrylic fiber has microscopic grooves that trap stain and fat particles without the use of soap or chemical detergent. To use, wet the tawashi and use for cleaning dishes, coffee/tea stains, sinks, faucets and more.


  • 100% acrylic yarn
  • Approx. 7" x 4" (each is handmade and size may differ slightly)
  • Machine washable and dryable
  • Made in U.S.A.

Who Makes It

Crocheted by the owner of this website.

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