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Home goods that make a home feel good.

Sweetgum’s home textiles introduce beauty and grace to mindful cleanliness.

Designed in New England,  Sweetgum kitchen linens are reflections of the natural world for the contemporary, healthy home.

Make your home look and feel good while also being kind to the environment

 Featuring Swedish Dishcloths: Use to clean most any surface without streaking or scratching. So gentle, they can even be used in the bathroom as a washcloth. These long lasting, cheerful cleaning cloths make a great gift for the host, house warming, cook, teacher, birthday…. and more! 

Each reusable, washcloth-sized dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels and is made from natural fibers, 70% cellulose and 30% cotton. These innovative cloths can be easily washed in either the dishwasher or the washing machine over 50 times and are much more hygienic than sponges as they dry quickly. No chemicals are used in the production or printing of our designs.  Our dishcloths are 100% biodegradable, simply compost after using for 6-9 months.

"Our mission with Sweetgum is to make eco-friendly, thoughtful products for the home that evoke a sense of place,  and make you feel good using them."

Sandra Venus

About us

In 2016 Boston area architect Sandra Venus began creating textile designs from her collections of sketchbook drawings.   Looking toward nature for inspiration, Sandra's process for creating designs involves using a variety of mediums; hand sketching, photography or watercolor- and most always start with a walk in the woods.

Why Sweetgum?

Located in a nearby nature sanctuary is a grove of Sweet Gum trees.  The Sweet Gum has a unique design solution for protecting their seeds; spiky little balls that are both strange and beautiful at the same time.  We think the Sweet Gum is a cool example of nature's ingenuity, how  form and function can be expressed in beautiful ways.

Eco-friendly materials and production

Our Swedish dishcloths are made from renewable fibers (70% Cellulose, 30% Cotton) are 100% biodegradable and can be composted after using for 6-9 months.  They make a great alternative to paper towels (saving lots and lots of trees) and can be used to clean just about any household surface. The cloth is made in Germany and printed in Finland with water based inks.
Our kitchen fabrics are all natural: 100% linen, cotton/linen blends,  100% cotton.    We collaborate with printers and cut & sew work rooms in the USA to create our line of kitchen napkins, tea towels and table runners.  
Our Linen/Cotton throws are a co-brand with Brahms Mount of Maine.  These heirloom quality throws are woven on antique shuttle looms by master weavers who are working to continue the traditional techniques of the textiles industry of New England.