When it comes to cleaning, ENJO Fibres and water is the healthier, safer and faster way to go… but can cleaning with ENJO and water REALLY keep your home clean?
We get it – such a simple idea can be hard to believe, especially since generations of family tradition tell us a different story about cleaning chemicals. At one time, our grandparents believed that if you didn’t smell harsh chemicals, then it wasn’t really clean!
As time passes, we learn more, we learn better, and we do better.
How does ENJO actually work?
The secret to cleaning with ENJO and without chemicals comes down to one thing, Fibre technology. Originally developed in 1985 in Austria, ENJO Fibres are unique and continue to evolve as technology advances.
It’s these innovative little fibres that have allowed ENJO to offer families around the globe a way to clean that’s free of toxic chemicals for the past 30+ years.
The raw materials
ENJO Fibres are made from quality raw materials that have the Oeko-Tex stamp of approval. Oeko-Tex is a worldwide independent testing and certification system for raw textiles, they put the raw textiles through rigorous paces to ensure they are free from harmful and toxic substances and are safe for contact with skin.
The material mix
Each ENJO tool has a unique, tailor-made makeup of five raw materials, specially designed to suit the purpose and the surface that requires cleaning. The Fibres themselves are ultra-fine, 100-times finer than a human hair, meaning an ENJO fibre cleaning tool has a large surface area for trapping and picking up dirt. The Fibres are also wedge-shaped to loosen and lift dirt, maximizing each fibre’s chemical-free cleaning power.
ENJO Fibres can be weft-knitted, woven or warped knitted, depending on the product and its purpose. The weave for each product is unique to ENJO, allowing us to offer an unparalleled clean without a single toxic chemical.
The cleaning action
Now here’s the part that is sometimes hard to believe at first: If you’re cleaning with ENJO all you need is water. The water acts as a natural solvent and when teamed with ENJO, replaces the need for harsh chemicals.
By directly spraying the surface with cold water, you start the cleaning process as the water helps to loosen dirt, grease and grime from the surface. Then, simply wipe the surface clean and let the wedge-shaped Fibres lift and trap dirt into their unique weave. By drying the surface with the ENJOfil, you’re leaving nothing behind but a streak-free shine.
How is cleaning with ENJO different to cleaning with chemicals?
Chemical cleaning products can fall into several categories (detergents, abrasives, degreasers, acid cleaners, solvents, bio-enzyme and oxygen cleaners) and they use chemistry – the mixing of different substances to produce a reaction – to loosen/dissolve dirt and grime. They usually use a surfactant to suspend grease and dirt, teamed with chelating agents and solvents that work to boost the performance. Dirt and grime are then wiped and rinsed away using water and cloths or sponges.
Because of what we learned from past generations, often people feel they need chemicals to work on their surfaces, especially in the kitchen, to keep their homes clean and healthy, when in fact you can clean your whole kitchen six times better without a single harmful chemical.
Cleaning with ENJO means cleaning without any poisonous chemicals that can be harmful to your home and health. Only cold water is needed to team up with ENJO Fibres – it’s the perfect natural solvent for cleaning your home.
Is ENJO more effective than chemical cleaners?
Yes. Studies have shown that ENJO removes six times MORE particles of dirt, grease and grime than traditional cleaning methods (involving chemicals) do.
How chemical cleaning products work
Most cleaning chemicals direct you to spray the surface, and wait, as chemical spray and wipe products need contact time for the chemicals to actually work on the dirt.
After you’ve waited, you use a cloth or sponge to wipe the surface clean.
Now you need to remove the chemical residue, so you grab a fresh cloth and lots of water to rinse and wipe and then finally dry.
With ENJO, cleaning has nothing to do with chemistry.
Cleaning with ENJO is simple. Each tool is made to suit the surface you’re cleaning, which means from a cleaning perspective, the process is the same for most ENJO tools: No label reading required!
The microscopic Fibres reach into the pores of the surface, to trap and remove particles of dirt, grease and grime. Using cold water helps grease and oils to easily adhere to the Fibres for removal.
By drying the clean surface with the super-absorbent ENJOfil, you’ll reduce streaking and leave nothing behind but the shine. Job done without a single toxic chemical and leaving behind no chemical residue.
How long do ENJO tools last?
ENJO Fibre tools are exceptionally durable and are effective for around 3 years, depending on how you care for them and how often they are used. Each raw material used to make ENJO’s Fibre cleaning tools is of the highest quality, is certified environmentally and health-friendly, uses non-toxic dye, no formaldehyde and zero fragrance.
Before the ENJO tools are made, the Fibres undergo strict quality guidelines where they inspect durability, colourfastness and performance.
ENJO tools are made unlike any other cleaning product, and it’s the attention to detail that’s paramount for the product’s endurance. Each ENJO Fibre product is lovingly hand sewn by expert seamstresses who have years of experience in ENJO’s headquarters in Vorarlberg, Austria.
Once sewn, each product is then hand-checked for quality and longevity, and once the product passes this inspection, it is shipped across the world.
How do I get the most out of my ENJO Fibres?
Once you invest in ENJO, you will never be without your favourite cleaning tools for three years.
When ENJO tools are dirty, you simply place them into the ENJO Laundry Bag and wash using warm to hot water and ENJO’s Laundry Liquid. Avoid using fabric softeners.
Air-dry your Fibres, and your Fibres are ready to be reused again and again.
How else is cleaning with ENJO different?
Remove the need for chemicals and you’ll clean your home so much faster. There’s no need to wait for the chemical cleaner to work and no extra rinsing to remove the chemical residue from the surface. It’s a simple wet, wipe and dry.
With ENJO, you can dust and mop your floors in the time in minutes… we put it to the test!
It’s environmentally friendly
Most conventional cleaning products generate waste, whether it be empty plastic bottles, cloths, sponges and paper towels, and also chemical waste washing down the drain.
ENJO Fibre cleaning eliminates chemicals and waste, and when it comes time to renew your ENJO Fibres, ENJO accepts all old Fibres for upcycling into car seats, insulation and so much more.
ENJO Fibre production is environmentally friendly too; after 5 years of Climate Neutral operations, ENJO has moved to Climate Positive status in 2022. This means that ENJO removes more carbon from the environment than it generates.
Chemicals are harmful to our health and can be a potential risk to households with young children. By replacing chemicals with Fibre technology, you’re replacing a very common household risk with a safe solution.