Norwex is committed to radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning to promote health. More than ever we feel the need to emphasize the positive environmental impact of reducing chemical use ~NorwexI like the idea behind this company, although I still highly doubt that their antimicrobial cleaning towels are more antimicrobial than bleach (<--actual claim from the rep based on a 'study'). Disclaimer: This claim pertains to antimicrobial properties in the products and not their abilities to sanitize surfaces.
The micro fiber in the products help trap whatever it is you used the item to pick up, which means no more pushing dust around from one place to another. Numerous 'antibac' items also have silver woven into the micro fiber, this silver activates when wet to kill off bacteria trapped in the cloth, which means less stink between washings. You're also instructed to not use fabric softener on these items in the wash and if you notice that they are loosing their initial characteristics and textures over time they can be restored with a little water/vinegar rinse. Perfect since we won't have fabric softener aboard but will most likely have lots of vinegar (it's like a magical elixir for everything!)
To my surprise, upon persuing their catalog, I did happen to find a couple items that would be perfect for life on a boat.
1). Makeup Removal Cloths - These suede cloths work without soap and remove all my makeup quickly and easily and without overdrying my skin. I use these bad boys for about a week before washing and they've never had even a slight funk to them before washing. Plus, you can control the level of exfoliation with the amount of water in the cloth. Genius. No soap = less water, always good on a boat. I have also used these in the shower instead of wash rags...makes my skin nice and soft to boot!