Athena and Poseidon is a Greek family business owned by Manos. He comes from Kalymnos, the sponge divers island, and from a family of three generations working with sea sponges. Manos personally chooses the sponges, processes them by hand, and guarantees for their quality.
Sea sponges are multi-celled organisms harvested from the floor of the sea/ocean. They are highly absorbent, create a luxurious lather, have a soft texture, and are suitable for the most sensitive skin. Natural sponges are more durable and last much longer than synthetic ones, for up to10 years!
The sea sponge is antibacterial and hypo-allergenic by nature! It has enzymes that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. It is a natural, renewable and biodegradable alternative to synthetic sponges.
The Fine Silk is dense with a soft, velvety texture that gently exfoliates the skin. Ideal for sensitive baby skin, or for face wash, applying /removing make up. If well maintained, it lasts up to 10 years.
Honeycomb sponges have bigger pores, are dense, soft, pliable and strong. They create more foam and lather than the fine silk, and are used for shower, washing animals, house cleaning (windows, dishes etc) and cars! If well maintained, you can have/use your sponge for up to 5 years.
*Although they lack a brain, have no true tissues, no muscles, no internal organs, no digestive, nervous, or even circulatory system, sea sponges are classified as animals, therefore they are NOT VEGAN. They contain animal cells, carry out cellular respiration typical of animals, and survive by filtering water and eating the bacteria and microscopic organisms found there.