Made in Nara, Japan, the dishcloth is 100% naturally made; all natural materials with no dyes or chemicals used during production. It features a multi layer weave that increases water absorbency and durability with a textured surface that means better cleaning power while damp. Dries quickly after use. Fabric gets softer with use. To achieve softness faster, soak in hot water for 5 minutes. Avoid contact with bleach and do not put into the dryer.