The Founder grew up in a small fishing village on the island of Terceira, in the Azores. Her mother's only source of income was embroidery that was exported to European countries. This embroidery paid for her clothes as a single woman, her wedding dress, household needs, baby needs, and to buy each of her three daughters a gold cross necklace. This mother was an inspiration!
The Founder's mother-in-law introduced her to knitted dishcloths received from cousin Claudia, better known as "Toockie." She very quickly became dependent on these "Toockies" to clean her home, her kids and her car. Soon the Founder started thinking everybody should have these amazing Toockies® that worked hard and lasted for years. They were cost effective because they out performed disposable cleaning products and did not need to be replaced every week.