You've probably heard the word 'luffa' your whole life, and thought it referred to a ball of extruded plastic from China. In reality, a luffa grows on a vine, and is part of the cucumber family. You wait for it to dry on the vine and you're left with only the fibers. These fibers are durable & stiff enough to scrub you clean without being so harsh that they cause discomfort.
Our luffas are grown on a small family farm in California. They will last you a year of daily bathing, and can even be washed in the dishwasher if anything particularly gnarly happens to them. Just make sure to hang it using the attached length of American-made sheepskin cord (provided by Dinsmoor Sheepskins) so that it dries in between uses.
Note: You won't see a ton of external lather on this sponge like you would with a plastic-weave luffa, but if you apply your body wash or bar soap and work it into the fibers, the inside will fill with enough lather to bathe your entire body using less than .3 oz of soap.
Each luffa is approximately 6" long and 3" in diameter.