This is not your typical hand-made scrubby! It is made of 100% sisal twine. Sisal fiber is a course inflexible fiber that is strong and durable. It has the ability to stretch, is resistant to deterioration in salt water. Sisal is also a renewable resource that absorbs more carbon dioxide that it produces during its life cycle. It is 100 percent biodegradable. Its creamy color is 100% natural, requiring no chemicals to treat or produce.