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About the Kypreos family
The sponge over the years
Shipping - Packaging
Benefits of the Natural Sea Sponge
How we are buying our sponges
About the Kypreos family Since three generations ago, almost 200 years, Kypreos family, was and still is ahead in the natural sponges market.  The grandfather, Kypreos Sotiris, had left from Simi and came to Kalymnos, in the beginning of 1900. Simi, together with Kalymnos and Hydra, were the islands that had the best sponge divers all over the world. In 1930, his son, Konstantinos, emigrates to Paris, where he continued the tradition of his family and he was selling sponges from the small island of Dodekanese, Kalymnos. Today, his son, Giannis, is continuing the family tradition in this job, at Kalymnos, where he lived when he was a youngster.
He is continuing this job, with the same honesty, experience and ethics with his ancestor
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The sponge over the years Here in this small part of world where civilization was born, the man from the beginning was charmed by the magic of this fruit of the sea the sponge  and was encouraged to collect and use it in his life.
Homer in the Iliad puts a sponge into the hands of god Hephaestus who cleans his face, hands and chest before wearing his jacket. In the Odyssey the servants of the palace of Odysseus clean with "polytrypa" sponges Royal tables after meals wasteful of the suitors of Penelope.
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Shipping - Packaging The packaging can be done in all possible ways, such as the customer wishes
  • Bale: is compressed sponges dry and then should be wet to regain their size. In this case the transport costs are the lowest.
  • Cartons: the sponges are ready in their original size.
  • Also we can pack each item and sent in cardboard boxes, where the only thing left is to sell.
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Benefits of the Natural Sea Sponge Eco-Friendly & Natural. The Sea Sponge is a renewable natural resource. While harvesting, divers are careful to ensure that the base of the sponge remains intact.  This puts into motion its natural reproduction.  The sponge then will re-grow within a few years, often bigger and healthier than its original state. Studies show that areas harvested actually increase the population density of sponges.  Additionally, the sponges have amazing regenerative powers as the natural process of the tide and currents will pick up sponges and they will re-grow in new locations. Read the Full Story