About Us

We are a family owned NZ business and are the growers and creators of natural loofah products.

Our loofah patch is located in Nelson, NZ. All our crafted products are created in-house for optimum quality.

We have been working on loofah research and development since 2013. With a recent rebrand from Toi Toi to The Loofah Patch we have refined our products down to just a core few which you will find on this site.

Growing loofah (luffa) on a boutique/commercial scale in the NZ climate is challenging but we choose to do this for three reasons:

  1. So we can guarantee our customers the most natural and purest loofah products.
  2. So we can offer our customers a New Zealand made product (or rather 'Nature made in NZ').
  3. So we can do our part to rid NZ of the plastic loofah (shower puff/poufs).

My personal story: From the first time I came across a loofah many years ago, I was fascinated by how nature creates the perfect intricate weave of the loofah fibres and once I started figuring out all the uses that loofah has on this planet, my obsession grew.

So I swapped out my business suit for work boots and went off and studied horticulture continuing on a six year journey of R&D to figure out how to grow the best loofahs we could to launch the business. It's now our seventh season and I'm still amazed at the beauty of what nature creates.

I love developing new products from the loofah fibres (a few are still in the testing phase) and I am grateful to our wonderful customers who give feedback and input into new product ideas so they can be part of the journey too.

Thank you for your support.

Dianne Dunn