About Acme Sponge

Acme Sponge offers a variety of natural sea sponge and cleaning related products.  It is headquartered in Tarpon Springs, Florida, which is arguably the sponge diving center of the United States. We pride ourselves on the quality of the materials we use and the products we offer; “the finest products from the finest materials in the world.”

What Sets Acme Sponge Products Apart

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Sponge Diver Mosaic in Tarpon Springs
Acme Sponge Company

Acme Sponge traces its roots back four generations to sea sponge merchants and divers in Greece. But Acme is not just a sponge company anymore.  Over the past 70+ years it has grown into a diverse multi-national company with its headquarters in Florida. Acme now offers a wide variety of different types of products including, natural sponges, synthetic sponges, natural loofahs and loofah products, bath and body brushes, and assorted cleaning products and accessories.

Acme Sponge is the industry leader in natural sponges, and has built a reputation for durable high quality products. As a company, Acme is dedicated to supplying value to our customers not only through our pricing and consistently maintaining the highest quality, but also by offering a wide selection and great customer service.

Acme Sponge Company History

ACME Sponge Company was founded in 1938 by Michael G. Cantonis. Borrowing $1000 from a friend, he went to New York at age 21 and began importing natural sponges from the Mediterranean.  The company was moved to Chicago in 1947 to be closer to its customer base. And in the 1950’s, imported natural chamois were added to the product mix of natural sponges and synthetic sponges. In 1959 the company began planning a tannery to tan chamois leather, which was finally opened in 1962. Then in 1977 all of Acme’s facilities were consolidated and moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida.  Over our 79 year history, Acme has evolved to become the largest distributor of  natural sponges in the United States.