Ha-Ra: The Cleaning Power of Water

Ha-Ra fibers are patent protected and use the cleaning power of water to achieve exceptional results without the use of chemicals. Ha-Ra products can save over 95% on cleaners in both, household and commercial use. Ha-Ra is safe to use and minimizes your exposure to toxic agents.

Millions of households all over the world have been using eco-friendly Ha-Ra products for years, and have experienced that Ha-Ra products are not just an environmentally friendly solution, but clean also faster and better than most conventional cleaning systems.

Ha-Ra products are hand-made of high-quality materials in Germany and Switzerland. They last for years and will save you a lot of money and time.

The Ha-Ra Story

80221_HaRa_Chronik.inddHa-Ra comes from the name of the pioneer and inventor of fiber based cleaning technology Hans Raab. From childhood, Hans was a very independent person who wanted to make his own way in the world. He established a commercial cleaning business and very quickly, using commitment and technical know-how, Hans Raab developed a very competitive business that provided jobs for more than 100 people.

Hans Raab soon became aware of health problems among his employees, which he traced back to the daily use of cleaning agents. Around this time, he recalled reading an article about native African tribes and their effective and environmentally friendly cleaning methods.

Hans Raab knew that our society would not accept cleaning methods using sand, mud and water, and therefore other methods had to be developed.

After years of research, Hans Raab developed a method for producing cleaning fibers, which are effective using water only. During the cleaning process, millions of extremely fine special fibers loosen even the most stubborn dirt and greasy particles, which are then bound together by fiber and water.

This pioneering invention led to the beginning of a tremendous success story, and these fibers are still so unique that he was able to successfully apply for over 170 different patents, making it difficult for competitors to come up with viable alternatives.

At the 1982 inventors fair in Basel (Switzerland), Hans Raab presented a window cleaner consisting of these fibers, and was awarded a gold medal for his invention.

In 1984, Hans Raab set a world record cleaning an area of more than 6,800 square feet of windows at the Hilton Hotel in Basel in two hours, 54 minutes.

Ha-Ra Worldwide

Since Hans Raab started the business over 40 years ago, Ha-Ra is an innovative and successful company, which today sells its products through business partners in 50 countries all over the world. To this day, it is very important for Ha-Ra to produce products that are made for a life in harmony with nature without the use of chemicals.

The products are of high quality and almost all of them are made in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. All textile products are manufactured from creators in Germany. All other products are made from certified partners that are strictly controlled.


Ha-Ra USA was established in 2008 by Christian Oltzscher and Sybille Reimer and is located in Santa Barbara, CA.

Ha-Ra USA is dedicated to providing environmentally-friendly, safe, and efficient Ha-Ra cleaning products to domestic and commercial customers all over the United States.

We believe that together we can redefine the way we clean. It is our mission to teach the world about using environmentally-friendly and safe cleaning products that reduce the toxic chemicals absorbed by our bodies that can otherwise contribute to various illness and the ongoing deterioration of our natural environment.