After a lot (and we mean A LOT) of thoughtful consideration, we’ve proudly set up our manufacturing operations in China. There’s a bit of a misconception about production in China, which we think is important to address. We work closely with our producers to ensure standards and processes we’re happy with, plus we found that China offered a lot of wonderful benefits:
- We can use paper wrappers and recycled cardboard boxes rather than plastic! We couldn’t find an Australian producer that would let us do this with varied designs for our wrappers.
- We have access to a large pool of local, raw materials– both post-consumer waste paper and bamboo (neither of which is readily available in Australia). By using China's local materials, we avoid importing from overseas.
- We can cut the cost of operations, passing on those savings to our customers. Australian toilet tissue manufacturers are few and far between, and they all have their own brands. We’d be asking one of our competitors to make our products!
All of these factors ensure we’re building a sustainable business model that delivers quality and environmentally responsible products at competitive prices. This allows us to focus on our greater mission: building toilets for those who need them!
If you're worried about the environmental consequences of importing our product from overseas, check out this article.