I founded this company upon the realization that there is no possible way a dry sheet of toilet paper is the silver-bullet for all personal hygiene tasks. In 2008, I had an epiphany (after watching a Seinfeld episode and noticing what a friend of mine was using) that toilet paper is an incomplete system.
Most of us grew up using toilet paper, which does an incomplete job. At some point, we all wished we had a wet wipe. Sometimes, we need both.
I personally found that using baby wipes and toilet paper was a more complete system than toilet paper alone. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that baby wipes were not flushable. So I took a step back to look at my options:
- dry toilet paper that does an incomplete job;
- baby wipes that just finished clogging my pipes; and
- the bidet, which I had no room or desire to install.
We designed a perfect negotiation between toilet paper, baby wipes and the bidet, without their limitations. Fundamentally, the answer is simple; make a wet and dry system. Keep toilet paper, add wet wipes. Just make sure the wipes are totally flush safe AND give the wipes a sanitary home near the toilet paper so everyone can reach them.
We see all kinds of wipes on the market. More than 92% of all wipes should never be flushed. All of them look similar, but that is the furthest thing from the truth. Even certain brands of "flushable wipes" have been caught making questionable claims. Among other variables, lack of industry regulation, voluntary 3rd Party lab testing, and deceptive marketing practices by several big wipe brands have created a virtual mine field of flushable wipe uncertainty for the customer who just wants something that works as advertised.
The buck stops here, with Tidymates. We take flushability very seriously.
Our business model is the razor blade model. Only our exclusive wipes are designed to fit inside our dispensing system -keeping away "bad" wipes from pipes.
Our patented snap-in system (3 issued U.S. patents + more patents pending) unifies toilet paper and our independently certified flushable wipes to one location. We believe that Tidymates is revolutionizing hygiene and standardizing a product that galvanizes the flushable wipes industry (protecting customers, pipes, municipal wastewater treatment facilities and our environment).
The Company has developed and owns all custom plastic injection and blow molds, has inventory in-stock, and established a scalable, international supply chain. We are currently selling our products at Staples.com, Amazon, and tidymates.com, as well as, commercially via Waxie Sanitary Supply.
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