Who Gives a Crap

Consumer Goods

Good for your bum 🍑 Great for the world 🌏 100% bamboo & recycled toilet paper.

Melbourne,
Australia
  • They're determined to prove that toilet paper is about more than just wiping bums.
  • On top of growing their business, it’s incredibly important for them to prove their profit-for-purpose business model can work. The more people see this, the more social enterprises like theirs can get off the ground and do great things!
  • They donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world | Donated over $2.5m (Aussie dollars) | They saved a heck of a lot of trees, water, and energy.

They started Who Gives A Crap when they learned that 2.3 billion people across the planet don’t have access to a toilet. That’s approximately 40% of the global population and indicates that around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes.

They thought that was pretty crap. So in July 2012, Simon, Jehan, and Danny launched Who Gives A Crap with a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. Simon sat on a toilet in their draughty warehouse and refused to move until they had raised enough pre-orders to start production. 50 hours and one cold bottom later, they’d raised over $50,000 (see the video here)

They delivered their first product in March 2013 and have been excited to keep growing ever since. Not just because their toilet paper is gracing bathrooms across the country but also because they donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.

Though they’re still growing, and now make more than only toilet paper, they always want to stay true to their roots: toilet humor and making the world a better place.

Go to the Who Gives a Crap website

Impact Update 2019 - Simon’s Thanks

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