Tissue … the perfect canvas for capturing life’s perfect moments

Claire Bowen is a Perth, Australia-based blogger, dramatist and self-described “leftie feminist greenie” who studies the impact of popular culture on the historical record. I’ll let you in on a secret – I keep all kinds of tissue products long after the use they were  provided for has passed, and some tissue products I have kept for over a decade...

When it comes to the perfect wedding speech… a Best Man should never be without his 3-ply

Unaccustomed as he is to public speaking, Adam, who is based in Bristol, England, finds inspiration conveniently comes to hand when he sits and thinks about his speech. High quality tissue paper products serve a range of purposes. But over the years I’ve found that 3-ply tissue serves very efficiently during one very important occasion: Best Man...

Family tissue: for babies’ noses… and Construction Club

Creativity is at the heart of Brazilian Melissa Hoemke’s family. After living in London for 12 years she wants to do right by the children and the environment, and make sure she doesn’t extrapolate her budget. Thinking about it, I realise I use a lot of tissue paper on a daily basis. Toilet paper, kitchen towels (thins and heavy duty), wet wipes...

My three-point guide to tissue etiquette

By Matt from south London, UK Cheapest: too rough even for the toughest of men. Middle rank: comfortable, quality, full-bodied. Luxury: generally pointless, but essential for a girlfriend’s nose. I use toilet paper, kitchen roll and sometimes keep hand tissue packs in my bag to work. I use a lot of kitchen roll mainly because it’s so convenient and...

From the Himalayas to city life – a modern-day nomad’s world of tissue

Gary J. Carroll is an adventurer and professional photographer. Born in Birmingham, England, he travels the world as a street/urban photographer exploring different cultures, infrastructure and day-to-day living. When I live in one place for a period of time and live in an apartment, I use the common-placed products such as toilet paper, kitchen roll...

Tissue ‘the unsung hero of our daily lives’

Dave Ripper is one of many to discover how prominent tissue is only when asked, as here, to recall their encounters with the vital aid to living. He lives in the south of England and is especially pleased to have a wet wipe to beat the ‘hot desking’ hygiene problem. I’ve not given this topic much thought before now. But thinking back over the past...

Wherever I am in the world I’m never without face wipes!

Only now after putting pen to paper – or keystroke to screen – has Australian Aimee Andersen, 33, living in London, realised she is a one-woman research project into tissue use across cultures. Here she passes on some of her insights. “I really started to think about how much tissue product I use when asked to write this article and I realised that my...

Tomas is shocked to discover that he’s a big tissue user after all

Originally from the Czech Republic, Tomáš Tvrz, 28, has lived and worked for several years in the UK and also in Canada. He talks to TWM about his tissue buying preferences. “ When I first thought about this I couldn’t come up with any answers apart from toilet paper and paper towel, but after giving it some thought I realised that there are many other...

When you are dealing with those messy creatures – otherwise known as children – nothing beats a wet wipe

Originally from Australia, Mary-Lou Mcdonald is a serial traveller and has lived all over the world working primarily as a nanny, in which profession her keen interest in the martial art of Muay Thai – she trains a lot in Thailand – can help if needed. She currently lives and works in Sydney. “The tissue products I use are toilet paper, paper towels and...

And baby makes three … plus lots more tissue product

With a first child on the way, soon-to-be-dad Anders Wendel, originally from Denmark but now living and working in London, suspects he’ll soon be learning a lot more that he used to know about triple ply, absorbency levels and wet wipes. “I live with my fiancé in East London and I think our household is fairly normal in our use of tissue products. We...

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