About this project
That fluffy toilet paper may be the root of your UTI’s, yeast infections or generalized irritation “down there”. With every wipe, small pieces of TP are discarded into your glorious flaps, often leading to irritation and possible infections.
Introducing Bim Bam Boo toilet paper, the only tissue formula developed for better health. Not only is it velvety-soft, but it’s hypoallergenic and antimicrobial by nature. This means you can (literally) wipe away your worries about irritation and eliminate harmful linty leave-behi litter.
The vagina is the most absorbent part of the body. Yet many people don't know that genital irritation and allergic reactions can be triggered by trace amounts of dioxins, chemicals and glues (1). In fact when it comes to the vagina, it’s been shown a number of chemicals that are otherwise “deemed safe” can elicit reactions in sensitive individuals! (2)
Now, apart from conventional toilet paper’s nasty ingredients — your vagina is also battling toxic “clitty litter”. Scientists classify these linty-leave-behinds as “foreign objects”, these are bits of paper residue that are left-behind with every wipe.
To investigate further, we teamed up with a premiere research university’s imaging lab, they assisted in conducting a series of macroscopic skin tests to see how leading toilet papers performed.
To put it simply, we were flabbergasted by the muffin crumb trail conventional TP leaves behind in our muffs. So we did something about it!
Bim Bam Boo is made of 100% FSC certified bamboo. We’re not here to hide anything (including our ingredients), which is why it’s important you know we manufacture our TP in China. Although we’d love to manufacture in the USA, we discovered the species of bamboo used in our TP is incredibly abundant to this specific region of China. And it turns out making tissue out of bamboo is not the easiest thing in the world -- luckily, our manufacturer is extremely experienced, reliable and all round awesome. Plus, they have some stellar sustainability certifications from FSC, assuring the forest, nearby communities, animal habitats and workers are protected.
Though we set out to create toilet paper that is healthier for humans with vaginas, it’s especially great for EVERYONE (no matter what your physical genitalia). Our formula eliminates linty “butt boogers” and irritation caused by itchy glues and chemicals. Think of it this way — if it’s good for your sensitive parts, it’s good for his too!
We’re a “daughter-father” company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally, Bim Bam Boo was a quest to address sustainability issues in the paper industry and combat deforestation, and fast evolved into so much more.
Some of you (U.S. based folks) may have been lucky enough to spot us at your local grocery store...we have been selling some products at retail for a few years now. This isn’t our first rodeo, but it is launching this product!
As a small, family-owned startup, we need your help to bring the first toilet paper engineered for women’s health to the market. Our $10,000 goal is the minimum it will take for us to go into production, and help us take the first step in combating clitty litter (and deforestation).
What could be better than TP engineered for women's health? How about carrying around a little panda babe in your pocket!
Our rewards go far beyond our adorable t-shirts. Make a pledge to receive one of our delightfully pun-tastic Kickstarter offerings!
Canadian Family Physician (medical journal) (1)
The Journal of Reproductive Medicine (2)
Allergic contact dermatitis in patients with anogenital complaints”
Women’s Health Magazine
Eco Etiquette: Is My Toilet Paper Toxic?
Risks and challenges
We’re a “daughter-father” company with over 40+ years of combined experience in the consumer products world. So this isn’t our first rodeo. That being said, it's our goal to provide clear communication with our backers, and execute fulfillment and delivery as smoothly as possible. There’s a chance extreme weather conditions would slow down product transportation, which could lead to more time necessary for delivery — but we promise all backers will be notified ASAP if this is the case.
We are confident you will receive your toilet paper (and love it) by August. However, this could be delayed by unforeseeable circumstances (ie. Godzilla attack, alien invasion or issues at customs) then it’s possible you might receive your order a little later.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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