Category Archives: Tissues and wet wipes

Toilet Rolls (Toilet Tissue), Tissues, Wet Wipes, anti-bacterial hand gel, household clothes and Kitchen Towels produced in the UK

I noticed that on the pack of 4 Andrex toilet rolls I bought the other day (in October 2013) it says “Made in the UK and European Union”. It doesn’t say which!  In the past Andrex was always just made in the UK I think*. So, I suggest you buy a brand that is definitely made in the UK. Most still are, but you should check. The Waitrose own brand Essential range of toilet tissue for example is produced in the UK, as are the Tesco Spring Force and Tesco Luxury Soft ranges of toilet tissue in Tesco. Update 28/12/15 – the Tesco Spring Force toilet tissues are now marked “made in EU” – check what you are buying is British made each and every shop, because the supermarkets make changes.

Buy British made toilet tissue. Check the packaging carefully and make sure the tissue you are thinking of buying is made in the UK.

* Andrex (part of Kimberly-Clark) inform me that “all ANDREX toilet tissue are manufactured in the UK, except the Andrex Eco which is manufactured in Switzerland”. Good news then it seems for people who like Andrex toilet roll. The labelling is nevertheless very unclear. The same unclear labelling is used for Andrex wet toilet tissues.

Whereas some Kimberly-Clark products, such as the commercial toilet tissues below, are clearly labeled. The commercial toilet tissue below is also made in the UK.

Kimberly-Clark Scott Brnad Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the Uinited Kingdom. Front View.

Kimberly-Clark Scott brand Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the Uinited Kingdom. Front View. Photograph by author.

Kimberly-Clark Scott Brnad Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the United Kingdom. Rear View.

Kimberly-Clark Scott brand Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the United Kingdom. Rear View. Photograph by author.

Also, are your KITCHEN TOWELS made in the UK? The Waitrose Ultra Kitchen Towels I purchased today are but a lot of the kitchen towels on supermarket shelves is not. Please check before buying. Some other Waitrose tissue products are made in the UK, such as the Waitrose Essential Toilet Tissue mentioned above and those items pictured below, but do check carefully before buying – http://www.waitrose.com

Waitrose ultra kitchen towels, white - pack of 2. Made in the UK.

Waitrose ultra kitchen towels, white – pack of 2. Made in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK.

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view.

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Front of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Front of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view. Photograph by author.

John Dale Limited is a privately owned manufacturer of a range of high quality branded and private label baby wipes, wet wipes and facial tissues products in the UK – Anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) wipes, baby wipes, wet wipes, facial cleansing wipes, skincare wipes, self tanning wipes and facial tissues. Their modern UK production facility is in North Wales. I am not sure if all their products are made in the UK, but the website does strongly suggest this is the case. Marketed under names such as John Dale, JD Protects, Cherish, Skin Deep, Baby Dream, Mucky Faces, Duet, Soft, Fleur, Viscount and Countess. Available in good supermarkets and chemists, on their website and elsewhere online (for example on eBay) – http://www.johndale.co.uk

John Dale Anti Viral Hand and Body Sanitising Wipes. Kills 99.99% of Bacteria, alcohol free, dermatologically tested, contains added moisturiser. Manufactured in the UK. When no soap and water is available, sanitises hands.

JD Protects Anti Viral Hand and Body Sanitising Wipes by John Dale. Kills 99.99% of Bacteria, alcohol free, dermatologically tested, contains added moisturiser. Manufactured in the UK. When no soap and water is available, sanitises hands and cleans generally.

Deb, founded in 1941produce occupational skin care and hand hygiene products, including their Swarfega brand (hand cleanser and other products) and anti-bacterial hand disinfectants. The company have skin care manufacturing plants in Denby, Derbyshire, UK and in Germany, Canada (2 factories), the USA (2 factories), Australia and Russia. Also they have injection moulding dispenser manufacturing plants in Little Eaton, Derbyshire, UK and one in Canada. So, some Deb products are still manufactured in the UK, whilst more are foreign made. Deb products made in the UK are clearly labelled as such. Look for the Uk made products – http://www.debgroup.com/uk

Deb Stoko Instant Foam Alcohol-based foam hand disinfectant. Made in UK.

Deb Stoko Instant Foam Alcohol-based foam hand disinfectant. Made in UK. Label detail.

Kimo Enterprises Ltd of Ascot, Berkshire make their Big D Travel Wipes in the UK. Strangely they don’t seem to have a website.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK. Rear of packet label view.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK. Rear of packet label view.

Cuticura anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) hand wipes are made in the UK, as are some (possibly all?) of their other products such as bar soap and the Cuticura Hand Hygiene range. Cuticura is owned by Keyline Brands Limited, which is itself owned by the Indian Godrej Group.

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Cuticura anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) hand wipes. Kills 99.99% of bacteria. Made in the UK. When no soap and water is available, sanitises hands and cleans generally.

Boots antibacterial cleansing handy wipes are made in UK, as are their small pocket tissues.

Boots Cleansing Handy Wipes. Made in UK.

Boots antibacterial cleansing handy wipes. Made in UK. Photo by author.

Boots Soft White pocket tissues, 4 ply tissues. Made in UK.

Boots Soft White pocket tissues, 4 ply tissues. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

You should also buy anti-bacterial hand gel (and soap) that is made in the UK.  For example, and I am sure there are more, Cuticura anti-bacterial hand gel, Enliven hand sanitiser, Bio-D hand sanitiser and Tesco anti-bacterial hand gel.

Enliven Hand Sanitizer Original 500ml. Made in England.

Enliven Hand Sanitizer Original 500ml. Made in England.

Evans Vanodine International was established in 1919 and the company has a factory at Walton Summit, just outside Preston. They manufacture cleaning & hygiene chemicals and have a wide product range. Whether all their products are made in the UK I don’t know, but I have seen their Hands hand sanitiser and it said on the label that it was made in the UK. Check before buying. Products are available through distributors and on sites like ebay and Amazon – http://www.evansvanodine.co.uk

Rose Tissues produce toilet tissue and kitchen towel products in the North West of England. Branded, unbranded & private label. Supplier to wholesale businesses. Possibly all their products are UK made, but do check – http://www.rosetissues.co.uk

Splash Kitchen Towels. Produced in the UK by Rose Tissues.

Splash Kitchen Towels. Produced in the UK by Rose Tissues.

Freedom Paper Converters Ltd are manufacturers and distributor of soft tissue and disposable paper products (kitchen towels and toilet tissue), both own branded and private label. (All?) products are produced in the UK – http://freedompaper.co.uk

Freedom Luxury Kitchen Towel. Produced in the UK.

Freedom Luxury Kitchen Towel. Produced in the UK.  Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Rear view with country of origin detail. Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Rear view with country of origin detail. Photograph by author.

Huggies Soft Skin wipes (baby wipes) by Kimberly Clark are made in the UK.  They packets I have seen say “Made in the UK” on the rear – http://www.huggies.co.uk/wipes

Huggies Soft Skin wipes. Made in the UK.

Huggies Soft Skin wipes. Made in the UK.

Some Tesco tissue products are made in the UK, such as the Tesco Spring Force toilet tissue mentioned above (Update 28/12/15 – the Tesco Spring Force toilet tissues are now marked “made in EU” – check what you are buying is British made each and every shop, because the supermarkets make changes) and those in the pictures below, but do check carefully before buying. Tesco products are clearly marked with country of origin and often country of origin information is given for products on their website too – http://www.tesco.com

Tesco Everyday Value tissues. Made in the UK.

Tesco Everyday Value tissues. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Teco Luxury Soft Spring Frrsh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Front view.

Tesco Luxury Soft Spring Fresh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Teco Luxury Soft Spring Frrsh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Rear view.

Tesco Luxury Soft Spring Fresh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Rear view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Kitchen Towel. Made in the UK.

Tesco Kitchen Towel. Made in the UK. Photographed by author in Tesco Flitwick 15 January 2016.

Ora Kitchen Towel, Mighty Giant Kitchen Towel, Tesco Ultra Absorbant Kitchen Towel - all made in the UK. On display in Tesco Flitwick 15 January 2016.

Ora Kitchen Towel, Mighty Giant Kitchen Towel, Tesco Ultra Absorbant Kitchen Towel – all made in the UK. On display in Tesco Flitwick 15 January 2016. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Front of packaging view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Front of packaging view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Kids flushable toilet tissue wipes. Made in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Kids flushable toilet tissue wipes. Made in the UK. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

Co-op own brand Soft White Bathroom Tissue is made in the UK – http://www.co-operative.coop

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

Ora kitchen towels are made in the UK. On their website it says in response to the FAQ “Where are Ora kitchen towels made?”, “Ora is proudly made in Britain, right from the early design stage all the way through to manufacture!” – http://www.ora-home.com

Ora kitchen towels, with their inovative cone design, round shape and compactness, are made in Britain. They even double up as coffee filter papers and snack holders and can be grabbed with one hand with no need to tear off.

Ora kitchen towels, with their inovative cone design, round shape and compactness, are made in Britain. They even double up as coffee filter papers and snack holders and can be grabbed with one hand with no need to tear off. Photograph by author.

Accrol Papers Ltd, established in 1993, make branded and private label tissue paper products – toilet tissue, kitchen towels, facial tissues. They have a factory in Lancashire. I am not sure if all their products are made in the UK, so do check. Their Mighty Giant multi purpose wipers pictured above are made in the UK – http://www.accrol.co.uk