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Who Gives A Crap

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TheFrugalPiggy Fri 02-Oct-20 15:11:41

Does anyone here use Who Gives A Crap for their toilet roll needs. This isn't linked to me panic buying or hoarding loo roll. I'm just trying to support smaller businesses and the environment. We currently use Andrex Quilted so I'm looking for similar.

Lucca Fri 02-Oct-20 15:19:25

My DS and family have used it for ages

Lucca Fri 02-Oct-20 15:19:57

What did you want to know sorry

annsixty Fri 02-Oct-20 15:23:47

I had never heard of it until the ads started popping up at the side of Gransnet.
I don’t think I would care to have it displayed.
The nearest I ever came to “anarchy * was to put a toiler roll with Margaret Thatcher’s face on every sheet, whenever a couple we knew ,who would vote for a pig if it wore a blue rosette , came to visit.
The first time the wife saw it she came back into the room almost purple in the face and told her H not to “go” under any circumstances.

Jaxjacky Fri 02-Oct-20 15:25:20

It was mentioned in another post, this is manufactured in China.

TheFrugalPiggy Fri 02-Oct-20 15:42:36

I just don't want to order 24 rolls and find out it's not very good. I don't think they offer a free sample first like Smol.

Missfoodlove Fri 02-Oct-20 16:34:51

Hi there, the premium roll is excellent quality. 1 roll lasted longer than 2 Andrex.
Sadly as another poster pointed out as it’s made in China, I feel I cannot order more.
I do not see how shipping all the way from China could ever be sustainable.

Nannylovesshopping Fri 02-Oct-20 16:42:22

This is surely a wind up, as to whether your roll is to the wall or away

TheFrugalPiggy Fri 02-Oct-20 16:48:02

Thanks Missfoodlove. Yes, I wonder if I'm doing more harm than good, buying loo roll from China! Having said this, I don't know where Andrex is shipped from?

Bellanonna Fri 02-Oct-20 16:48:53

ann that was funny 😀

MawB2 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:49:43

My daughters and all their London friends, plus friends’ mothers. A brilliant idea!

Trisha57 Fri 02-Oct-20 17:03:28

ann I had that loo roll as well! And one with George W Bush grin.

Ashcombe Fri 02-Oct-20 17:10:40


DH and I giggled about MT and your friend’s reaction! Priceless!

CocoPops Fri 02-Oct-20 17:13:58

I would not buy because they are made in China. Andrex is made in the UK.

Barmeyoldbat Fri 02-Oct-20 17:30:27

I buy it, its lovely, soft and made from bamboo even the wrapping is paper. I have a subscription and a box arrives every 3 months. No worries about shortage and the cat loves the empty box.

BlueSky Fri 02-Oct-20 17:30:29

My only experience of Chinese toilet rolls was early in the pandemic when not being able to purchase them we resorted to an online supplier. The rolls seemed a bargain until we realised that yes there were 20 of them but really tiny rolls! Still at the time we were glad to have anything!

PinkCakes Fri 02-Oct-20 17:41:47

I wouldn't want to but stuff from China

PinkCakes Fri 02-Oct-20 17:42:04


grandMattie Fri 02-Oct-20 17:48:30

My DD does. I have found that the quality isn't as thick as even the cheapest of Sainsbury's stuff. Depends what you want, really.

PamelaJ1 Fri 02-Oct-20 18:10:50

We used to get them before I realised they were made in China.
I’m trying so hard not to buy from there.

NotSpaghetti Fri 02-Oct-20 18:17:24

My daughter used to buy this and gave us one roll to "try at home".
We are used to Andrex and I'm afraid it wasn't so soft, irrespective of what it's made of. Not even as soft as the not-so-nice Andrex version.

SueDonim Fri 02-Oct-20 19:08:25

I considered this a couple of years ago when WGAC was all the rage among friends but I discounted it because of the China connection and also the transport miles involved.

I live in an area where trees are grown as a crop for paper and where there are paper processing plants so to buy from China was a bit coals to Newcastle!

PamelaJ1 Fri 02-Oct-20 19:16:53

An ad. has just come up at the top of the page. I hope the owners of the company are aware of our comments re. China.

midgey Fri 02-Oct-20 19:19:13

Daughter has this. I think the quality is very poor!

Chewbacca Fri 02-Oct-20 19:26:34

Shipping it in from China, when we have a perfectly good equivalent in this country, isn't very good for the carbon footprint is it?