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Twipes are bringing clean change to a dirty industry.

We are dedicated to combating the environmental issue of wet wipes pollution by offering a sustainable alternative. We address the widespread problem of wet wipes that claim to be flushable, but instead, harm ecosystems, clog sewage systems and contribute to plastic waste. To learn more, read our story below.

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Wet Wipes

pollute our waterways and beaches each year

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Operations increase

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Of All Blockages

are due to wet wipes being improperly flushed

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Cost to Homeowners

on average across the U.S. for toilet maintenance

Our Mission

Twipes innovates for a sustainable future, creating reliable, eco-friendly and accessible personal care products.

Our Story

In a cozy restaurant in London, U.K., three friends sharing laughs found themselves discussing an unexpected topic – toilet troubles. It was only February, and one of the friends confessed to not one, not two, but three toilet blockages already in the year. The culprit? Supposedly “flushable” wet wipes that didn’t break down.

This conversation inspired two of these friends to seek a better more environmentally friendly alternative.

Introducing Twipes: a truly toilet-friendly wet wipe that eliminates the frustrating experience of clogged toilets and misleadingly labeled wet wipes.

Our co-founder and COO, Ellenor McIntosh, equipped with a background in chemical and materials science, dedicated nearly five years to research and development, culminating in the creation of Twipes in December of 2019, in collaboration with co-founder Alborz Bozorgi running business operations as CEO.

September 2015
Where it began
Twipes was Founded

Ellenor McIntosh and Alborz Bozorgi teamed up to begin research and design to develop and incorporate Twipes.

Notable Achievement
Mayor's Fund for London Entrepreneurs of the Year
A photo of Elle and Al with the Mayor of London and their Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in 2017

Twipes co-founders won the Mayor's Fund for London's Mayor's Entrepreneur competition. 

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December 2019
Product Launch
Twipes Launched in the United Kingdom
A photo of a pack of Twipes in front of London's Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)

Twipes launched manufacturing and distribution in the United Kingdom.

Notable Achievement
Co-Founder Honored with Princess Diana Award
A photo of Twipes inventor Ellenor McIntosh being awarded with the Princess Diana Award

Elle received the 2019 Diana Award for her development of Twipes, honoring her as one of the most inspirational young individuals in the U.K. and worldwide, contributing to lasting global change.

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Notable Achievement
Co-Founder Honored with Forbes 30 under 30

Elle was named among  top young entrepreneurs for creating the products, methods and materials of tomorrow on "Forbes" 30 Under 30 list in 2020 in the manufacturing and industry category.

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Notable Achievement
Twipes wins 43North Startup Competition
A photo of the Twipes team after winning the 43North competition in 2022

Twipes became a 43North startup competition winner, securing a $1 million investment from the accelerator program for seed startups. After winning the competition, the company expanded stateside to set up its second headquarters in Buffalo, New York.

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April 2023
Operations expansion
Twipes launched in the United States
A photo of Twipes cofounders Al and Elle in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York City

Twipes launched thier subscription service and wholesale partnerships in the United States, bringing the team stateside.

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September 2023
Notable Achievement
Twipes selected for Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab
Elle and Al in front of the Nasdaq sign in Times Square

Twipes was selected to participate in the Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab - an intensive five-month accelerator program designed to help further develop and scale startups, culminating in a showcase presentation and Demo Day to the investor community.

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January 2024
Notable Achievement
Twipes Selected for Innovate UK Global Incubator
A photo of Twipes co-founders Al and Elle presenting their work on truly flushable and biodegradable wet wipes to Innovate UK

Twipes was selected to participate in the Innovate UK Global Incubator Programme, a six-moth endeavor which extends mentorship and U.S. market exploration opportunities to eight U.K.-based businesses. 

Charitable partnerships

We believe in the power of partnerships to make a difference. That's why we're proud to partner with a variety of charitable organizations
  • working to make the world a better place.
    We Do Ethical
    We Do Ethical is a charity that works to improve sustainability for people, animals, and the planet. For every 5 packs of Twipes sold, We Do Ethical plants one tree.
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    Big Blue Ocean Cleanup
    Big Blue Ocean Cleanup
    Big Blue Ocean Cleanup works to clean and maintain the world's oceans. They achieve this through a variety of methods, including beach cleanups, educational resources, and scientific research.
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    The Teacher's Desk
    The Teacher's Desk
    The Teacher’s Desk is the store where teachers shop free for school supplies, books and teacher resources for students in 250 Western New York schools in need.
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    Rowing Oceans For Women
    Rowing Oceans 4 Women is taking on the World's Toughest Row: a rowing race across the Pacific Ocean. These women will be rowing on behalf of Hawaii Domestic Violence Action Center and the Women's Sports Foundation.
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