I am not a facial tissue consumer. We almost never, ever buy them. At home we opt for reusable cloth hankerchiefs. They are soft, easy to clean, and easy to always keep on hand when we need them. This is a practice I learned from my dad. He wore suits nearly every day and you would not find wadded up pieces of paper tissue in his pockets. He carried around a nice “hankie” at all times.
Of course I did say we almost never buy facial tissues. There is one time each year when we do buy them and that time is actually right around the corner….back to school season. My kids are about to begin summer break this week but within a 3-4 weeks I will likely start thinking about all the stuff they will need to return to school with and one of those items is facial tissues (the paper kind). They are always on the school supplies lists and since I take so many liberties with the other items (ie no plastic baggies and beeswax crayons instead of Crayola) I am happy to get exactly what they want in this regard. I can make a more conscious and savvy decision on what to buy though and a good option in my mind is White Cloud.
Why are they just a bit better than their competitors? Well, White Cloud Facial Tissue is made from renewable sources and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. You are also supporting a worthy cause. Last January they teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and asked children who were receiving treatment there to design some tissue boxes. The top ten were then posted to the White Cloud Facebook Page where fans voted for their favorites. The three designs that got the most votes are available now in Walmart stores (since May 25) for a limited time and the company will donate $15,000 to each of the winning artist’s hospitals. I like the idea of buying a product made with more environmental awareness obviously but I also like supporting a company who is doing philanthropic work.
If you want to look for them in your own back to school shopping check the White Cloud Store Locator. And make sure to check out July’s All You magainze for a .75 cents off coupon. Every litle bit helps!