Ellenor McIntosh and Alborx Bozorgi are the co-founders of Twipes, the first wet wipe brand that is 100% dispersible in water within three hours.
The young entrepreneurs recognised that over 14% of the wet wipes market is intended for use in the bathroom, yet even ‘flushable’ and ‘disposable’ products create huge plumbing problems when flushed down the toilet.
By contrast, Twipes is environmentally sustainable, antibacterial, and alcohol- and paraben-free.
The former University of London students recently secured a £20,000 investment from the Citi Foundation after winning 2017’s Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition.
Presenting the award, The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said “As London’s population grows, the pressure on our infrastructure increases with it. Alborz and Ellenor are to be commended for tackling this challenge head on and they should be very proud of what they have achieved.”