Serious Tissues launches special edition loo-side literature
The campaign was created by VMLY&R to coincide with International Day of Forests
22 March 2023
Serious Tissues, the UK’s first carbon neutral toilet roll, today announced the launch of a special edition bathroom book, designed to bring to life the brand’s commitment in caring for the planet.
Kamasutree, developed by brand and customer experience agency VMLY&R, was created using fully recycled materials, using playful illustrations and comedic copy to celebrate tree lovers everywhere.
Each day, 1 million trees are cut down around the world for toilet paper1, all at a time when we need trees more than ever to help address climate change. Most toilet paper used in the UK is made from trees, but with Serious Tissues, no trees are harmed. Soft toilet roll, made in the UK from 100 per cent recycled paper, carbon neutral and plastic free – they plant a tree for every roll they sell online.
“We don't believe any trees should be cut down for toilet roll. In fact, we do the opposite and plant trees with every sale. We’ve planted 1.7million so far with a current rate of over 25k trees a week – the equivalent of six Hyde Parks planted every single week. We want this seriously silly book to encourage others to love trees as much as we do, and have a little fun along the way,” said Chris Baker, Founder at Serious Tissues.
Kamasutree launches with a special edition recycled print run of 69 copies, made available for select influencers and for Serious Tissues customers to win through their Instagram page. The book will also be available to view digitally on Serious Tissues’ website as an e-book.
The launch of the Kamasutree coincides with the UN’s International Day of Forests, where local, national, and international communities are encouraged to partake in activities involving forests and trees, including tree planting.
Working with London-based illustrator Serge Seidlitz, the loo-side literature features 24 different ways to love trees. With these illustrations also popping up in wild locations over recent days, this tongue-in-cheek play on the well-known book of love offers up the best positions and advice for engaging in tree loving.
“We've loved working with Serious Tissues to bring this book out into the world. Kamasutree has injected a lot of fun into promoting a more sustainable way of living, even behind closed (bathroom) doors. And Serge's illustrations have worked perfectly in bringing it to life." said Harriet Wiltshire, Creative at VMLY&R.
Client: Serious Tissues
Artist: Serge Seidlitz
Book photographer: Rob Lawson