Where is toilet paper manufactured?
Paper-making started in China more than two thousand years ago, and the first toilet paper was made in the 13th century in Iraq.
In many products, most of what you pay for is the labor to make it. The raw cost of the product itself can actually be very low. It takes great care and precision to create something like toilet paper into a finished product. Historically, most toilet paper has been manufactured mainly in Asia because it requires very careful handling and relatively large manufacturing runs (in order to break even on factory costs). In recent years there’s been an effort by companies like Charmin to move some production back to North America so Americans can feel proud when they buy a pack of soft tissue!