The Year of The Bidet

by | Mar 30, 2020

The Year of The Bidet

One day life will get back to normal… but your bathroom might look a little different.

The financial panic of 1907 led to creating the federal deposit insurance corporation. From the crash of twenty-nine came the Hoover Dam, and according to Fortune Magazine the coronavirus could leave us with the bidet.

The owner of a Brooklyn company called Tushy says the coronavirus and the hoarding of toilet paper could finally get Americans to embrace the bidet. A fixture in Europe, the bidet is a way for people to wash themselves after using the bathroom.

And now, Tushy sales are up over the past few weeks which is already double from a year ago. The product is slightly different from your standard bidet and features an attachment that connects a standard two-piece toilet with a nearby sink. No extra plumbing or electricity required.

Other bidet companies are taking advantage of the toilet paper shortage by running ads for their products. According to Fortune Magazine, bidets account for one hundred and six million dollars of business a year. A number expected to rise fifteen percent through next year.

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