This decorative brooch was collected during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Melbourne in 2020. It references the toilet paper panic buying that was happening around the world.

From Australia to Asia, Europe to the USA, consumers stockpiled toilet paper in response to the fear and uncertainty about the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic would bring. The panic buying blitz led to widespread stock shortages, leaving many consumers without this household staple for several months in early 2020 and manufacturers working around the clock to keep up with demand.

The brooch was made by Sconnie & Jam, a Brisbane based company owned and operated by Jon (Sconnie) & Jules (Jam) Sutton.

Physical Description

Round plastic brooch with white roll of toilet paper in the centre of a blue circle with white writing 'I SURVIVED THE GREAT TOILET PAPER CRISIS OF 2020'. Pinned to blue and white piece of card and accompanied by a small rectangular typed note on white paper.

More Information