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.

Laser cut acrylic brooch made by Forever Grow, an Adelaide based company run by designer Emma Jane..

Physical Description

Brooch in the shape of a toilet paper roll made from coloured paint filled acrylic on a thin black backing piece. It measures approx 6cm wide x 5.5cm tall and has a rolling clasp brooch back attached.

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