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We're just four long time friends who launched DUDE Wipes out of our apartment in Chicago. Our origins aren't like most companies. We started all this to have fun, make shit jokes and kick ass. Since then it has been one crazy ride and we have all of you loyal DUDE family members to thank. It's our mission to have fun, keep building great things and support you all anyway we can.

- THE DUDES

History


2011

It all started in an apartment in Chicago after college. Our diets consisted of about 95% burritos & beer and conversations about your latest dump were very popular. One day we started using baby wipes instead of toilet paper and immediately saw the light. Butt the products on market lacked any flushable wipes geared towards on-the-go deucing situations! We soon realized we needed better wipes and DUDE Products was founded. We decided to make our first product, flushable single travel packets of Dude Wipes. The next 6 months was spent drinking beers and researching how to enter the wipes market.

2012

The first 4 pallets of DUDE Wipes arrived and we began selling them out of a spare bedroom. The journey to save the world one DUDE at a time had officially begun.

2013

As seen celebrating, after just a few months of sales the DUDES received the Visionary Award at the Vision 2013 Consumer Products Conference, an award given to the most innovative consumer product of the year, previous winners include Swiffer[1]

DUDE Wipes were also featured by MTV, Complex Magazine and in the December Issue of Maxim.

2014

By popular demand we of DUDE nation developed a larger pack for the bathroom at home. The DUDE Wipes Crib Edition was born, a larger dispenser pack of flushable wipes for at home use[2]

Later that year on June 14, 2014, DUDE Wipes was a #3 Worldwide Trend on Twitter, after a successful marketing stunt with MMA fighter Tyron Woodley. According to Fox Sports, "Dude Wipes was one of the big winners of an otherwise lackluster card." [3]

2015

On January 22, 2015, DUDE Wipes was featured on Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory on MTV. The episode, entitled “The Clean Hole Alliance”, was a public service announcement about proper bathroom hygiene that featured Dude Wipes and the characters Plip and Plop, played by Rob Dyrdek and Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. In the episode, Rob Dyrdek announced, “I’m fresh and I’m genuinely excited,” after using DUDE Wipes.[4]

Later that year we appeared on Season 7, Episode 4 of the Shark Tank. After some dramatic negotiations Mark Cuban infamously swooped in and made an investment in DUDE Products, he is now a member of the DUDE family. [5]

2016

In order to continue to combat stank we launched The DUDE Shower, a new line of full body wipes. It was quickly described as best way to freshen up without a shower by Men's Health.

Amazon announced its latest expansion for Dash Button, adding the DUDE button to its unique program. DUDES can now get all of our products on Amazon with the touch of a BUTTon. What a time to be alive.

During the 2016 World Series in Chicago there were several sightings of a DUDE Wipes sign during the weekend at Wrigley Field. The internet took notice and Barstool Sports Ranked Dude Wipes as the best sign of the weekend. Some people are saying it helped break the curse. [7]

References

  1. "Dude Wipes take home 2013 Visionary Awards" Non Wovens Industry, January 2013
  2. Dude Products Announces Release of The New “Dude Wipes Crib Edition” – Ushering in a New Paradigm in Dude’s Habits Delaware News Reporter, May 2014
  3. "Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC 174" Fox Sports, January 2015
  4. The Clean Hole Alliance Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory on MTV, January 2015 
  5. Mark Cuban just made a $300,000 investment in wipes for guys' butts Business Insider, October 2015
  6. How to Freshen Up Without Taking a Shower Men's Health, September 2016 
  7. The Full Gamut of Signs Was On Display for the World Series BarstoolSports.com, October 2016