Venture Wipes are the adventure ready, single-use wipe that fits easy into your backpack, gym bag, purse, or even a pants pocket. Made of Bamboo, Water, Aloe, Vitamin E, and Tea Tree Oil, these wipes are good for your body and good for the environment. It’s the perfect product for any RVer or outdoors enthusiast.
In 2017, Thomas Fromm joined forces with another RV family as they turned to life on the road. "There are two families that own the business, and both families are full-time RV'ers," he says. "The ultimate reason for Venture Wipes was to sustain a living and being able to enjoy life and travel at the same time, so that was probably reason number one reason. The second reason is that we saw a need in the market."
They found that there was in fact a need for something that wasn't a baby wipe, but was still rugged enough to wipe down an entire person and have some leftover to wipe down gear or pets. Infusing the product with the scents and moisture turned out to be the easy part, says Tom. The hard part was getting the right durability and size, which at 12” x 12” means these cleansing wipes are large enough to clean your entire body. The pearl weave pattern works to double the effort of these shower wipes, leaving a user fresh and clean.
"Trying to find an actual towel that made sense was tough. Number one we wanted to be biodegradable, and we also wanted to be strong enough that it wasn't going to tear while you're trying to wipe yourself down," Tom says. " We pride ourselves that Venture Wipes are strong enough that you can wipe yourself down and then after you're done wiping yourself down there's still enough leftover to wipe down your gear, your bike, or even your pets."
Then came the challenge of getting the towel down into the individual package. "There are very few machines in the world that can fold the towel down to the size of a credit card like ours," says Tom. "Everybody could get it folded down to a size of $1 bill, but nobody could get that last fold to less than a credit card. That was a serious challenge right there."
Venture Wipes currently come in two different offerings, the original Venture Wipe and the Bug Defense wipe.
The original Venture Wipe is a full-body wipe that is large enough to clean your entire body. Made with biodegradable fiber, these wipes are strong enough for any job, while still being soft to the touch. These wipes are infused with natural ingredients to help keep you fresh and clean for the rest of the day. Individually wrapped in single-use pouches for easy carry, they are ideal for packing a portable shower wherever your adventures take you.
The Bug Defense wipe is made from 100% biodegradable material that's strong enough to wipe down any exposed skin that would prove tempting to those pesky mosquitos. The team at Venture Wipes kicked DEET & Picaridin to the curb in order to utilize the natural bug repellant properties of Citronella, Peppermint, and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, and this product is sure to be your first line of defense against all kinds of bugs.
They are using their custom logo stickers in a few ways. "We're doing trade shows, so we're using them as giveaways," says Thomas. "We also put them in orders that we send out. We love seeing them all over people's RV's and water bottles."
What's next for Venture Wipes? Tom says they are looking to move as much production as possible to the USA, they are targeting new retailer opportunities, and they are launching a sunscreen product later this year.
Their life on the road with Venture Wipes has proved to be the adventure of a lifetime, and they see only a bright future as they grow their brand.