Remember when I touted Method’s fabric softener as being good? Well, I was wrong. Sure, it still works well and smells good. But ever since I posted that entry, the company’s failure to disclose their list of ingredients has been gnawing at me.
Every other company I have emailed has been cooperative in discussing their ingredients with me. A good example is Pangea Organics: when I emailed them about an ingredient I had questions about they sent me a response that very day, and I was fully satisfied by their answer. So when my email to Method about their lack of an ingredient list on their products or their website, I was unpleasantly surprised to receive an answer about how their ingredients are “proprietary information” and they have to protect their “unique formulas”. In other words, Method thinks that their ingredients are none of my business.
Actually, Method, I disagree. What you use in your products is totally my business. The products in my house go in our bathroom, on our clothes, and on our bodies. I clean the floors with them, bathe my dogs with them, and wash my hands with them. It is my opinion that this gives me the right to know what is in these things. And if you won’t tell me, I won’t use your products.