This is crazy — but I am about to gush about a company that makes natural cleaning products.
The thing is, I can’t talk about Method without turning into a raving fan — cause they are that freaking awesome. I KNOW! You are saying, “Janice, this is a company that makes cleaning products. Get a life.”
BUT, Method IS that exciting, because as a company, they score pretty much perfect at every point.
And Method has done the impossible — they have transformed the boring, miserable task of cleaning into something fun, hip, and HAPPY!
We have to start with the end. No matter how much I love a company, if their products aren’t as awesome as the company is, well, I don’t have much of a story to tell you.
Method is about designing the smartest, greenest and best-looking cleaning products on the market. And, they have done just that!
For a girl like me, who has been using environmentally friendly cleaning products for the last decade, to find safe products that also look fabulous, smell delicious and actually work — well that makes me darn happy.
How they have actually achieved at all of those points, is really incredible. I don’t have to compromise — Method gives me it all.
As an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur committed to supporting other entrepreneurs, Method hits me in the heart here too.
The story is perfect — two roommates, Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, in the dirtiest apartment in San Francisco, became the “proud brainparents of method and the very first people against dirty®.”
Eric had a design background and wanted to design cleaning products that people wanted to show off, not hide under their sinks. Adam, who had spent four years as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, developing software products for the study of global climate change, actually knew how to make cleaning products without any dirty ingredients.
Together, working from that apartment, they took their idea and turned it into one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, while creating products the consumer-packaged-goods industry had never seen before.
Ya — let’s hear it for the little guys! (Although if you meet Adam, you will realize that he is far from little, towering over most of the world at 6 foot 6 inches.)
I fell in love with Method when we first worked with them last year, as they created this super fun crowd-sourced music video.
This was a company that set out to do powerful things by paying attention to doing the small things and the big things right. I found myself cheering at my computer screen as I read — grateful that this remarkable company also had great products that I wanted to buy.
If you have any questions about Method or the Method cleaning products, you can check out their comprehensive FAQs page on the Method website.
They had me. Method had impressed me with their beliefs and standards, and I loved their innovative, beautiful products. I was sold alright. A Method evangelist.
So, when Method approached us to work with them as ambassadors with their “Method Mavens” program, I hit reply before I had even finished reading the email. Working with Method, (and Mekanism the incredible team behind their social media campaigns,) is as good as it gets.
And I have some great news — after visiting the Method Headquarters, getting fully immersed in the Method products and family, I can tell you they are just as darn perfect as I thought they were. Oh, yes baby — after spending two days with Method, I love them even more. No hidden dirty laundry there. (Ouch — totally unintentional pun.)
Method embodies their humanifesto right down to the entire staff lining the streets, cheering with balloons as our bus pulled up to their building. Method is different — fun, quirky, happy, and clean. They thrive on it all.
The Cool, Fun, Hip, and Happy
You know what makes perfect more perfect? When a fabulous company like Method hires a fabulous creative agency like Mekanism.
I have to say, I love Mekanism. They create awesome, unique campaigns. They are quirky and crazy and fun — a perfect match for Method.
Mekanism produced this extraordinary — and incredibly touching — video for Method’s Clean Happy Anthem, that had a few bloggers in tears as we watched. (I confess, I had tears in my eyes too. I can’t even put my finger on why — it just packed such an emotional punch.)
The Contest — Want to Visit Method HQ in San Francisco too?
Yes, this month Method will host a sweepstakes on Facebook for fans to win a trip for two to Method HQ in San Francisco and a year’s supply of product.
You can have a chance to win just by watching the Clean Happy anthem on Method’s Facebook page and sharing it with friends.
As someone who just got to experience the HAPPY at the Method Headquarters in stunning San Francisco, I wish you all could win. So make sure you jump over to find out more information on how to enter at www.facebook.com/method.
(Canadians, as well as Americans, are also welcome to enter. Except Quebec. Sorry Quebec. But hey — at least you have poutine??? Right? For all the details on this sweepstakes, visit Method on Facebook.)
Facebook Sweepstakes Info:
A trip for two to San Francisco, including a visit to the Method HQ, lunch with the Method co-founders, a year’s supply of Method products and other surprises.
Only persons residing in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, United States, and Yukon who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Sweepstakes starts on March 12, 2012 @ 06:00 am (PDT) and ends April 03, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)
Please Note: We are working with Method in their Method Mavens ambassadorship program. But as you can tell from the gushing, I love them whether money is involved or not. Yes, this is pure love baby. 100% real.
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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.