Seventh Generation, a Burlington, Vermont-based eco-concious company was founded in 1988 on the idea that:
“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
-From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
Two decades later, as the rest of the world is now understanding the importance of sustainability, conservation and preservation of natural resources, Seventh Generation became one of the fastest growing companies in Vermont.
The concept that “Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment and making the world a safer place for this and the next seven generations” is echoed in their products.
They now offer a complete line of non-toxic household products including:
- non-chlorine bleached
- 100% recycled paper towels, bathroom and facial tissues, and napkins
- non-toxic, phosphate-free cleaning, dish and laundry products
- plastic trash bags made from recycled plastic
- chlorine-free baby diapers, training pants, and baby wipes
- chlorine-free feminine care products, including organic cotton tampons
Seventh Generation does more than creating these amazing and guilt-free products – they aim to educate their customers about making informed choices about how their daily lives can positively effect the world we all live in. Their Website has a “Learn” section, which included a blog, forums, and even an “Ask Scienceman” section where people can get answers to questions like, “I love to paint my nails. Recently I bought a brand which claimed to be non-toxic. It had the same overwhelming chemical smell the others have. Is there non-toxic nail polish and remover?” (click HERE for the answer).
Overall, we LOVE Seventh Generation’s products and their principles and are excited to see what products they put their stamp on next. We use their products every day and many of the owners of the beach vacation rental properties on Beachhouse.com use them and stock their rental properties with them! And can vouch for how great the products are – we especially love the laundry detergent – it smells sooo good! We’d love to hear what your favorite Seventh Generation product is!
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