In 2012 Method Products joined the Ecover Group, a global organisation focused on sustainability. Ecover, based in Belgium, and Method Products form the world’s largest green cleaning products company by sales. Aquaver, a cleantech company in water, and The Change Initiative  are other sister companies within the Ecover Group.
Among the company's first products was an hourglass-shaped bottle of dish soap, designed by Karim Rashid. The company was founded in 2001 by Eric Ryan, a designer and marketer, and Adam Lowry, a chemical engineer. In 2006, Inc. magazine named Method the 7th fastest-growing private company in the United States. Method has gained recognition for its commitment to sustainability, including taking innovative steps to measure and reduce its carbon footprint.
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- Aquaver website
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