Method Products (branded as method) is a San Francisco-based corporation which produces nontoxic, biodegradable natural cleaning supplies with a focus on minimalist product design. 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. In September 2012, Ecover, the Belgian manufacturer of green cleaning products bought Method. Both brands are all gross sales of approximately $ 200 million.
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