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.
Recently, Method has opened a green factory in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. The company estimates that by the end of 2015 this factory will account for 70% of its production. 
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