Two days later, I was at the grocery store grabbing a couple quick things for lunch and what did I see on the sale shelf? Seventh Generation laundry detergent. I figured it was meant to be, so I grabbed a bottle. Although I love my homemade detergent, my clothes haven't been coming as clean as I'd like, so I thought I'd give SG a go. Unlike other store-bought detergents, it doesn't smell toxic! How refreshing!
Anyway, check out the Seventh Generation website. I think you will be pleasantly surprised :) They are based in Burlington Vermont - so yes, the products do have to travel here, but so do the baking soda & washing soda that I make my homemade detergent from. In terms of packaging - it is a lightweight, recycled fibre, compostable shell. My only concern is the "Innovative Inner Pouch" - I'm not sure what it's made of.
In general, it seems like a great company. Let me know your thoughts.
Oh, one last thing! I really enjoy the fact that they offer the ingredients and material safety data sheets right on their site. Nothing to hide! Check it : http://www.seventhgeneration.com/