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No Secrets!

Michael Mayer

This article originally posted November 5, 2013 on our tumblr blog http://meliorak.tumblr.com/   In September 2013 one of our favorite organizations, Women’s Voices for the Earth, launched a really important campaign. We are proud to be a part of the No Secrets campaign and talk about what it is and how we’re involved.  What is the campaign? The No Secrets campaign (http://www.womensvoices.org/issues/secret-scents/no-secrets-companies/) is a collection of companies that have pledged to fully disclose all ingredients in their products, including fragrance. No Secrets companies are committed to full transparency to allow consumers to understand exactly what ingredients are used in their homes. You...

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You Can’t Do That In Business

Michael Mayer

This article originally posted November 6, 2013 on our tumblr blog http://meliorak.tumblr.com/   Ever watch the show Shark Tank so much you can predict the questions the Sharks will ask? We have, and we know we’d give Kevin O’Leary a heart attack. In fact, we had a very similar experience in a friendlier setting at the 2013 Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition. Our founder, Kate, entered Meliora K in the competition hoping to get some professional feedback on using business as a tool to improve human health and the environment, and she found herself presenting the business plan to a panel of 5...

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Small Business Saturday

Michael Mayer

This article originally posted November 27, 2013 on our tumblr blog http://meliorak.tumblr.com/   Whether you want to #ShopSmall or you’ve been favoring small businesses since long before Twitter, this weekend is a great time to support your favorite small and local businesses. Don’t forget that some small businesses don’t have a physical location and you can also shop online while eating leftovers in your jammies! You can find Meliora K’s Right Hand Laundry Soap at two amazing small businesses in Chicago: The Dill Pickle and the Green Grocer. Whether you want to stay in and shop online, visit a local retailer, or...

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Is it time to green your laundry? A testimonial

Michael Mayer

This article originally posted March 28, 2014 on our tumblr blog http://meliorak.tumblr.com/   We often get feedback from new customers about our product, and we really love to hear what you like and the suggestions you have to make our products even better. Today we heard a lovely story from J.A. about making the leap to green laundry. We’ll let her tell it: "Over the years, I’ve ‘greened’ many aspects of my household cleaning products, from dish soap to cleaning spray.  But I always held out on the laundry detergent.  To me, the smell of Tide was just synonymous with clean...

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Cleaning Products Right to Know Act

Michael Mayer

This article originally posted April 24, 2014 on our tumblr blog http://meliorak.tumblr.com/   Recently, Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act into Congress. Women’s Voices for the Earth has a good summary of what the bill entails, and if enacted it will mean more transparency for consumers.  At Meliora K, we already fully disclose all of our ingredients, and we would like to see more transparency from other cleaning products companies.  That’s why we support this bill. Think for a moment about buying a new food product at the grocery store. If you care about the...

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