« Friday Fact. Henry Plott: His hounds, his mountains. | Main | Local eating is officially trendy now »



I hated to see this, too, Wesley. I'm a big fan of Burt's Bees products (especially their beeswax lip balm). I'm sure Clorox would assure people that nothing will change, but I'm not sure I would believe that. And, yep, it is "about the money."


Most folks can't resist the allure of a giant chunk of money. I probably couldn't, either, no matter how strong my ideals are.

It's sad, really.


I once heard that all the packaged items in a grocery could be attributed to 3 or 4 mega corporations.


I've heard about it too. Doesn't make sense to me- a company which boast having natural products selling to Clorox. ???


It's very sad, but a true reality when the majority of Americans want goods cheaper, faster and in mega-bulk-size quantities. Sigh.

Lill Hawkins

Oh no! My daughter loves Burt's Bees products and is going to be really upset if they change them. She's ten and she's still reeling from all the toy recalls. Yeah, it's all about the money.

In my opinion, money is a lot nicer when you earn it ethically, without hurting anyone else.

Shine On,


That is extremely frustrating. I recently heard that Chacos--which has always been a herald of corporate responsibility--will be outsourcing to China in the future. Very, very disappointing isn't it?


OK...i'll bite...what is so evil about the Clorox company?
Honestly, i really don't know. i went to their website and can't see if another bigger company owns them or not.
And, quite frankly, if a they are as reputable as it appears...i don't see the problem...i confess that if some big corporation that stayed in the U.S. the way they have wanted to buy my business for enough money to take care of me and my family for the rest of our lives and allow us to focus our attention more on giving to the community and less on running a business, i'd do it in a hearbeat.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Favorite Quotes

  • "Only by understanding where I live can I learn how to live." Scott Russell Sanders, Staying Put
  • "I live my life in growing orbits, Which move out over the things of the world." Ranier Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours
  • "Most of all nature is reflected in our capacity for wonder. Nasci. To be born." Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
  • "It is a grand long view. The river and valley, and then coves and blue ridges heaved up and ragged to the limits of eyesight." Charles Frazier, thirteen moons
  • "A conscientious journal keeper is really the natural historian of his own life." Verlyn Klinkenborg, The Rural Life
  • " You could build your own life on the observation of it." Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
  • "...the view stretched on and on across rows of blue mountains, each paler than the last until the final ranks were indistinguishable from sky. It was as if all the world might be composed of nothing but valley and ridge." Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

Blog powered by Typepad