Sometimes it seems so difficult to find the organic and earth-friendly products that I’m searching for. Not because they don’t exist, but because my “former life” has left me a bit cynical.
Having a career in advertising makes you realize that the right words and images can make anything look terrific. Believe me, I’ve been a part of working magic on campaigns where you knew the product was mediocre, at best! (Industry friends…you know what I mean!) And now, ironically, I find myself really, seriously looking for products that are important to me and I don’t know who or WHAT to believe sometimes.
And also believe me when I say that it’s so easy to get around the guidelines of a product and say “natural”, “organic” and “eco-“ that it honestly leaves you wondering what’s true and how much is a smoke screen to tell you what you want to hear. The mainstream commercial manufacturers are slamming products onto grocery store and retailer shelves and they want us to feel that we can trust them, but can we? I almost feel like they are just jumping on the green bandwagon, but their products aren’t really as green as they should be, or as green as they lead us to believe.
In all honestly, I want to see labels that say “we swear this is 100% earth-friendly, organic, chemical-free, non-carcinogen, bio-degradable, and will spread world peace.” Okay, maybe the world peace part is a little much, but all the rest, I really mean. And I want the words to be absolutely true.
Good luck to us. It just isn’t as easy as it should be.
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