In 1980, a group of eco-pioneers sought to help people break free from all their bad cleaning habits.AT THE TIME, MANY CLEANERS CONTAINED TOXIC INGREDIENTS.These toxic ingredients could pollute waterways, could destroy wildlife and could even cause harm to the people cleaning with them. The scientific visionaries knew that if people continued to use toxic products, the world would soon become a very dirty place. So they founded Ecover in a small garden shed in a rural Belgian town and introduced the world’s first phosphate-free laundry detergent, proving that you can get a powerful clean and still make Mother Nature happy.Ecover has a come a long way since then. Now with a base in San Francisco, we continue to take inspiration from nature to pioneer green cleaning ingredients that work well and leave nothing dirty behind. We currently have 35 products distributed in more than 40 countries.OUR NEW FACTORY SETS THE STANDARDIn addition to our eco-factories in Belgium and France, we are opening a manufacturing facility in Chicago that is anticipated to be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-certified plant in the industry.