Vio.Me Eco Liquid Laundry Detergent from Greece. Vegan and free from animal testing.
Vio.Me products (aka Bio.Me) are produced in an occupied factory in Thessaloniki, Greece. The factory was abandoned by the former owner in 2011, leaving the workers and unpaid wages behind. The workers decided to occupy the factory and run it under direct democratic worker's control. In 2013 they were able to continue production. We decided to support the workers in their struggle by distributing a wider range of their products.
Contains: Sulfuric acid, mono-C1218-alkyl esters, sodium salts, 1-1-Propanaminium 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-(C8-18(even numbereed) and C18 (unsaturated acyl) derivs., hydroxides, inner salts
The biodegradable surfactants come from natural plant-based sources like coconut, sunflower, natural sugars, alcohol and fruits.
Contains: 5-15 % anionic surfactants, soap,
How to use it: Use 40 ml per load if your clothes aren't very dirty and your water is soft. If your water is hard and you've got very dirty clothes you'll need 120 ml. That means the content is enough for 8-25 washes.
Vio.Me products are vegan and free from animal testing. The Vio.Me workers decided to produce only natural and environmentally friendly products. Anyway, there are some safety advices for this product:
May cause skin irritation, may cause serious eye damage, may cause allergic reactions against lavender, keep away from children, wear gloves and protext your eyes/face.
The factory originally produced construction materials. But after the occupation the workers decided to produce 'solidary' products - like environmentally friendly cleaning agents. Doing this they're able to run the factory and to enable their families to persevere physically and mentally. In order to run the factory on a legal basis for suretyship they established S.E. VioMe - every worker is a member of the cooperative. Decisions are made every day in their assemblies.
Their products are meant to be sold to individuals and collectives that feel connected with the Vio.Me worker's struggle.
But Vio.Me still can't be run cost-covering. So the workers will be happy about your support because they have to fight in court for their right to own the factory and to run it without having to pay the debts the former owners left behind, for example. So please tell others about Vio.Me, organize solidarity or donate money to support them.
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