Jul. 15, 2015 – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Molly’s Suds, a St. Petersburg-based, mom-owned manufacturer of plant- and earth-derived household products, is a finalist of Winn-Dixie’s Winn-Local program.
Winn-Local is an initiative to give local businesses the chance to earn shelf space in their area Winn-Dixie stores, thus boosting local economies. The event taking place July 15-17th will allow finalists of the competition to pitch their products in hopes of winning contracts with over 150 Central Florida Winn-Dixie stores.
Molly’s Suds mission includes giving back to the local community and to those in need. And what better way than to be able to share Molly’s Suds with local consumers?
“Everyone should have the option to choose safe products – but if they are not offered on shelves in the first place, how do consumers become aware of the fact that there are alternatives?” said Monica Leonard, founder of Molly’s Suds.
Leonard pursued the development of a truly safe household product line following the stillbirth of her daughter, Molly, in 2005. Mother of four additional children, and formerly a pediatric nurse, Leonard delved into the controversial world of toxic chemicals allowed to be used in the production of commercial household products after coming across some unnerving discoveries linked to stillbirth.
“I came across a study conducted by a European physician who discovered the presence of chemicals in newborn cord blood; I was absolutely shocked and angry when I discovered that over 120 chemicals, in addition to food additives, preservatives and pesticides, are present in the average commercial household product, such as laundry and bathroom cleaners,” said Leonard. “I felt like it was my responsibility to not only educate myself and others about these chemical dangers, but to go as far as to develop safe formulations for people and the planet”, Leonard said.
Leonard will relay these disturbing truths to the Winn-Local panel of judges this Friday, in hopes they realize the necessity for offering safe laundry, household and pet products in stores.
About Molly’s Suds
Molly’s Suds manufactures earth- and plant-derived laundry, home and pet products that are safe for people and the planet. Rated ‘A’ by the Environmental Working Group, Molly’s Suds is not only Certified Vegan, Certified Cruelty-Free and Gluten-Free, but is also certified by the Green Business Bureau as an environmentally responsible business. In addition, Molly’s Suds is a Trusted Partner of Healthy Child Healthy World, and a No Secrets Partner of Women’s Voices for the Earth, meaning they support people’s right to know what ingredients are in products. Molly’s Suds aims to educate consumers about the dangers of toxic chemicals hiding in everyday products, and to ultimately be wise and do their research. Located in the heart of sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, Molly’s Suds can be found at www.mollyssuds.com and is currently distributed and sold by retailers across the US.