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CONTACT: Amity File, Bon Ami sales and marketing analyst: 816-842-1230 x245, 
Andrew Perkins, Mother Earth News Fair event manager: 785-274-4378,  

Bon Ami Hits the Road with Simple Green Products 

Family-owned company brings earth-friendly cleaning products to all at the
Mother Earth News Fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bon Ami, America’s original natural home cleaner, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its scratch-free cleaning powder by sponsoring more than a half-dozen events in 2011. 

“We love meeting our customers personally and hearing what they have to say and show them what we have to offer,” said Carolyn Beaham West, director of sustainability for Bon Ami and member of the Beaham family who purchased the brand in the 1970s. “Sponsoring events like the Mother Earth News Fair is a perfect way for us to do that.” 

Invented in 1886, Bon Ami provides a gentle, natural alternative to harsh scouring powders. Its time-tested formula adheres to the EPA’s Design for the Environment-approved list of eco-friendly ingredients, which are not only effective, they also biodegrade quickly and cleanly. Bon Ami recently launched a new line of liquid cleaning products that are packaged in 100-percent post-consumer recycled plastics and paper, and designed to be completely recycled again. All Bon Ami packaging is made in the United States. 

Bon Ami will distribute samples of its products at the Mother Earth News Fair June 4-5, 2011, in Puyallup, Wash. 

“Bon Ami creates top-notch products and respects its customers’ needs,” says Andrew Perkins, Mother Earth News Fair manager. “They’re the Mother Earth News of the green cleaner industry.” 

As part of its 125th Anniversary celebration this year, Bon Ami is also sponsoring Green Festival San Fransisco; Green Festival Seattle; Tomato Taxi at the Kansas City Farmer’s Market; Portland, Maine’s Lilac Festival 5k; The Maine Marathon; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Charity Auction; and the Portland, Ore., Iron Girl Triathlon. 

About Bon AmiFounded in 1886, Bon Ami cleaning products weathered the Great Depression, the chemical revolution and an endless stream of fads by keeping their products simple. Bon Ami means good friend in French, and that’s the company’s philosophy. Bon Ami offers home cleaning products from its powder cleanser to a full line of liquid products that are effective, thrifty and gentle on the whole family and the environment. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Bon Ami products are available in hardware stores and grocery stores nationwide. For more information about Bon Ami go to: or 

About Mother Earth News Fairs
Mother Earth News Fairs are family-oriented sustainable-lifestyle events that feature more than 120 practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on
renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. Events for 2011 will be hosted June 4-5 in Puyallup, Wash.; Sept. 3-5 in San Rafael, Calif.; and Sept. 24-25 in Seven Springs, Pa. 
For information about event sponsorships, contact Andrew Perkins at For exhibit space, contact Mellissa Crouch at 

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