i stuck this in another thread but thought i would share it here as well. it's part of the response i got from a method rep when i emailed about the new laundry products.
"In response to your question regarding animal ingredients, all of our products are animal-free except for one new addition to our laundry care line: our dryer sheets. The first batch of dryer sheets that were manufactured contains tallow, which is a beef derivative. Our fabric softener, on the other hand, is made with canola oil instead. The plan is to get the formula just right to where we can roll out the next round of dryer sheets using a canola base, as well."