I poached this from another site, and I’m sharing it here because I think it’s a valuable resource. It’s the “Year’s Best” list from Consumer Reports, and it also has their “Loser List” on it.
There are some surprises on it – for me, at least. I always thought Burt’s Bees, while expensive, had pretty good stuff, but one of their products made the Loser List. And I found a pair of Levis that I think I’m going to give a try, which is good, because I’m trying to find the “perfect” pair of jeans.
I plan to print out the list and keep it somewhere safe for when I go shopping for stuff… I’ll just have to remember where I put it.
Here’s the link. Enjoy: http://www.shopsmartmag.org/files/Our_favorite_stuff.pdf