ROSEMONT (April 23, 2020)—Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new Sustainability category, were announced during a live-streamed presentation earlier today. The winners were set to be announced at the gia gala during The Inspired Home Show 2020, which was canceled because of Covid-19.
Global Honorees are:
Bath + Personal Care: TAO Clean, Germ Shield UV Sanitizer for Toothbrushes
Cleaning: Unshrinkit, UnShrinkIt®
Cook + Bakeware: Elkay Home, Stainless Steel Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids
Home Décor + Gifts: NeverMeasure, NeverMeasure
Home Organization + Storage: Polder Products, LLC, Breeze – Stackable Mesh Dryer
Household + Home Electrics: Soleus Air West, Soleus Air Patented and Exclusive Saddle Air Conditioner
Kitchen Electrics: Pakt, Inc., Pakt Coffee Kit
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: Betty Bossi AG., Betty Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer
Kitchenware: Joseph Joseph Inc., Multi-Prep 4-piece Salad Preparation Set
Personal Care: Zadro Products, Inc., Luxury Towel Warmer
Pet Products: Dexas International, Ltd., Dexas MudBuster with Travel Lid
Smart Home: Cube Tracker, Cube GPS
Sustainability: Igloo Products Corp., Igloo Recool 16-Quart Cooler
Tabletop: LifeStraw, LifeStraw Home – Water Filter Pitcher, 7-Cup, BPA-Free
“Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Awards for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in housewares retail, product design and student design innovation. We look forward to seeing the industry come together again next March for The Inspired Home Show 2021.”
Nearly 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. All entries and the 70 finalists in all categories are featured in a photo gallery on TheInspiredHomeShow.com
The Inspired Home Show 2021 will be held March 13-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. Badge registration and further information is available at TheInspiredHomeShow.com.
The International Housewares Association is the 82-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$394.3 billion at retail worldwide in 2018. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (TheInspiredHomeShow.com), and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch, executive management peer groups, a B2B community at Housewares.org group buying discounts on business solutions services and direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com.