Fourteen companies honoured by IHA

Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honoured 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. The winners were set to be announced at the gia gala during The Inspired Home Show 2020, which was cancelled because of Covid-19.

Global Honorees are:

Bath and personal care:  TAO Clean, germ shield UV sanitiser for toothbrushes

Cleaning: Unshrinkit, UnShrinkIt

Cook and bakeware: Elkay Home, stainless steel microwave safe mixing bowls with airtight lids

Home décor and gifts: NeverMeasure, NeverMeasure

Home organisation + Storage: Polder Products, Breeze – stackable mesh dryer

Household and home electrics: Soleus Air West, Soleus Air patented and exclusive saddle air conditioner

Kitchen electrics: Pakt, Pakt coffee kit

Kitchen hand tools and cutlery: Betty Bossi, Betty Bossi veggie sheet slicer

Kitchenware: Joseph Joseph, multi-prep 4-piece salad preparation set

Personal care: Zadro Products, luxury towel warmer

Pet products: Dexas International, Dexas MudBuster with travel lid         

Smart home: Cube Tracker, Cube GPS

Sustainability: Igloo Products, 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

The Inspired Home Show 2021 will be held March 13-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex.

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