IHA Recognizes Global Innovation Awards For Product Design Finalists

The 70 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design were recently recognized by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of 14 categories, including the new sustainability category, will be announced during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 14 during The Inspired Home Show.

More than 400 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists and global honorees will be on display in a new exhibit in the Hall of Global Product Design in the Grand Concourse Lobby of the North Building as well as in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each show building.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for product design,” 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, student design and booth presentation.”

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

  • Azurro / CLIPPERPRO, CLIPPERPRO Omega Select Toenail Clipper
  • Brinox Metalurgica S.A., Flat Soap Dispenser
  • Polder Products, Glamour Grids – Cosmetic Storage
  • TAO Clean, Germ Shield UV Sanitizer for Toothbrushes
  • Widgeteer, Inc., ICandy Pocket Reading Glasses


  • inShield Wiper, LLC, inShield Wiper
  • Juka Innovations Corporation, SinkShroom Ultra Drain Protector
  • Rust-Oleum Corporation, Concrobium Duo Blast Mold & Mildew Deep Stain Remover
  • Strucket – Strainer Meet Bucket, Strucket – Strainer Meet Bucket
  • Unshrinkit, UnShrinkIt

Cook & Bakeware

  • Daughkun Inc, UNSTICK Reusable Cake & Loaf Liners
  • Elkay Home, Stainless Steel Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids
  • Fellow, Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle
  • ICB Inc., Elevated Stackable Crisper Tray
  • Sasa Demarle Inc., Silpat Cook N’ Cool Perfect Baking Tray

Home Décor & Gifts

  • 52Launch, Putty King – All In One Drywall Repair Kit
  • GelPro, Ergo Comfort Rug
  • Hangman Products, Inc, No Stud Floating Shelf
  • NeverMeasure, NeverMeasure

Home Organization & Storage

  • Creative Outdoor Distributor, Folding & Stand Alone Bleacher Chair
  • GCK Products, LLC, GadgetKlip
  • Joseph Joseph Inc., GoRecycle Collector and Caddies
  • Polder Products, Breeze – Stackable Mesh Dryer
  • YouCopia, Roll-Out Under Sink Caddy

Household & Home Electrics

  • Bear Down Brands, MistAire Cloud Humidifier
  • Blueair North America, Blue Pure Fan
  • BONECO North America Corp., F230 Air Shower Fan with Adjustable Height
  • Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., CHI Handheld Steamer
  • Soleus Air West, Soleus Air Patented and Exclusive Saddle Air Conditioner

Kitchen Electrics

  • Fellow, Ode Brew Grinder
  • Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Power Blender & Power Blender Plus
  • Pakt, Inc., Pakt Coffee Kit
  • Zwilling, Fresh & Save

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

  • Betty Bossi, Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer
  • Lid Pocket, Lid Pocket — Lid Holder for Slow Cookers
  • Tarrerias Bonjean, Louis Kitchen Knife Series
  • Totally Bamboo, Baltique Marrakesh Collection Utensil Set
  • WOW GEAR, GRIPmitt


  • AeroPress Inc., AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
  • Botto Design, LLC, Botto The Adjustable Container
  • GrowlerWerks, uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker
  • Joseph Joseph Inc., Multi-Prep 4-piece Salad Preparation Set
  • Microplane, Adjustable V-Slicer with Julienne Blade

Personal Care Electrics

  • Bear Down Brands, Weighted Warmth – Weighted Throw Blanket with Heat
  • Human Touch, LLC, Reflex SWING Pro Foot, Calf and Thigh Massager
  • Lumina NRG, Fat Iron by Cel O Tone
  • Simplehuman, sensor mirror trio max
  • Zadro Products, Inc., Luxury Towel Warmer

Pet Products

  • Ad N Art, Stainless Steel Asobu Dog Bowl Bottle
  • Dexas International, Ltd., Dexas MudBuster with Travel Lid
  • IRIS USA, Inc, Pet Pen (CI-908e)
  • Kurilon Chemicals Co., Ltd, BOS, amazing odor-sealing bags
  • WALKWHIZ LLC, Two Dog Light Leash

Smart Home Products

  • Cube Tracker, Cube GPS
  • Etekcity Corporation, Levoit Air – Air Control Product Suite
  • Knectek Labs Inc., TOWNEW
  • Plum, PLUM
  • Rocean, Rocean One

Sustainable Products

  • ashortwalk ltd, Circular Cup
  • BreathableBaby, Breathable™ Mesh Mini Crib
  • ChicoBag & To-Go Ware, ChicoBag Reusable Produce Bags
  • Igloo Products Corp., Igloo Recool 16-Quart Cooler
  • Zip Top, Zip Top Baby 100% Platinum Silicone Breast Milk Storage Bags + Freezer Tray Set


  • Lenox Corporation, Luna Nesting Dinnerware Set
  • Gourmet Kitchen Works, by Bredemeijer
  • LifeStraw, LifeStraw Home – Water Filter Pitcher, 7-Cup, BPA-Free
  • That Inventions Inc, Sugi – Trios
  • Toadfish Outfitters,  Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Cooler