In the Spring, thousands gather at the annual International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. With thousands of exhibitors, the numerous aisles can be a little overwhelming. When searching for some of the year's must have new home items, the Annual IHA Innovations Awards are a perfect starting point.
The Third Annual Innovation Awards announced winners in 13 categories on March 15, 2014. The winners varied from smaller entrepreneurs to more well known name brands. Each product fills an unaddressed need in the particular category.
Here is a list of 2014 IHA Innovations winners.
Bath + Personal Care: Polder Housewares, Inc., Hot Sleeve
Cleaning: Flood Products, Flood Sax
Cook + Bakeware: Now Designs, Dumpling Cube
Floor + Carpet Care: iRobot, Roomba 880
Home Décor + Gifts: The Sweetheart Gallery, Inc., It’s a Snap Frame
Home Organization + Storage: Prepara, Evak
Household Electrics + Home Environment: Moneual USA, Inc., SW (Smart Wristband) Baby Monitor
Kitchen Electrics: L’Equip, Infrared
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: HIC, Harold Import Co., Evo Oil Sprayer
Kitchenware: Staybowlizer, Staybowlizer
Personal Care + Home Healthcare: Objecto / Hatzlachh Supply Inc., H5 Spiral Hybrid Humidifier
Pet Products: Ginsey Home Solutions, Dirty Paws Footbath
Tabletop: GRAYL, The Water Filtration Cup