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Thirteen Companies Honored with IHA Global Innovation Awards for Product Design

CHICAGO, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design today. The Global Honorees in each of 13 categories were announced during the invitation-only gia dinner on the first evening of the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show, now taking place through Tuesday, March 13 at McCormick Place here.

Global Honorees are:
Bath + Personal Care:  Joseph Joseph Inc., flex - toilet brush
Cleaning: Jascor Housewares, Inc., Ta Da Over the Sink Drying Mat
Cook + Bakeware: The Fulham Group, Cuisinart® Venture™ Portable Gas Grill
Home Décor + Gifts: Eva Solo A/S, Eva Solo - Globe Watering Can
Home Organization + Storage: Travelon, LockDown Cut-Proof Bag
Household Electrics + Home Environment: Joseph Joseph Inc., Titan - trash compactor
Kitchen Electrics: Jura Inc., JURA S8
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: Dreamfarm, Fledge - flip edge cutting board
Kitchenware: That Inventions Inc., ThawTHAT Deluxe
Personal Care: simplehuman, sensor mirror compact
Pet Products: Jascor Housewares, Inc., Messy Mutts Travel Water Bottle & Bowl
Smart Home: PLOTT, Cubit
Tabletop: Promeco, Calido

"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 Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. "Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in both housewares retail and product design."

Nearly 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. The 65 finalists in all categories are featured in the New Product Showcases in the Buyers Club in each Show building and the 13 category Global Honorees are on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center.

The 2018 International Home + Housewares Show features more than 2,200 exhibitors including over 400 new companies and 60,000 total attendees from around the globe. To view the list of finalists for the IHA Global Innovation Awards for product design, please go to For more information about exhibitors and the Show, please visit

SOURCE International Housewares Association

For further information: Deborah A. Teschke, Show News Center: 312.791.6603;