The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 2–4, 2025 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 2—4 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

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.

2020 Global Honorees

Bath + Personal Care

TAO Clean, Germ Shield UV Sanitizer for Toothbrushes


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 Electronics

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


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


Igloo Products Corp., Igloo Recool 16-Quart Cooler


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.”

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