Sweden’s Clas Ohlson — a retailer focused on hardware, home goods, electrical items, and leisure products – is looking for the next big thing in sustainability.
“We are continuously developing our range of sustainable products in order to encourage our customers to make more sustainable purchase choices,” the retailer’s website announced recently.
The challenge calls for engineers, designers, tinkerers, and makers, ages 18 and up, to develop innovative, sustainable products. The winning product will be sold at Clas Ohlson stores in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Product ideas will be accepted through Nov. 30. In December, finalists will be announced with a winner determined in January.
“The winning product earns a spot in Clas Ohlson’s sales and marketing channels, including 200 stores and webshops,” said the contest rules. “If more than one product fits into Clas Ohlson’s criteria, they may, at their discretion, choose more than one winner.”
Among the company’s current sustainable offerings is a blue rake head. Clas Ohlson uses blue plastic crates to pack and ship their items. If those crates break, they’re upcycled into these rake heads.
For the full rules, head over to www.clasohlsoninnovation.com/pages/challenge.
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