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RADIUS Goes Back to School

In In the News, RADIUS on June 13, 2018 at 10:57 am

Back in February, our Director of Operations Justen Scholl went back to first grade. Mrs. Hand at Kutztown Elementary asked Justen to visit her first grade class to explain how toothbrushes are made in honor of Dental Awareness Month. The students were then assigned a project to create a unique dog toothbrush design and prototype. This idea was inspired by our Organic Canine Dental Solutions Kit!

The students worked together in small groups to come up with their very own design and then visited RADIUS on June 7th to present their ideas to the RADIUS team. The results are as cute as they are clever!

 

The students explained to us how they worked together to come up with their one-of-a-kind product, how it works, and why it’s better than a regular dog toothbrush!

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This toothbrush prototype has bacon on the handle because all dogs love bacon, amirite?

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This group had an amazing idea to make their dog toothbrush resemble a lollipop, because what pup is going to pass up on a sucker?

 

After the kids presented their ideas to our team, they got the chance to see up close how our toothbrushes are made! Justen showed them our bristling machines, how we package our products, and how we ship them.

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Thank you to Kutztown Elementary, Mrs. Hand, Mr. Hand, and Mr. Simmons for visiting us here at RADIUS and giving us the opportunity to hear some awesome new ideas. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see one of these designs on the shelf one day!  😉

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Take a Tour of RADIUS

In RADIUS on May 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

This is where we design, create, manufacture, and bring our innovative products to life. Take a tour of our historic factory and HQ and get an inside look at what makes RADIUS tick.

A USA Factory Powered by Sunshine

In RADIUS on May 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm
We put as much thought into the making of RADIUS® products as we do the design of them.

Almost 30 years ago, we bought and renovated a historic feed mill in Kutztown, Pennsylvania not far from the storied steel plants of Bethlehem.

We make, package and ship all our products from this facility in small batches, keeping complete control over production from start to finish to ensure quality stays up to our standards – the best of the best.

In March 2011, we went a step further, installing a 50,000 Kilowatt solar-panel
system on the factory roof. Each year since, RADIUS has been able to generate enough electricity to power roughly 15 homes straight from the Pennsylvania sun, offsetting 210 metric tons of carbon, the equivalent of 45 acres of healthy trees. Thanks to ultra-efficient machinery and savvy production schedules, solar power accounts for more than 67%, or more than two-thirds, of electricity at the RADIUS plant.

 

We might be a small company, but our efforts are big in this right. To compare, Wal-Mart has 335 renewable energy projects in operation or under development, however, solar power still only accounts for about 25% of its electricity. While commercial solar projects are typically concentrated in sunnier climates like those of California and Arizona or states with major incentive programs, like Massachusetts, we make every one of our panels count.

 

We’re almost as proud of our plant as we are of its products. Clean teeth and clean air – our stock in trade.

Vote for us! RADIUS is a Martha Stewart American Made Awards 2015 Finalist!

In In the News, RADIUS on September 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

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Exciting news for RADIUS this month — we’re proud to have been named a 2015 Style/Beauty Finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.

Every year the awards celebrate homegrown makers in the crafts, design, food, and style industries. The aim is to support small businesses within our communities, and highlight the tenacious creativity of entrepreneurs across the country.

Martha and her discerning team will be judging the nominees on innovation and originality, workmanship, visual appeal and embodiment of the American Made theme — all of which are very much central to the RADIUS product and process. Should we win, Team RADIUS will be headed to New York City to attend the American Made event at the Martha Stewart Living headquarters. We’ll also receive $10,000 to grow the company and a chance to be featured in the American Made Market — the online store for handcrafted, artisanal products made right here in the USA.

Think RADIUS is a worthy winner? Visit Martha Stewart American Made Awards and vote for us in the Style/Beauty category.

 

 

 

A New Website Designed Just For You

In RADIUS on September 3, 2015 at 12:13 pm

For the past 6 months we’ve been designing a brand new website that (we hope) will really show the world what RADIUS is all about. Our current site was …how should we say this?…a little outdated. Don’t get us wrong, it was a solid site that got the job done, but we decided it was time to revamp and redesign and make a site that was totally, 100% us. 

We hope you like it.

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Smile…it’s RADIUS Picture Day!

In RADIUS on August 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

If you haven’t heard, we’re in the process of a total website revamp. We’re designing a totally new site that will really showcase why we’re different, why that’s a GOOD thing and why that makes us awesome. ;-D

Last week we headed to NYC and the 24th Street Loft for RADIUS Picture Day. We spent the day at a photo shoot for all of our products to get brand, spankin’ new photos for our brand, spankin’ new website. Here’s a bit of a preview.

To see the finished products, stay tuned for our official site unveiling later this month!

We have arrived.
We have arrived.
Travel Cases & Floss are ready to go!
Travel Cases & Floss are ready to go!
Toothbrushes lookin' good.
Toothbrushes lookin’ good.
the DOC? Check.
the DOC? Check.
The RADIUS Bathroom.
The RADIUS Bathroom.
We've got some pretty awesome props to make our RADIUS bathroom complete!
We’ve got some pretty awesome props to make our RADIUS Bathroom complete!
Shaving Kit, anyone?
Shaving Kit, anyone?
Lights, camera, action!
Lights…
..camera...
…camera…
...action!
…action!
Now it's time for our models to get ready...
Now it’s time for our models to get ready…
...a little hair and make-up and voila!
…a little hair and make-up and voila!
How do you get a baby to smile? Jump up and down and wave your arms. Works every time.
How do you get a baby to smile? Jump up and down and wave your arms. Works every time.
This little guy loves to brush his teeth with his Totz Plus!
This little guy loves to brush his teeth with his Totz Plus!
A little help to make sure he gets his teeth nice and clean...
A little help to make sure he gets his teeth nice and clean…
See the finished photos on our new website launching later this month!
And that’s a wrap!

Calling All Bloggers & Social Media Gurus! We Want YOU to Feature RADIUS!

In (b)RADIUS Bunch, RADIUS, Review RADIUS! on June 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm

If you haven’t heard we recently debuted two brand new items: the TOUR Travel Toothbrush and the Totz Plus Toothbrush! Both of these items are pretty awesome (if we do say so ourselves) and have been creating quite the buzz since their launch at the beginning of April.

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We work with a long list of awesome bloggers who have featured RADIUS. We would love to add to a few more and we’d love it even more if you featured our newest products.

The Gist:

Try us out. Review one or both of our new items (and other RADIUS products if you’re interested). Share your thoughts with your fans. Post it far and wide on all of your social media pages. Make sure you tag RADIUS.

The Ground Rules and What We’re Looking For:

They like you. They really like you.

Bloggers who have a strong social media following (at least 1,000 followers on Facebook and/or Instagram).

We’re not picky but…

We’re pretty open-minded to the type of blog, but we think the following categories would work best: lifestyle, review blogs, parenting, travel, eco-friendly/natural product, made in USA, design, unique finds, health, holistic, dental, girl power (we are women-owned after all :)), Vegan/Cruelty Free.

Let’s share the love.

We think giveaways are awesome so if you’re interested in that, let’s chat.

We love everyone in the (b)RADIUS Bunch but…

For right now, USA based bloggers only please.

Let’s Brainstorm.

We’re always open to ideas and suggestions so keep ’em coming! If you have an idea about partnering with RADIUS, let us know and we can talk about it.

 

If this sounds right up your alley please email Amanda, our Marketing Associate, at astimpfl@radiustoothbrush.com to hash out the details and get started.

Please take a moment to read the fine print at the bottom of this post.

 

Our Newest Family Members:

 

The TOUR Travel Toothbrush

Just Unfold. Snap. Brush. It’s that easy with a jack-knife design the TOUR folds into itself for a 2-in-1 toothbrush and travel case.

The TOUR uses a Replacement Head just like the super popular RADIUS Source Toothbrush.

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The Totz Plus Toothbrush

Just like our #1 bestselling Totz Toothbrush but with a cool, non-slip grip extender perfect for growing hands.

Perfect for children 3 years and up as they transition from the Totz to the Kidz Toothbrush.

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The Fine Print: We do not typically pay for social media/blog posts. The cost to RADIUS will include the cost of the donated product and shipping. The number of products being featured will be at the discretion of RADIUS and we reserve the right to limit the number of products for each review and giveaway. Due to a high number of inquiries, we cannot fulfill all requests therefore we will review each request on a case by case basis. The number of requests we fulfill will be at the discretion of RADIUS and we reserve the right to decline requests as we see fit. We require all participating parties to tag RADIUS on all pertaining social media posts. At this time, we will only be accepting USA based requests.

Evolve the Way You Travel

In RADIUS on April 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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Introducing a new way to travel with the RADIUS TOUR Travel Toothbrush!

Just unfold, snap, and brush.

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The TOUR uses RADIUS Replacement Heads (just like our Source Toothbrush) and a “jack-knife” design that folds the head into the handle making travel simple and easy. ‪#‎MindBlown‬

Get your TOUR today at www.RadiusToothbrush.com or your local Whole Foods Market. The TOUR is currently 30% off on RadiusToothbrush.com (until 4/19/15)!

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Attributes & Benefits

• Unfold. Snap. Brush. Clean jack-knife design for sleek, & compact travel while still enjoying the luxurious RADIUS® brushing experience
• Reusable handle & replacement head for ultimate eco-conscious usability, perfect for any trip!
• “Slim Neck” for easy reach in tight spaces & soft massaging bristles to help invigorate gum tissue for reduced chances of bleeding/ receding gums & enamel erosion
• Zero Petroleum wood-based (#7) handle & vegetable-based bristles for 100% eco-friendly travel
• Free from all BPA, Phthalates & Latex
• Initial TOUR Travel Toothbrush Retail unit includes 1 SOFT head & 1 handle; Available in assorted colors for the whole family!
• 2-pack Replacement Heads available online in SuperSoft, Soft & Medium once it’s time to switch out the initial Soft head

Did You See RADIUS in the New York Times?

In In the News on January 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

RADIUS was mentioned in the New York Times last week!

Anna Rabinowicz, designer and founder of RabLabs, collects toothbrushes and currently has around 40 toothbrushes in her collection, including RADIUS!

 

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“Online, she chose a toothbrush invented by Radius more than 30 years ago that she has collected in multiple colors. “You can choose a left-hand or a right-hand design, which is unusual, and the thumb goes in a very specific spot,” she said.”

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We’re so honored to be included in Anna’s one-of-a-kind toothbrush collection! To read the entire article click here.

 

No, Seriously…We’re Happy Just to be Nominated

In In the News, RADIUS on October 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Have you ever watched the Oscars, Grammys, or any other award show and thought, “Yea right, I’m sure they’re just happy to be nominated. I don’t believe that for a second?” Well, we’re hear to tell you that being happy just to be nominated can actually happen.

RADIUS was nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award (which was super awesome in and of itself) and then imagine our excitement when we come to find out that out of hundreds of entries in our Style category we were a chosen finalist!

We work really hard to make our company and the products that we produce the best that they can be and to have that recognized in such a big way was a huge honor.

The winners were chosen on Friday October 17th and, sadly, RADIUS did not win. Are we a little disappointed? Of course, but we knew the competition was steep and all the companies who did win were well-deserving and we couldn’t be more excited for them. As cliché as it sounds, we were really  honored to be included in such an exclusive group of companies and we congratulate each and every one of them.

Now, with only a few more months left in 2014, we’re looking forward to 2015 and all the the things that it can bring. If we’re nominated again next year hopefully we’ll win, but if not, make no mistake… we’ll still be happy just to be nominated.

To each and every person who voted for us, we thank you so much for your support! We’ll see you again next year.

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Click our Martha Stewart American Made page below to see what being American Made means to us!

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