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Ben Franklin and His Crazy Socks

In In the News, RADIUS on May 23, 2017 at 9:17 am

 

 

In March, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced their winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards, naming RADIUS the victor of the Innovative Application of Technology category.

The Innovative Application of Technology award highlights a company that strongly demonstrates a “break-the-mold” approach to integrating new or existing technology into its business. Ben Franklin recently published an award press release with the following company description explaining why RADIUS was honored with the Innovative Application of Technology award.

RADIUS designs and manufactures premium personal care products including eco-friendly toothbrushes, molded travel cases, dental floss, and organic toothpastes. The completely solar-powered, certified woman-owned company is committed to ongoing R&D to identify innovative and sustainable manufacturing approaches to make everyday products distinctive. Its Source Toothbrush uses replacement head technology with a handle made from recycled dollar bills, paper, and wood, reducing waste by 93%. Through Ben Franklin funding and connections, RADIUS received marketing and strategy support, teamed with the Plastics Manufacturing Center at Penn College to address a breakage problem with toothbrushes, and more recently worked with Lehigh University’s Enterprise Systems Center on facility optimization. Since last year, RADIUS has increased employment from 30 to 35 and in the past five years’ company revenue has increased by 3½ times. RADIUS will soon purchase, renovate, and relocate into a larger building to respond to burgeoning demand.

The purposes of the innovation awards are to recognize winners for their success and achievement, to highlight the effectiveness of the Ben Franklin program, and to inform entrepreneurs and established manufacturers about the resources that are available to them in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Awards were presented to seven recipients, companies or individuals who have achieved business success through Ben Franklin funding and assistance, have helped others to achieve success, or have improved their businesses through innovation. Each award recipient exemplifies outstanding achievement in that category.

Photo credit: Ryan Hulvat

Winners were honored at the Ben Franklin iXchange event on Tuesday, May 9th at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA.

RADIUS President and CEO, Saskia Foley, accepting the Innovative Application of Technology award. Photo credit: Ryan Hulvat

The award presentation was followed by a keynote presentation by Dustin Garis focusing on Disruptive Innovation. Preceded by a surprise (and rather impressive) break dancing performance, Dustin – who after graduating college, decided to turned down multiple job offers and travel the world instead – encouraged guests to break of out their routines to stimulate innovation. Dustin pointed out that autopilot doesn’t inspire creativity, which is an interesting idea considering 90% of our daily activity is exactly the same every day. Dustin told guests to rebel and break the mold and one small way to “revolt against routine” was to wear crazy socks. Ben Franklin staff, award winners, and other guests were encouraged to wear the craziest socks they could find to the iXchange event. Wearing a dress? Who cares? Wear those crazy socks with heels and pride. Revolt against the routine.

RADIUS Founder, Kevin Foley, and his daughter and RADIUS President/CEO, Saskia Foley, after accepting the Innovative Application of Technology award. Photo credit: Ryan Hulvat

 

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RADIUS Named a 2016 National Parenting Product Award Recipient

In In the News on August 16, 2016 at 2:16 pm

 

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August 16, 2016

 

Kutztown, PA – Founded in 1990 by LA Parent Magazine, the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has been the “go-to” source for parents and professionals who are seeking the best children’s products available for the past 26 years. NAPPA, which is celebrated as being one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country, has recognized the RADIUS Totz Plus™ Toothbrush as a 2016 NAPPA recipient.

Introduced in 2015, the Totz Plus Toothbrush represents the next stage in RADIUS’ innovative, age-specific approach to the changing needs of children as they move through oral care growth stages. With a cool, non-slip rubber grip and the same ambidextrous handle as the Totz™ Toothbrush, the new Totz Plus is designed to support the next phase of a toddler’s oral care needs as they learn to brush on their own.

“RADIUS has always taken our customers’ demands and feedback into account when designing new products. We heard a huge cry from parents for quality children’s toothbrushes that are made in the USA and we’re thrilled to be able to offer that to our loyal consumers. To have our efforts recognized by such a respected awards program is a great honor and we’re very proud to receive the NAPPA seal of approval,” CEO and President, Saskia Foley said.

NAPPA has a very comprehensive and selected judging criteria and is more than just a seal of approval. Winning products have been rigorously assessed and deemed “best in its class” by a panel of expert judges, testers, and reviewers. NAPPA judges are industry experts who have extensive professional experience working with children and parents.

About RADIUS®

RADIUS, established in 1983, is a certified women-owned consumer products company. It is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty toothbrushes, toothpastes, and complementary personal care products, including travel cases and dental floss. RADIUS is a leader in the natural products industry in personal care and is renowned for its combination of innovative designs, premium materials, and eco-conscious manufacturing that redefines ordinary personal care products with the goal of enhancing the quality and enjoyment of everyday routines.

Today RADIUS is proud to be one of the only toothbrush manufacturers still operating in the United States that still manufacturers on its own injection molding and bristling machines. RADIUS is now certified women-owned and completely vertically integrated; designing, manufacturing, and inspecting all of its products by hand. RADIUS operates and manufactures in a restored feed mill in Kutztown, PA on solar powered machines. Parallel goals of promoting energy-efficient manufacturing and a focus on a clean and cutting-edge design presence sets Radius apart from the rest.

For more information visit www.madebyradius.com

RADIUS MEDIA CONTACT:
Amanda Stimpfl
astimpfl@madebyradius.com
Direct – (484) 641-8081
Company – (610) 683-9400 x 105

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A Case For Every Occasion

In RADIUS on May 27, 2016 at 8:34 am

 6 Ingenious Travel Case Hacks

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Traveling can be full of adventure…and stress. Here at RADIUS we design our products to make things easier – and that includes our Travel Cases. Whether you’re traveling to a tropical island or a winter wonderland our travel cases have got you covered.

 

1. Original/SCUBA Toothbrush Travel Case – Initially designed to fit our world famous Original® Toothbrush, this travel case can do it all. It can carry your Original or SCUBA® Toothbrush – whether it be right or left handed – and it can also hold your totally trendy spectacles.

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Try this case for:

RADIUS Original and SCUBA Toothbrushes

RADIUS Pure Baby® & Totz® Toothbrushes

Eyeglasses

ChapStick®

Children’s Fork & Spoon

Bracelets

Make-up sponges

2. Standard Toothbrush Travel Case – If you’re a RADIUS Source™ Toothbrush fan you know this case pretty well. Made to fit the Source and most other toothbrushes this slender case is a must-have for stress-free travel. Perfect for a woman-on-the-go you can keep those expensive make-up brushes safe while still keeping your purse light and organized.

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Try this case for:

RADIUS Source Toothbrush

RADIUS Totz Plus™ Toothbrush

Most Ordinary Toothbrush Brands

Strawesome® Reusable Glass Straws

Make-up brushes

Colored pencils

Knitting needles

Nail Files

3. Razor Travel Case – Keep yourself well-groomed and your razor sharp with this travel case designed to fit most brands. Not taking a razor? Use it for your jewelry and make sure your favorite pearls get where you’re going intact.

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Try this case for:

RADIUS Kidz® Toothbrush

Most Brands of Razors

Necklaces

Bracelets

Rings

Make-up sponges

Cotton Balls

Q-tips®

4. Soap Travel Case – We’re all about keeping it clean here at RADIUS so it’s no surprise we went ahead and designed a case to fit your favorite soap. But if bar soap’s not your thing, you can use this case to stow and go many other necessities.

Make sure your child is happy and keep their favorite cereal locked away in your purse ready to go for snack time or anticipate all life’s bumps and travel with a mini-sewing kit.

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Try this case for:

Most Brands of Soap

Cereal or Granola

Sewing Kit

Make-up sponges

Cotton Balls

Q-tips®

Face wipes

Tweezers

5. Small Tampon/Condom Case – An everyday essential that was made to discreetly store one or two tampons or condoms this case is as functional as it is tiny. Designed to easily fit into clutches on date night, this case is also perfect for your other everyday necessities.

Make sure your EarPods™ don’t get tangled and never forget to take your vitamins again by storing them in your cute, little travel case.

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Try this case for:

Small/Compact Tampons

Condoms

EarPods™/ Earbuds

Medication

Vitamins

Stamps

Earrings

Hairpins & Hair Ties

Rings

Cufflinks

Matches

Batteries

Safety Pins

6. Large Tampon Travel Case – Never have crushed and loose tampons floating around your purse again with this ingenious idea. Made to fit standard tampons this case is an essential for your daily life.

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Try this case for:

Tampons

Hairpins & Hair Ties`

Bracelets

Tweezers

Pens

Crayons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADIUS is Named the Best Manual Toothbrush for 2016

In In the News, RADIUS on December 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

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RADIUS is proud to announce that our Source Toothbrush was named the Best Manual Toothbrush by Ask The Dentist Best Dental Buys 2016!

RADIUS and the other winning products were judged based on the following criteria: Performance, Safety, Availability, Good Human Citizen, and Value.

Take a look to see how our Source and all of the other winners were rated!

 

 

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.

www.madebyradius.com

 

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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.