The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Products

Fast Company has just released a list of the 10 most innovative companies in consumer products. It looks like eco-friendly is the name of the game- almost all of the winners boast recyclable materials or energy-reduction capabilities. What brands do you see in our region that are emulating this approach?

 

The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Products

BY FastCompany Staff Mon Mar 14, 2011


01 / Nissan

For creating the Leaf, the first mass-market electric car.

02 / Nike >>

For its mix of sports, style, and yes, plastic bottles. Nike developed 2010 World Cup jerseys for 10 countries/teams from discarded plastic bottles scavenged from Japanese and Taiwanese landfill sites. The bottles were melted down to produce a yarn for fabric for the jerseys.

03 / Samsung >>

For transforming itself into a steady source of cutting-edge electronics. Samsung has rolled out new and sophisticated options for kitchen appliances, including the Samsung FTQ307 induction range, which features a three-fan convection oven and warming drawer, and the Samsung RF4287, which features a flexible middle drawer that can help save energy usually lost to people (especially kids) opening the entire fridge and hanging in the doorway.

04 / Dyson

For continuing to rethink urban appliances

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