Media & Awards

Maranda Where You Live Grand Rapids, MI

Living Local, Manufacturing Local and Enjoying Local! Karen Smoots & her sons with Maranda

West Michigan Woman Cover August/September 2016

Cover Selection for Early Entrepreneurs with Inspiring stories and motivation to succeed.

Steve Harvey Show Thegreenglovedryer

Product pitch competition on the Steve Harvey show for Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Parent Tested Parent Approved What's Hot 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Best Mom Products Interview

Thread MB

Karen Smoots Is To Gloves What Joy Mangano Is To Mops ~ L. Wellington, Thread MB

Fox Detroit Made in Michigan Thegreenglovedryer

If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

Fox 17 Morning Mix MI Thegreenglovedryer

Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.

WMU Startup Success Alumni Karen Smoots


2017 Energy Industry Innovation the Year Thegreenglovedryer

KMS Designs (Thegreenglovedryer, Floor & Wall dryers) was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the 2017 Energy Industry Innovation of the YEAR category in The 15th Annual American Business Awards.

2017 Michigan Economic Bright Spots Award Winner KMS Designs Thegreenglovedryer

Corp! Magazine has been celebrating the companies that have continued to grow in economic growth, expansion and hiring Michigan’s brightest talent for the last 10 years.

2017 West Michigan Woman Brilliance Award-Reinvention Thegreenglovedryer

West Michigan Woman magazine is pleased to honor the success of women in our community with the first-ever Brilliance Awards.

The goal of the event is to shine a light on the dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of local women and celebrate the brilliant and meaningful impact they have on our careers and the communities we live in.

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2016 101 Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies

The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies® honors organizations that exhibit leadership and innovation in their green and sustainability approach. The program recognizes the best-in-class and companies from across all industries.

2016 Gold Stevie Award Startup of the Year Consumer Industry Thegreenglovedryer

The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards.  They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.  The Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes.

2016 Corp Magazine Most Valuable Professionals Award Karen Smoots Thegreenglovedryer

The awards program shines a spotlight on C-suite executives and entrepreneurs doing great things at their companies and in their communities.

Awards Continued

2016 Michigan Economic Bright Spot Award Winner Thegreenglovedryer

Each year, Corp! Magazine awards those Michigan based businesses that continue to exhibit growth, expansion and innovation.

2016 Best of Mich Business Award Winner Stellar Startup Companies

These awards honor the companies and individuals that make Michigan a great place to explore, connect and thrive.

2016 Silver go green Advertising Awards Winner

2016 Winners were honored with an award of excellence in marketing and advertising for eco-friendly, green themed marketing and advertising products and services.

2015 Best of Mich Business Award Winner Stellar Startup Companies

These awards honor the companies and individuals that make Michigan a great place to explore, connect and thrive.

"Best Kids Winter Glove Dryer" ~ from our customers

"This is the best product ever! Every mom should have one or two! I love how pack able it is, so we can take it to the cabin, or grandma & grandpa's. It's very sturdy & dourable to be kicked around in the mud room as kids trip over it. I also really like that it's made in the USA."~Melissa R.

"I was lucky enough to win one of these FANTASTIC dryers!! Although I currently live in OK and we haven't really had a need for drying our gloves, we do have a need to dry my kids shoes. We have beautiful State parks that my kids like to explore and they seem to have magnets on their shoes that draw them to each and every puddle of water in the park. I use this dryer almost daily to dry their shoes and not only does it dry them thoroughly, but also very quickly! I LOVE my Green Glove Dryer!! :)"~Chris U.