Toronto Mompreneur Leigh Meadows and her Smart Hangers

The much anticipated CBC Dragons Den Greenvention Contest finally aired on June 7, 2010 with the announcement of the three finalists.

Leigh Meadows,  a UK immigrant who came to Canada in 1995 wowed the CBC Dragons with her concept of a cost-effective advertising platform using recyclable cardboard hangers won second place.

The Smart Hanger is  functionally superior and aesthetically more pleasing than wire or plastic hangers.  It  is completely recyclable through major city’s blue bin recycling program, whereas plastic and other paperboard hangers do not meet recycling standards, and along with more than 90% of wire hangers about 300 million a year end up in landfills across Canada.

It’s really cute that the sample Leigh Meadows handed to the Dragons bear the CBC Dragons Den advertising. The Dragons were visibly impressed with the her powerful concept to the extent that they struggled over the decision as to who should win the greenvention grand prize of $100,000.  The Smart Hangers have a big potential to send the “Save the earth” message because of its very practical application.

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One Response to “Toronto Mompreneur Leigh Meadows and her Smart Hangers”

  1. Cinnamon says:

    What is really appealing about the Smart Hanger is the friendly alternative to the wire hangers and the amount of harmful metal waste that can be eliminated. Bravo to a Canadian invention.

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