FOF Harriet Campbell is giving away six sets of her BowlOvers–clever, reusable covers that go over bowls and store your leftovers! Enter to win by answering this question in the comments below: Which set of BowlOvers would you most like to win?
Harriet Campbell, an FOF from the U.K, worked in merchandising for a home decor website much of her adult career. Her job exposed her to many products, but she found that she wasn’t satisfied with anything on the market for storing food. “I wanted something that you could cover your leftovers with like cling wrap, but that you could wash and reuse,” says Harriet. One day, as Harriet watched her husband cover a saucepan of potatoes with a tea towel to keep them fresh, she had an a-Ha! moment. Her idea was to create a set of different-sized covers that adhere to bowls using an elastic band. The covers would be adorned with sayings and themes for different occasions.
Harriet worked with a designer to give her product a vintage feel. The designer, also inadvertently gave Harriet the idea for the product’s name. “She was working late on some designs and emailed them over with a spelling error–she missed the C in ‘Covers,’” says Harriet. “The moment I saw it I knew that was the name–BowlOvers! You can be ‘bowled over’ by the idea, and they go over bowls!”
Harriet found a manufacturer in China to mass produce her BowlOvers. She already knew that she wanted her product to be microwaveable for reheating leftovers or to steaming vegetables. She also wanted them to be 100% machine washable. The manufacturer came up with some additional adjustments that Harriet hadn’t thought of, such as putting holes in them for safer reheating, and adding washing instructions on each one.
Harriet officially launched BowlOvers in March of last year. She sold 15,000 in the U.K. her first year and is hoping to double sales this year since launching her U.S. retail site this past summer.
“You can use them to keep food covered before a party, or when you are eating outside and want to protect your food from flies,” says Harriet. BowlOvers are also perfect for FOFs. “As people get older it gets harder to tear the cling wrap evenly off the roll,” says Harriet. “BowlOvers are a much more attractive alternative to cling wrap. They’re reusable, so you’re not contributing to landfills. While cling wrap won’t adhere to plastic bowls, BowlOvers fit over any type of bowl.”
Enter to win a set of BowlOvers by answering this question in the comments below: Which set of BowlOvers would you most like to win?