At The Grommet, we truly believe that every purchase is an act of citizenship. That's why we launch undiscovered products and help them succeed. Our Grommets aren't just things. Grommets are products with a purpose invented by people with stories. Browse our Citizens Gallery to learn about these ideas or post your own. Buy differently.
What is a Grommet?
We launch undiscovered products and help them succeed; we call them Grommets. Grommets aren't just things. Grommets are products with a purpose invented by people with stories. Buy differently.
All Grommets come from companies that are innovating in their particular domain. They also have a rich and often inspiring story to share.
These products are under-discovered either because they are brand new or because they are only known in a specialist community or a specific region of the world. When we “meet” them, these future Grommets are ready to find a bigger audience.
We pay special attention to underrepresented entrepreneurs: People under age 25, people over age 65, and women of all ages. These entrepreneurs tend to have a harder time raising capital and striking partnerships because their profile does not match the typical stereotype of a successful company.
The founders and creators of Grommets also tend to be building businesses that align with one or more of these values:
- Preserving a handcraft
- Solving a problem in a fresh way
- Creating jobs in a struggling or developing region
- Building a social enterprise
- Fostering green and eco-friendly practices
- Made in the USA
- Inventing a new technology
Got a great Grommet idea? Tell us about it