RainStick named to TIME’s list of best inventions of 2023

RainStick is a WiFi-enabled shower appliance that offers water and energy savings and provides a customizable experience.

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RainStick, a shower appliance for residential and commercial spaces, was among the 200 innovations that made TIME’s annual list of Best Inventions of 2023.

RainStick Shower is a Canadian clean technology company founded in 2019 which aims to revolutionize the water technology space by creating products that reduce domestic water and energy waste. The company’s mission is to “allow individuals to live a sustainable lifestyle without compromise.”

RainStick aims to address the issues of water and energy conservation across North America by offering 80 per cent water savings, up to 80 per cent energy savings and two times the standard flow rate. Along with containing a built-in self-cleaning system, there is also an app for the product where users can monitor savings and maintenance, and customize their shower experiences to suit their preferences.

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“We don’t want people to think that sustainability has to be about making sacrifices. RainStick provides an elevated experience with increased water pressure that is only possible thanks to its sustainable, re-circulating design. It doesn’t use greywater and only uses .5 GPM, while providing a luxurious 3 GPM from the showerhead – so it’s fully compliant. To make a real difference, this has to be a scalable, accessible product, and that’s where we are now,” said Alisha McFetridge, CEO and co-founder of RainStick Shower. “We are so grateful for TIME’s recognition for our re-invention of the way we all shower.”

Product nominations were solicited from TIME’s editors and correspondents across the globe who payed close attention to fields such as AI, green energy, and sustainability.

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“The result is a list of 200 groundbreaking inventions – including the world’s most powerful supercomputer, a game-changing entertainment venue, and a new shape – that are changing how we live, work, play, and think about what’s possible,” wrote TIME editors about the new list.

To see the full list of inventions, click here.