Inspiration for new products can come from all different types of experience. For inventor, Karen Cholerton, her spark of inspiration was when she was cleaning out the grooves on her Ifor Williams horse trailer. She was amazed that she couldn’t find an equestrian trailer tool online that didn’t fit into the grooves to completely clean them out. Feeling frustrated, she started sketching.
Her idea evolved as she began to think about the task in hand – to do the job properly she’d need both a rake and a brush. So why not combine the two? She sketched out her idea and soon realised she could create a multi-tool but needed help to make it a reality. That’s when she met with Simple Design Works to discuss her idea.