How the Pumpkin Spice Product Trend Inspired These Fall Inventions
With the seasons changing and summer transitions to fall, comes everyone’s favorite fall trends. From layering clothes, fashion, warm drinks to boots, a noticeable shift arrives in everyone’s seasonal lifestyle. As people rev up for cozy season, a cult favorite comes back for the fall season, the pumpkin spice craze. Over the past few years, pumpkin spice has risen in popularity, as both consumers have created a cult following for the seasonal favorite and brands have invested in creating and releasing products following the new craze. As with most trends, what might have started out as drink flavour typically cascades into businesses and innovators finding ways to make products out of anything that trends, and that is no different with the pumpkin spice craze. Below we’ve listed some of best inventions made from pumpkin spice craze that shows product trends make a big impact within the product design and business world.
Following a Product Trend to Your Home
Air fresheners are nothing new to the product world, however, the efforts and creativity that go behind each scent these home staple provide are what keep a dedicated audience. The fall season is notoriously known for integrating a ‘warm and cozy’ mood and atmosphere to everyone’s lives, and what better way to do that than with these Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners. As scent is the closest sense to taste, the best way to keep the pumpkin spice momentum going for pumpkin spice fans is to have their whole house smelling like the popular flavor! Spreading your products range to take part in product trends and creating a seasonal invention is a great way to market to consumers during the seasonal switch as it not only takes advantage of any popular trends, but also can spread awareness to consumer about your main product, bringing them back to use your regular non-seasonal products once the festive season ends!
How a Product Trend Transcends into Different Markets
A huge market worth investing in is the pet market. It’s no surprise that those with pets consider their loyal companions as a part of the family, and for this reason find joy in purchasing novelty items for their pet. Once the season begins to become colder, pet owners find themselves consumed with their pet’s health and well-being as colder temperatures could weigh down the health of their pets. From dog sweaters, to pet shoes and festive collars, pet owners find more joy than normal in supplying their furry friends with cute, festive items. For this reason, it’s no surprise that a Pumpkin Spice Latte Dog Toy was created to mimic the trend of pumpkin spice latte season. Now owners and their dogs can be matching with their identical lattes for the fall, proving the popularity of this product trend.
Pumpkin Spice-Flavored SPAM Lunch Meat
When a product trend comes into the product world, it becomes a great time for companies to take advantage of the trend and release products that can profit as much as possible during the wave of the trend. Although a lot of odd inventions can come out of a current product trend, the appeal giving traditional foods and new unconventional flavour following the any current product trends typically incites consumers and audiences’ curiosities. As such, a pumpkin spice flavoured SPAM is the result of a seasonal limited-edition item that is perfect for pumpkin spice fans to try out during the fall season. Although it may seem that the flavour may be unconventional and questionable to audiences, the oddity of the flavour can possible bring more traction to consumers as their curiosity for how the notoriously popular food staple will taste with a new flavor.
Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Eye Palette Collection
The beauty industry is one of the fastest and constantly changing industries yet. The industry essential almost runs and relies on new trends to continue to create making new products that are based on what consumers are most interested in for their new look. As beauty trends evolve and change over time – one thing stays constant, beauty looks made for specific season. As the seasons get colder, beauty trends follow suite as more vampy or warm toned looks come back into the beauty realm. With this shift, beauty companies begin to release products themed for the holiday seasons as the most profitable time of the year for beauty comes closer. As such, companies like Too Faced, have taken advantage of the product trend of pumpkin spice, and created a Pumpkin Spice Eye Palette featuring warm tones that mimic the feeling and fall aesthetic of the drink. The opportunity of creating an eye palette following a product trend can be proven to beneficial as the product makes for a great gift, as well as beauty product for those looking to match their makeup looks with the season’s trends.
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Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
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