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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Perfume-holding jewelry enables fragrance reapplication on the go
Jewelry and fragrances are often put on at the same time, so it makes sense to combine the two. In the past, we’ve seen Perfumetools enable those allergic to perfume chemicals to wear a scent housed in necklace pendants, and now OBO is similarly embedding fragrance capsules into necklaces and bracelets, allowing wearers to easily reapply their perfume when they need it. READ MORE…
Drinkable sunscreen protects the skin after swallowing
Regular readers of Springwise may remember the Netherlands’ Swallowable Parfum— an ingestible perfume that emits fragrance from the skin. Following a similar concept, Osmosis Skincare has now created Harmonized H2O, a potable solution that provides the same amount of protection as sunscreen in one mouthful. READ MORE…
3D-printed makeup is created from color hex codes
We’ve already seen 3D printing enable consumers to create their own jewelry courtesy of startups such as Zazzy in the Netherlands. But what about cosmetics? Mink is a 3D printer that lets anyone print their own makeup by choosing a color from their computer. READ MORE…
Shaving kit is optimized for the needs of black men
The standard model for mass market shaving products is that the greater the number of blades, the better. But for people with coarse and curly hair, this can often lead to razor bumps and discomfort. Bevel is a new five-piece shaving kit that is specifically designed with black consumers in mind. READ MORE…
Mobile sauna enables surfers to brave freezing temperatures
While many surfers might make use of innovations such as Spain’s Spotfav — which uses crowdsourced webcam feeds to let users check the weather at the beach before they head there — some surfers are more than willing to catch a wave in the middle of the winter. Now, those surfers can avoid suffering the cold for longer than they have to with the customizable Surf Sauna, a heated cabin that can be transported to any beach. READ MORE…
High-end fashion items collect and store solar energy
The importance of our smartphones has led to charging points being installed in a number of outdoor places, from parasols to handbags. Now a Netherlands-based fashion designer has created Wearable Solar, a range of high-end garments that feature solar panels, enabling wearers to charge a mobile device. READ MORE…
Customizable jewelry range features a smart rape alarm
While wearable tech can often offer great practical uses, consumers won’t go for it if they think it looks silly — take the backlash against Google Glass, for example. Taking this into consideration, Cuff is a new collection of stylish jewelry products that come with a discreet and detachable Bluetooth module that, when pressed, lets friends and family know if wearers are in trouble. READ MORE…
Fashion agency only uses hipster models
The fashion industry has come under fire for its increasing use of ultra-thin models, which promote false ideals and don’t represent the body shape of the majority of consumers. In the past we’ve seen China’s Vancl Star app enable its own customers to model their clothes, and now London-based Anti-Agency is offering a roster of unusual, creative and punky models to give fashion campaigns a more ‘real’ edge. READ MORE…
Social fashion app crowdsources clothing ID and recommendations
Finding out information about a stylish garment found in a photo or spotted on the street can sometimes be a pain, and while visual search — as used by apps like Snap Fashion — is getting better, it’s not always accurate. ASAP54 is an app that taps both the masses and fashion experts for clothing identification and personalized recommendations. READ MORE…
Jacket helps airline passengers dodge luggage fees
Baggage can be a contentious issue at airports, with passengers often facing extra fees if they go over the limit for any checked-in luggage. Last year, Samoa Air even became the first airline to introduce a pay-by-weight system for its customers. Offering a cheeky solution for consumers hoping to avoid these fees, Bulgaria’s Jaktogo is a lightweight jacket that can help passengers ‘smuggle’ 10kg of extra luggage into airplanes. READ MORE…
Flexible filament makes 3D-printed sneakers a possibility
3D printing has has already set alight a huge community of entrepreneurs who have used the technology to create print-on-demand medical supplies and even food, and the technology is constantly improving, whether its the printing process itself or the material that can be used. A new kind of elastic filament called Filaflex is enabling more complex designs such as the Sneakerbot II 3D-printed shoes. READ MORE…
Personalized fashion store hides clothes that won’t fit
Anyone who’s ever ordered clothes online knows that getting an item that fits is by all means hit and miss. Brands such as Stantt and Threadmason have in recent times introduced up to 50 different size options to cater for the varying shapes of the human body, and now Fitbay is an online fashion discovery service that promises to only show users items that fit their body. READ MORE…
Gymwear with built-in fitness tracking tech reaches pre-order launch
Consumers’ exercise regimes have been forever changed by fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Nike+ products, but these small devices don’t tell the whole story of what’s going on in different parts of the body during a workout. Now available for pre-order, Athos is a workout kit with embedded sensors that offer detailed and precise data about muscle growth and technique. READ MORE…
Jeans are made by prison inmates
In the UK there are 85,000 prisoners, but only 10,000 of them are doing valuable work with their time. In order to change this, Gaolhouse Denim is now collaborating with a number of British inmates, giving them meaningful, paid work while also creating premium jeans for consumers. READ MORE…
This jacket could save your life
For those pitting themselves against the elements, practical clothing isn’t just useful, it can be lifesaving. While it may not be able to stop gunfire, like Garrison Bespoke’s Bulletproof Suit, the Life Tech jacket from Seymourpowell is designed to double as an extreme survival kit that uses smart tech to help wearers in a variety of dangerous situations. READ MORE…