Non-woven Sweatband – Disposable
Category: Sports accessories, work, comfort, safety, disposable, control, clothes
Problem: When working outside in the summer, I found it very helpful to have a sweatband of some kind to keep the perspiration from dripping into my eyes. However, the sweatbands would become soaked and I would wring them out. They would become dirty and I would wash them.
Action: I took some non-woven paper towel, folded it over and over and over into a band, and then tied it around my head. It was very absorbent and of course, it was disposable.
Result: It worked OK, except that the paper towel was weak around the perforations. I had to be careful about how tight I tied it.
Additional Thoughts: If this was made out of a continuous non-woven material, then people could just cut off or tear off with some perforations (like waxed paper) to use, it would always be clean, it really absorbs well, and of course is disposable.
When idea was conceived: 1993
How much time it took to develop: 30 minutes
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: In development
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