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Digital Clothes Sizing Printer Friendly Version
How many people return clothes because they are the wrong size? Whether you are buying clothes for yourself or someone else, online or on the high street getting the right size is very important. The fact that people often change size, and that many clothes shops use a proprietary sizing system makes this even harder.
I propose a low cost 'webcam and laser line' appliance that projects an infra-red laser beam onto a customer's body and calculates accurate and complete measurements from its readings. It would only have to be accurate to the nearest size, so the scanning time would be minimal - only a few seconds. Low cost laser scanners do exist (search for DAVID 3D scanner, but they are far too detailed for this purpose, use the wrong frequency of light, and to be truly user friendly would need to be integrated in a single program. Once obtained, measurements could be shared amongst shops and an account (which could be accessed by online shops) could be created. As long as clothes retailers can provide accurate details of their sizing to the database, you could get the right size every time.
Advantages to the consumer: always get the right size for yourself, or (with permission to use their account) someone else, wherever you buy clothes. Time saved returning items.
Advantages to the retailer: improved revenues, greatly reduced return rates. Novelty of accurate sizing attracts more customers. Shops with the technology could even charge customers to create a sizing account on their behalf.
Reward: If anyone has any idea how to write the algorithms that are required for triangulatory laser scanning, let me know! 

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Hair dye that never grows out Printer Friendly Version
You know that permanant hair dye grows out after a while, and you get those roots showing through? My idea is to invent a hair dye that not only penetrates the hair cuticle, but actually leaves a micro sac of dye fluid just underneath the skin, in the oil sac of the hair. This way, when the hair growss, the friction would burst the sac, causing the dye to be released and the hair would grow out of your head already coloured! The hair would only need to be dyed every 4 months.

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George Gillmer
Mix and match bras Printer Friendly Version
Bras can be made with both, a regular clasp on the back or a clasp on the front. Bras of different colors can be mixed, according to ones mood of the day. One can have a black on the right and a white on the left for example.
Perhaps striped panties could be sold with the bras. The bras would only be sold single-coloured, so that one would have to buy at least two, in order to mix colors. This would generate more sales.
If, for instance, black and white striped panties were sold with black or white bras one could still have matching bra and panty, no matter what combination is chosen. This could work with many colors and styles.

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