{Giveaway} Win 3 products invented by FOFs!

Meet 3 FOFs and enter to win their brilliant inventions.

To enter, answer in the comments, below: What invention has you constantly saying, “I wish I thought of that”?

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Jill Fisher
Microdry Products

FOF Jill Fisher was the creative director at a brand development agency when she first came across the fabric that would become, Microdry. Her agency’s founder and CEO, Iain Scorgie, returned from China; after eighteen months developing towel-like material, which they would eventually patent; as it felt like velvet and was super absorbent.  Jill saw the potential: “Before then, towels were either soft or absorbent,” she remembers. She and her team named it Microdry, and used it to create a line of consumer products, starting with baby bathrobes in 2005. They were a hit. Today, the company manufactures adult robes, hair towels, bath pillows and their best-selling item to date…the Microdry memory foam bath mat.

Win: A trio of Jill’s super-soft, quick-dry Microdry bath products: a luxury hair turban, memory foam bath pillow and memory foam bath mat.

Melanie Mayron
Mayron’s Goods

Twelve years ago, expectant mom and former thirtysomething actress Melanie Mayron was having difficulty finding chemical-free baby products. “No one was talkin’ ‘natural’ then,” says Melanie. She’s since spent over a decade developing her all-natural baby skincare line, Mayron’s Goods, with the help of her Dad, a pharmaceutical chemist, and her actress friends, who tested the products on their own children!  Our Best Barrier and Diaper Cream, was Melanie’s first bestseller… Newly launched are a body oil, body milk, chapped cheek and lip protector and more. “You don’t have to be a baby to use it. After all, we’re all somebody’s baby,” says Melanie. Read Melanie’s full story, here.

Win: A gift set of beauty products from Melanie’s all-natural skincare line, Mayron’s Goods


Bonnie Steen
Roots Only

FOF Bonnie Steen spent years dying her hair at home to save money and time. Then a hairstylist friend told her she was seriously damaging her hair by repeatedly dying the whole shaft instead of just the roots. So she came up with an idea . . .

“I was combing out my tangles with a hair pick and suddenly thought ‘If this were hollow, you could attach a bottle of hair color to the handle and squeeze it out through the teeth,” says Bonnie. “You’d be able to comb and apply color to just the roots in one action.” Her husband Claude created the first prototype for the hair-color applicator comb in 1994. Now, Bonnie’s brainchild, Roots Only, is sold in over 4,000 Wal-Mart stores coast to coast. Read, Bonnie’s full (amazing) story, here.

Win: Roots Only, Bonnie’s hair color applicator comb.

To enter to win these 3 products invented by FOFs, answer in the comments below: What invention has you saying, “I wish I thought of that”?

(See all our past winners, here.)
(See official rules, here.)

Contest closes February 24, 2011

{Giveaway} Knitting Project Kit: Reversible Cable Cowl

FOF Linda Morse is giving away a knitting kit from her store String NY. It includes a pattern and all the luscious, 100% Italian cashmere yarn you need to make this chic, reversible cable cowl. Don’t know how to knit? Linda will have one of her master-knitters hand stitch the cowl for you instead. A $128 value!

String NY is the “best knitting store in the world,” according to FabOverFifty.com founder, Geri. Located in New York City and online, String has a mind-blowing selection of luxe cashmere yarn and exclusive “String Originals,” patterns created by in-house designer Lidia Karabinech (who formerly headed up the black label designs of Donna Karan and Ellen Tracy).

To enter, check out the color options, then comment below and answer: Which color would you knit or wear? (See all our past winners, here.)

Contest closes October 21, 2010.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.