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This innovation initially came to life when…

I heard people out and about saying they wanted to wear their doona, plus a friend of mine with Cystic Fibrosis had always wanted to create a doona suit as he spent lots of time at home on the couch. I was also very jealous of young children and their comfy clothing. My sister -in-law made me a prototype and the suit was born.

WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

People wanted to be able to wear their doona to remain warm and have the comfort a doona creates. I solved the warmth/comfort problem for people who wanted to really relax on the couch, but also be mobile.

It does this by…

It is basically a sheet of doona/duvet turned into a jacket and pants — replicating the duvet off the bed. It has the feel of the duvet, keeps you warm like a duvet (body warmth heats the air), but you can get up to go to the kitchen or bathroom and remain warm.

PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

It takes the traditional doona/duvet and makes it mobile, with a few additional benefit like pockets and the ability to regulate the temperature by only wearing the jacket or pants. It is also an alternative to a pair of tracksuit pants and a jumper, or a blanket. It is soft and warm like a doona, but mobile.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

They can wear it on the couch, to bed, outside. It has pockets so you can get out and about, or simply get out of bed and put it on to relocate to the couch. Great for breastfeeding mums.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Taking the doona off the bed and then dragging it around the house to go to the kitchen, bathroom, outside and having it falling off — therefore getting cold and dirtying your doona. Or people can wear normal clothing, but it usually is a bit rough and has coatings that aren’t as soft.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Doonas/duvets, blankets, ski gear, tracksuit pants and jumpers.

TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Currently both genders, 16-60 years old. Anyone that wants to stay warm and comfy. A kids range is being worked on. It’s also great for people in hospital, cancer patients (who feel the cold due to the drugs), people with arthritis, older people with bad circulation, homeless people.

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY

It is available for sale through…

www.lazypatch.com
Also looking to get into retailers in 2011.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Mass marketing through TV and radio ads, editorial, PR, and social media.

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