This week at the World of Wipes conference in Atlanta, GA, Terry Zebouni, CEO of BandZorb, LLC, shared her story of how she came to invent the world's first disposable, eco-friendly, antimicrobial and self- adhesive liners for headwear. The Jacksonville, FL-based entrepreneur and avid outdoorswomen first used pieces of pantylinersto shield her hats and visors from dirt and sweat in the hot Florida sun but soon realized a better solution was out there.
Although BandZorb has already received a number of accolades including the recognition as Best Overall New Product at January's PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL, Ms. Zebouni has had to temporarily halt supply of the product due to supply and manufacturing issues. In fact, the inventor attended WOW in the hopes of securing a new converter and manufacturer of the product.
Ms. Zebouni was just one of several entrepreneurs at WOW, there to share their stories of how they took an idea for a new wipe concept and ran with it. Donald Hatter, owner of Inner-Wipes discussed a new dispensing system that houses wet wipes in a toilet paper roll, allowing wipes to coexist with standard toilet paper; and CEO James Bahcall presented the Paper Shower, an innovative two wipe system—one wet and one dry—that can be used to clean up and dry off on the go.