Back in February we featured Iddictive.com, a new website that showcases innovative new business ideas from around the globe. We spoke with the siteâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s founder Mark Nagurski afterward and heâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s agreed to give us a regular run down of the best new ideas featured on the site. So over to Mark âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¶
We feature a pretty diverse range of ideas on Iddictive, which means itâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s never an easy job to pick out the best of the bunch. So, after carefully considering what each idea represents in the wider economic climate and socioeconomic landscape, I decided to ignore all that and pick a few that I thought were cool.
Music Tees with a Conscience: Identitee sell t-shirts featuring anthemic lyrics from popular songs. Each lyric starts with âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ or âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢mâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº like âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬I still havenâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t found what IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢m looking forâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ from U2 or âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢m a hustler babyâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ from Jay-Z. What makes this idea really stand out is how they have partnered with other businesses to give Identitee a bit of an edge. The t-shirts are provided by Edun Live (an ethical t-shirt manufacturer started by Ali Hewson and U2âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s Bono), theyâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re sold online and through the Hard Rock CafâˆšÃ‰Â¬Â© chain, and every time you buy one you also get 10 free songs from iTunes. (Full article)
MyMillionDollarMovie.com: Frustrated with the studio system but keen to get his movie made, up and coming director Casey Walker decided to bring in a new producer âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº the public. Anyone can visit the site and become a producer (and have a say in things like casting) by buying one or more frames of the movie (at CAN $10 each). Well over 10,000 would-be movie moguls have since invested including some famous faces like super-cool film producer Kevin Smith. (Full article)
Granny Sourced Knitwear: Normally when you buy something youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ll have very little idea where it came from. French company Golden Hook is trying to change that with their innovative take on a cottage industry. Via their website you can design your own knitted hat selecting from a range of styles, colors and patterns. Once youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re finished you can then choose a real live Grandmother to knit if for you. Each Granny has a profile on the site and theyâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ll even sign it for you if you like. (Full article)
Mark Nagurski is a content writer and editor of Iddictive.com.