SHEFFIELD, England, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideasbynet, the Sheffield based promotional gifts company, has announced it will soon be stocking this season's safer alternative to the controversial snood - Tuggz.
Ideasbynet welcomed Sepp Blatter's decision to ban the snood from professional football pitches. The FIFA president claimed the snood, if tugged upon by another player, "can be dangerous, even like hanging somebody".
The danger Blatter describes is experienced by amateur footballers all over the country. The son of Peter Howarth, Ideasbynet's Managing Director, is one such amateur footballer. Miles Howarth, a 16 year-old sixth form student and aspiring entrepreneur, originally pitched the idea of Tuggz to his father several months ago. A prototype has been developed, coinciding with Blatter's ruling and offering a real alternative to the snood - reducing the danger but not the warmth.
Tuggz has been streamlined so it is more difficult to grip. However, if another player is successful in taking hold, the garment's multi-stress 'Tugg-points' will cause the Tuggz to detach and come away from the neck, without the risk of choking.
Tuggz is manufactured from closed-cell foamed neoprene with a micro-fleece lining, making it comfortable, warm and water-resistant; perfect for a football season in England. The innovative Tuggz will stay firmly in place during a high-octane game, only coming loose when tugged.
Byron Metzger-Edwards, member of the Ideasbynet team and keen footballer said: "I would definitely use Tuggz over a Snood. If someone does grab you it detaches straightaway, and conclusively shows the referee who's in the wrong."
Tuggz will eventually be available in a range of sizes so young fans of Carlos Tevez or Samir Nasri will be able to emulate their heroes stylishly and safely.
Ideasbynet is part of a marketing services group formed in 1985 that has evolved to become the market leaders and one of the most trusted names for promotional product ideas including promotional pens & pencils, promotional gift ideas, printed carrier bags, promotional clothing and other branded promotional products.
Ideasbynet.com was the first UK company to make business gifts and promotional products instantly more accessible over the internet. With Ideasbynet, one hour quotations, product availability, free virtual samples and professional design services, are only a click away.
Strenuous efforts are made to ensure all products promoted on the website are manufactured in an ethical and fair way. Wherever possible, it is Ideasbynet's policy to favour promotional products manufactured using environmentally responsible techniques and utilising recyclable materials.
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