First of all, let me say state that I am a huge fan of innovation. I find most 'new stuff' pretty exciting - and worringly seductive. Which is why I was surprised to be almost in tears on the tube earlier today reading a couple of articles in Metro.
There are two new products for kids/teenagers on the market. The first is UK made - a knife-proof hoodie made from Kevlar (like military body armour in Iraq), which recently protected a 15-year whilst he was slashed at a cash machine.
This is his hoodie. His back was OK, but his hands took a bit of punishment.
It would appear that "the hoodies have also proved a hit with female joggers and dog walkers - prompting makers Bladerunner to bring them out in baby blue and pink".
The second is from the US, and as this youtube promo shows, just as bleak.