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KK Gregory - Wristies

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KK Gregory is the ten year old kid inventor of Wristies.

In 1994, Kathryn Gregory, now a teenager from Bedford, Massachusetts, became an inventor and an entrepreneur at the age of ten.

Kathryn invented and trademarked Wristies. Wristies are protective winter gear that are designed to be worn under your coat and gloves that block the snow, wind, and cold from entering any unprotected gaps.

Also while a kid inventor, Kathryn Gregory started Wristies, Inc., a company to manufacture and sell Wristies. The young entrepreneur, has made deals with the Girl Scouts, Federal Express, and McDonald's. In 1997, Kathryn Gregory became the youngest person to sell on QVC, the television shopping show.

How Wristies were invented

According to Wristies, "On a cold and snowy winter's day, 10 year old K-K Gregory was out building a snow fort when her wrists started to hurt because they were cold and wet. She remedied the problem by inventing Wristies, and wore them under her coat and mittens.*

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