8/1/2014 5:06:30 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Loom Bands are trendy and children’s current favourities. But making items from these colourful rubber bands is not child’s play.
Recently a dress made entirely from loom bands was sold on the online auction site eBay for £170,000 (S$358,000).
British woman Kathryn Burnand spent three-and-a-half weeks weaving her loom band dress which was originally priced at little more than $80.
But after going on eBay, it attracted bids from over 135 countries, landing Burnand and the friend who put it up for auction with a staggering windfall.
Loom bands were invented in the US four years ago by Malaysian immigrant Cheong Choon Ng, then a crash-test engineer in Detroit, who got the idea after seeing his daughters making bracelets out of elastic bands.
Emmanuel and Morgane Laurencon from Brittany in northwestern France are among those who have successfully jumped into the loom bands business. The family now have the exclusive rights to sell Ng's Rainbow Loom products in France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland. Today the Laurencons, record an annual turnover of just over a million dollars.