Lynda Loveland: What 'looms' ahead?
Posted August 28, 2013
I need one great idea and then I can retire.
First we spent money on Silly Bandz. Now it's all Rainbow Loom, all the time. I betcha I have five necklaces, seven rings and at least a dozen bracelets. I find those little rubber bands everywhere, even outside where my dogs proved they're not bio-degradeable.
As a parent, don't you sit there and think, "Dang, why don't I come up with the next big kid craze?" All you need is one thing, like a one-hit wonder on the radio!
Have you heard about the guy who invented the loom? He's a Malaysian immigrant who convinced his wife to invest their life savings of $11,000. The first year there were all kinds of manufacturing problems and no one would buy his product.
Then, last July, a Learning Express store in Georgia bought it and in no time they were flying off the shelves. He's sold more than a million looms! CHA-CHING!!!
It's time to start brainstorming. First one to the patent office wins!
BTW, if the loom hook doesn't work well or is too big, try a good old fashioned crochet hook. My daughter likes it much better. Maybe I should rename it and sell it ...