Choon Ng (Rainbow Loom Inventor)

Grand Circus - 1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit, 48226 Detroit
Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Choon Ng, a Malaysian immigrant, wasn’t even thinking about entering the toy market. He simply wanted to share the experience of making bracelets out of rubber bands with his daughters. But his fingers were too big. He engineerd a contraption by creating three rows of pushpins. By wrapping rubber bands around the pushpins in geometric patters and then pulling them off, he was able to create more elaborate rubber-band bracelets than his daughters could make by hand. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, look at this. I just discovered a new craft right in front of me,’” Ng said.Today, the kit is now selling at Michaels Stores, an arts and craft retailer with over 1,100 locations in the U.S. and Canada. “It’s selling 10 times faster than the Michaels’ previous kids’ best seller,” said Philo Pappas, executive vice president of category management at Michaels Stores Inc. “Every basement inventor has the fantasy that his invention will go big,” admits Ng, who quit his day job at Nissan to run his company, full-time, and has now sold over a million Rainbow Looms. Please see the original article on FastCompany.com  

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  • Choon Ng

    Choon Ng

    Rainbow Loom Inventor

    Choon Ng, a Malaysian immigrant, wasn’t even thinking about entering the toy market. He simply wanted to share the experience of making bracelets out of rubber bands with his daughters

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  • When

    Thursday, Mar 27
    6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

    Where

    Grand Circus
    1570 Woodward Avenue
    48226 Detroit

    Grand Circus
    1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit48226

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