A mobility retailer has won a magnum of champagne for its staff at Christmas in a competition to guess the mystery fabrics which make up a bizarre dress.
The outfit comprises a mix of non-slip carpet material, bathroom matting and shelf-liner used around the home.
But these components have floored countless entrants over the last year when the contest has been run by non-slip specialist Isagi Ltd at Trade Shows across the country – with no one guessing the full range of materials.
That was until Purchasing Manager Desma Weeks and MD Duncan Gillett of Clearwell Mobility walked over to Isagi’s stand at Trade Days in Birmingham in October.
“They worked it out and got it absolutely correct. It was the first time anybody has got it all right since we ran the competition,”said Isagi MD Andrew Guilbert, “I was impressed.”
In fact, he was so impressed that he drove the prize bubbly from his base in Bucks to Clearwell’s headquarters in Burgess Hill, Sussex.
Desma said the garment was ingenious, and added: “I thought it was great. If I was a few years younger, I would have wanted to wear it!”
The champagne will now be shared with staff at the mobility firm’s Christmas party.
The outfit itself was the idea of young fashion designer Ana Ogun-Sanya who merged the bizarre mix of Isagi fabrics to create a similar dress that won her an award for innovative use of crystal. Ana’s award was given during the Royal College of Art’s Fashion Postgraduate Show in London, delighting Isagi who helped her with sponsorship to create the unique piece of clothing.