Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Silicone bracelets and wristbands are a popular fashion accessory. They can display one's sympathy for a particular cause or raise awareness for an individual charity. These brightly colored silicone bracelets can be worn by people of all ages to promote a business, for sports events, music promotions or sold to raise money for the fight against diseases like breast cancer, AIDS or arthritis.
In 2004, Lance Armstrong's Livestrong campaign made these bracelets popular and pushed them into the mainstream to raise money for patients who were fighting cancer. Many of the individuals sporting these yellow silicone wristbands were themselves cancer patients.
What do Each Color of Silicone Wristbands Signify?
The first silicone Livestrong bands were bright yellow, but that has changed and these days the bracelets come in virtually every color or color combination that one can think of. Different charities and institutions have claimed their own distinctive color. The campaign to raise funds for victims of tsunami used red bands. Breast cancer awareness bands were pink and the armed forces support bracelets are colored green. A silicone wristband can come in many different styles such as glitter, tangled band, color stripes, color core & filled or variegated and they can be embossed or printed with any name or company or organizational slogan. They can even carry inspirational messages.
Uses of Silicone Bracelets
These days, the wristbands serve a variety of functions. Inpatients who suffer from allergies might be issued a wristband by the hospital to inform the medical staff. The color of the bracelet is determined by the particular allergy. Silicone wristbands are worn at conventions, concerts or other public functions. They have been issued at nightclubs and discotheques to identify guests at the door or in crowd control. Silicone bracelets are often printed up to advertise a school club or event.
Where to Buy Silicone Bracelets from?
One will find a number of companies online that sell customized silicone wristbands in any color he/she can think of. Be sure to check the policies for any minimum purchase requirements. Also be certain that the bracelets ordered are made from 100% silicone. Some wristbands are made with a combination of silicone and other ingredients. These bracelets may be less expensive, but they will not be as durable and will break easily if there is any logo or design embossed into the material.