There was a very particular moment back in the early 2000s when yellow rubber bracelets suddenly started appearing on everyone’s wrists.
This was the Livestrong bracelet, an initiative by the Lance Armstrong Foundation to raise money for cancer research. If you had one, you wore it with pride to show your support for the cause. If you didn’t have one, you can be sure that you were plotting how to get one.
By the end of 2010, the Lance Armstrong Foundation had raised $43 million for cancer research – and a big part of this came from sales of Livestrong bracelets.
Since then, rubber bracelets have proliferated as a powerful fundraising and marketing tool. But they’re so much more than that.
Maybe you’ve never thought much about rubber bracelets before. Fortunately for you, we’ve come up with a list of 15 cool things to know about rubber bracelets.
1. Show Your Support for a Cause
People are sure to notice a brightly colored rubber bracelet around your wrist. When they look a bit closer, they’ll see a powerful message printed or engraved into the bracelet.
It’s a quick and easy way to get your message out into the world, and helps to maximize the number of people who connect with your cause.
People will come to associate the color and style of your wristband with your cause, creating a strong visual link to your message.
2. Fundraising with Rubber Bracelets
The low cost of rubber bracelets means that you can make a lot for very little money. By giving them to members of the public in exchange for a donation, you’ve got yourself a clear and simple fundraising campaign that’ll build loyalty to your cause or brand.
People will usually pay more than the suggested donation, making them a great way to get a high return on a small initial investment.
3. Fundraising Goes Beyond Selling Wristbands
Selling wristbands is a tried-and-true method for raising money, but it’s not the only way that wristbands can help you meet your fundraising goals.
At fundraising events, you can create wristbands in multiple colors and give prizes to people who collect the full set.
Or you can partner with local businesses to offer a discount for anyone wearing your wristband.
4. Promote Your Business
Could rubber bracelets be the promotional T-shirt of the 21st century?
Not only are bracelets cheaper to produce, but they’re more versatile, and people can wear them every day.
You can also give them away at business conferences to remind people of your product or service.
5. Rubber Bracelets for Festivals
Rubber bracelets are a great tool for managing large events.
By giving people rubber bracelets when they buy tickets, it’s easy to make sure that no one sneaks in.
You can even color code the bracelets to help manage different sections of attendees.
6. Medical Alert Bracelets
Rubber bracelets aren’t just a fun accessory; they can also serve a practical purpose.
Perhaps you’ve seen people wearing metal bracelets showing that they have an allergy to a medication.
Hard metal can cut into the skin, and sometimes busy medical professionals might not notice a thin metal chain around someone’s wrist.
Not only is silicone a much more comfortable option, but the bold colors of rubber bracelets can also make them more visible to hospital staff.
7. Customized for Your Needs
When choosing a color and style, the sky’s the limit with our customized rubber bracelets.
We offer four different width options, single- and multi-colored bracelets, and a range of designs for making your text stand out.
8. Non-Toxic & Non-Allergenic Silicone
All our bracelets are made with 100% silicone. This non-allergenic, latex-free material can be thought of as a hybrid between rubber and plastic.
It’s completely safe, non-toxic, and gives you a whole range of options in designing your bracelets.
9. A Rainbow of Colors
Our rubber bracelets can be made in over 1,000 customized colors using the Pantone Color Matching System.
You can also choose bracelets with multiple different color segments, as well as swirled designs.
10. Make That Message Stand Out
You’ve thought hard about what you want your rubber bracelets to say. We’re here to help you make sure your message stands out.
Our ink-filled wristbands are the highest quality rubber bracelets on the market today. To make these, we first carve out words into the wristband and then fill them in with the colored ink of your choice.
If you want a simpler, monochromatic look, we’ve got you covered there too.
Debossing is a technique that makes the words appear engraved into the wristband. Embossing, by contrast, makes the words appear to rise out of the wristband.
11. Glow in the Dark
Did you know that our rubber bracelets can glow in the dark?
This makes them a great accessory for parties. Imagine all your guests dancing, pumping their fists to the music while wearing glow-in-the-dark wristbands.
Glow-in-the-dark bracelets not only look cool, but can also help to make sure that children stay safe when they’re playing in the dark.
12. Get Creative with Styling
With so many design options for rubber bracelets, they make a fun way to express your personal style.
Stack them up to create a rainbow effect. Add a bold pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.
13. A Gender-Neutral Accessory
Anyone can wear a rubber bracelet!
Women, men, and children alike enjoy wearing accessories with a special meaning.
14. A Rubber Bracelet for Every Cause and Occasion
We’ve made rubber bracelets to raise awareness of breast cancer, AIDS, anti-bullying, school fundraisers, and church events.
Add this to all the uses of rubber bracelets at fundraising events, conferences, festivals, and parties.
The list of possible uses for rubber bracelets is endless.
15. Reusing Your Old Rubber Bracelets
Even after you’re done wearing them, there are tons of ways to reuse your old rubber bracelets.
The flexible silicone can be repurposed into a great kitchen tool for opening jars. Rubber bracelets can also make cool, colorful keychains and bookmarks.
You can get creative with your ways to reuse your rubber bracelets, and by recycling them, you’re helping the environment!
What Are You Waiting For?
Rubber bracelets are a powerful tool for raising funds for a cause, showing your support for a movement, or managing events.
Place your order today, and we’ll make sure that you have your bracelets in just a few days!