Lanyards & Wristbands facts
When were lanyards first invented?
Lanyards were first mentioned by the French in the 1400s, and were later used in France’s military for securing whistles, guns and swords.
The role of Personalized Wristbands
Printed Wristbands can be manufactured from various materials, with each material usually denoting a different use. Silicone wristbands (like our best selling Silicone Bracelet) are best known for advertising charitable causes or charity events, used by the most prominent charities to get their message seen on the move, showing support for the cause to any who catch a glimpse. This style of wristband is also used as wearable merchandise to promote bands, venues or popular phrases.
How did wristbands become popular?
The idea of using the wristband as a means of supporting a movement was popularized by cyclist Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong brand. In May 2004, the yellow gel bracelet was launched as a fundraising item, in what was a collaboration between the Livestrong Foundation and Nike. The color is in reference to the yellow jersey, which is worn by the Tour de France leader. Over the course of many years, 80 million yellow bands would be sold.
What are the main type of wristbands?
Red - AIDS and HIV, heart disease and various other medical conditions
Orange - Hunger, cultural diversity, animals
Yellow - LIVESTRONG, US troops, suicide prevention, adoption
Green - Environmental issues, organ donation
Black - Mourning a loss, euthanasia
White - Poverty, peace and anti-terrorism
Pink - Breast cancer