The Many Uses of Silicone Wristbands

When it comes to the different types of wristbands, there are fewer which are more multi-functional than silicone wristbands. This may seem slightly surprising seen as though they are fairly simple in their design, but this can actually work in their favour! The reason for this is that they can be easily customised to suit a range of different activities – some of which are listed below.



If you are wanting a cheap solution to promote your business, then silicone wristbands can be a quick and easy solution. They can be used for a variety of different businesses, and can also be utilised in a range of different ways. The most common use is to create brand awareness by giving a consumer a wearable item to put on which is customised with your businesses logo. Another good use can be to give customers a discount if they wear the wristband when they are in-store.



It was Lance Armstrong who started selling silicone wristbands to raise money for cancer victims. Due to its immense popularity, a number of other charities started selling wristbands to raise money for their cause too. To this day, silicone wristbands are still a hugely popular fundraising tool for any charity who is wanting to spread their message and raise funds.



A great way for a school to use silicone wristbands is as an organisational tool so that they can easily differentiate between pupils who are in different years, and have different privileges. For instance, instead of asking every pupil if they’re allowed out at lunch time they can just see what colour wristband they have on instead.


Sports Team

As a sports team, silicone wristbands can serve the conventional purpose by being worn by players who are on the substitutes bench – so that the referees and coaches can see who the active player is. Another reason they can be worn which can also be useful is by having a motivational message written on them. These can be simple phrases such as ‘you’re a winner’ or it can even be the team’s slogan.

Unique Uses for Tyvek Wristbands

Tyvek or paper wristbands are some of the most popular wristbands for a variety of reasons. They are the wristbands which are synonymous with nightclub entry, and they can be used for a variety of different events too. They are great way to improve the security of entrance for a number of venues, mainly because they can’t be removed unless cut or ripped – meaning they can’t be re-used. However, there are several other uses for Tyvek wristbands outside of events, so take a look below to see how else you can make use of Tyvek wristbands.


Plant Tags

One of the unique aspects of Tyvek wristbands are that they are long lasting and can be written on. Therefore, if you happen to own a plant shop, they can be used as the perfect choice for an inexpensive plant tag. A good idea can be to use a band with a neon yellow Tyvek band so it stands out more and makes them highly visible, or you can use bands which are different colours to differentiate between the different flowers you sell.


Suitcase ID

When you’ve got off a long plane journey and you have to stand waiting around for your suitcase, it can be one of the most draining things ever. You’re standing around and concentrating waiting for your suitcase to finally come around the carousel, and after a certain point it can become difficult to be able to differentiate between them! By attaching a brightly coloured wristband, you will be sure that the suitcase coming around is yours and hopefully make sure that you take the right one home.


Cleaning Purposes

Another great use for Tyvek wristbands is that they can be used to help with cleaning in large offices or buildings which require a lot of different people to clean. The reason for this is that when a person has finished cleaning a room or certain item, they can place a wristband around it so the other cleaners know that they have cleaned that space. Taking this a step further, two different coloured wristbands could be used to show which items have been cleaned and which ones still need cleaning.


Record Number of People at Event

As mentioned, Tyvek wristbands are very popular at events – but there can actually be further uses for them at an event too. Instead of just placing them on people to confirm entry, a fantastic idea can be to print each wristband with a separate number on them. This way, you will be able to count exactly how many people are at the event and you can also double-up the wristbands as a raffle ticket too!


What are the Uses of Sports Wristbands?

It has been over 80 years since the legendary tennis player Fred Perry invented the sweatband as way to absorb the sweat from his face and arms whilst playing on the court. This was revolutionary at the time, and the common sweatband is still used by sports players around the world to this date! Furthermore, in 2017 there are many other types of wristbands during sports events – but what are the uses of the wristbands?



As mentioned, to this date there are still numerous athletes – namely runners, tennis and basketball players – who still use sweatbands when they are playing. These are usually made out of a towel-like material and serve the conventional purpose of wiping sweat from the face. With tennis and basketball players also finding them useful in stopping sweat from travelling down their arms onto their hands, which allows them to have a better grip.



Over time, wristbands have also started to serve the purpose of being used as a fundraising tool. In particular, silicone wristbands have become synonymous with fundraising efforts of major causes. One of the most popular courses was bicyclist Lance Armstrong, who ran the first major charity campaign using wristbands with the yellow Livestrong wristbands in aid of cancer. The success of these was huge, and it raised a huge amount of money around the globe. The other popular charity wristbands in sports were the ‘Stand Up – Speak Up’ black and white wristbands from Nike which were used for an anti-racism campaign and were worn by football players all around the world.



Advertising has become one of the biggest money making methods for the sports industry, and with wristbands being a cost-effective advertisement tool, it is no surprise they have become very popular within sports. In the modern world of sports, each event can have a reach of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. This has encouraged a lot of businesses to try and get their business associated with the event in any way possible. Whether they pay a player to wear a wristband or give them out to fans outside the event, it means that their business will gain a high reach and will give their business some great exposure.

The Top 5 Music Festivals this Summer

We are now in March, and that means that all the popular music festivals in the UK have announced the dates when they will be taking place! UK festivals are some of the most popular in the world, and they are renowned for their creativity and being able to attract some of the most famous acts in the world. There are a huge number of festivals which take place each summer, and if you want to fill your arm with some more festival wristbands, take a look at the best ones you need to know about this summer.



‘Cream’ was originally a dance brand which came to existence in Liverpool over 10 years ago. Since then, it has taken its famous parties all around the world – but it’s pinnacle event, Creamfields takes place right here in the UK. This year will see Calvin Harris, Avicii and Dimitri Vegas headlining the event, and there is expected to be tens of thousands of a party-goers ready to bask in their electronic sounds.



Taking place in the quiet Isle of White, Bestival has developed a reputation of being much more than the standard music festival. You can expect lakesides lit-up in lights, numerous fancy dress outfits, theatre shows, comedy events. It may be difficult to imagine how you can fit all of that in when you’re wanting to see Major Lazer and The Cure perform, but you’ll certainly find a way!


Reading & Leeds

Reading & Leeds festival has developed into one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Originally being the home to rock, indie and metal bands – the festival has spread its wings slightly over the past few years and has been the home to a number of dance, hip hop and techno artists. This year you will be able to see the rap phenomenon Eminem and rock band Biffy Clyro headlining.



Even though Glastonbury is one of the country’s oldest music festival, Glastonbury is still considered one of the biggest dates in the music calendar. It has previously hosted the likes of Oasis, Adele and Kanye West, and this year Radiohead are confirmed to headline, with Ed Sheeran expected to be the other headliner of the famous festival.



Parklife is slightly different to the majority of the other music festivals in that it doesn’t have a campsite, but this certainly doesn’t make it any lesser of a fantastic music festival! Originally starting in the small Plattfields Park in Manchester, it has now moved across the city to the larger Heaton Park. Hosting a wide range of urban, alternative and techno acts, this year huge R&B star Frank Ocean is going to be headlining the festival.

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