For most people, wearing rubber wristbands is a fashion statement. It was deemed as a trendy item since the 90s, when the rubber wristband started to be used by most teenagers worldwide. What makes it a great fashion item is its versatility in color, print, texture and size. Besides these features, the rubber wristband is cheap and is easy to make, which probably is the main reason for its immense popularity.
But what people don’t know is that some wristbands are used by charitable organizations to raise awareness for their advocacy. Here are some of the wristband colors used by notable organizations, and what these colors represent for them.
Bullying has become so prevalent in America and the rest of the world that a certain organization has used rubber wristbands to stop this alarming behavior in schools. BBC Radio One, as part of their campaign against bullying, has launched the sale of blue bands imprinted with the words “Beat Bullying”. Sports fans and celebrities alike have adorned this blue bracelet which contributed to its fame. Unfortunately, due to the huge demand for this free product, the BBC Radio was unable to cater to most requests.
Black and White Wristband
Rubber wristbands are not restricted to one color only. In fact, one organization has used a combination of black and white colors for their wristbands as part of their advocacy. Thierry Henry, an Arsenal player, has used twin bands linked together to fight racism in the sport of football. Besides the colors, these wristbands are also embossed with the words “Stand up Speak Up”. For only £1.50, you can own this twin pair of bands. The money pooled from the sale of these wristbands will proceed to projects aimed at tackling football bullying in Europe and UK.
Blue and Green Wristband
Religion is such a controversial topic that even the current hostilities in today’s era are engrained because of differences in religious beliefs. By wearing a rubber wristband with a mix of blue and green, you support peace between different religious groups. The message “Say no to Sectarianism” is imprinted in the band,. as Sectarianism pertains to the conflicts between people having different religions of different faiths. You might be wondering on why blue and green were used as the trademark colors. This trend actually originated in Scotland. The colors represent the Celtic and Ranger teams. Their fans are divided not only because of the teams they support, but also because of their religions. Catholics support Celtic while Rangers have Protestants as their fans. These multicolored rubber wristbands were distributed in all schools situated in West Scotland, hoping that it will discourage people to practice from practicing Sectarianism.
“Make Poverty History” is the aim of those who disseminated the white wristband. It pushes the rich governments to drop the debts of the poor countries, so that it may help alleviate poverty. To support this worldwide campaign, you should equip yourself with a white wristband. You may put in around your wrist, your arm, or your ankles. The great thing about a white wristband compared to other colors is that it is readily available not only in organizations and charities, but also in your local accessories shop.
If you wish to support these groups, you may purchase them from these organizations. Fashion stores also offer rubber wristbands. There are also prominent online retailers for these silicon bracelets. Usually, they offer wholesale prices and can also give free shipping fees depending on the volume of your order. Otherwise, you can just make your own rubber wristband. Making this accessory is pretty much easy, as most teenagers can do this in the confines of their homes.