Silicone bracelets have stood the test of time, but not too many people have taken even a brief moment to examine why this is so. These accessories are sturdy enough to last for many years and their appeal has not wavered even as fashion trends come and go. It seems that this simple and unassuming accessory will continue to transcend trends and generations.
The silicone wristband is often viewed as a harmless piece of accessory that can be worn as it is, in plain or patterned designs, or with embellishments. Perhaps this is where its charm stems from. It is flexible enough to appeal to people across age groups and of different fashion styles.
A silicone wristband can be likened to a painter’s blank piece of canvass. Its final design depends on the creativity of its very maker’s imagination. With the ease of customization of silicone bracelets, they now come in many shapes, sizes, and colors too.
Silicone bracelets have enough space to print text or graphics. Many companies and organizations have used these bands as identification tags by printing their name and logo on them. Even clothing brands have come up with their own designs to highlight the fashion statement they want to make.
This characteristic of these wristbands have also made it popular in promoting causes and advocacies. Organizations have used them as awareness bracelets and support bracelets. There are those that give these out to members and supporters, while there are those that sell them at a minimal cost to raise funds for their activities. Regardless of whether they are given out for free or sold for a fee, these bracelets have been effective in generating the needed support for many causes and advocacies all over the world.
These silicone bracelets are very cheap, and whatever is cheap is plentiful. The raw materials used for making these wristbands happens to be the second most abundant element found in the earth’s crust, second only to oxygen. It is processed from quartz, which is otherwise known as silicon dioxide. As far as the ingredients to create these bands is concerned, there is a lot to go around. For this reason, it is so easy to manufacture these wristbands and thus the low price. The affordability of these wristbands add to their popularity whether for individuals, for businesses, or for organizations.
Flexibility and Practicality
Unlike real or fashion jewelry, these wristbands are more flexible and practical. There are styles that can look good with business or formal wear, although most designs in the market are more appropriate for more casual outfits. Plus, they are also easy enough to clean when they get dirty or replace when they get lost or if their users get tired of using them.
These wristbands are lightweight and waterproof so people wearing them do not need to be extra careful when wearing them. They do not even have to take them off when they go swimming or get in the shower. Aside from their aesthetic appeal, they have more practical uses such as in the medical industry, in concerts, and in running marathons.
All these characteristics of silicone bracelets add up to make these accessories truly timeless. It could be an unassuming piece of rubber, but it has many uses for which it has been appreciated by various users. It has truly found its place not only in the world of fashion but also in various sectors and industries. It is not only the manufacturers and retailers that are gaining from the popularity of this accessory. The consumers are clearly the ones that are enjoying the use of these wristbands.