Purple Rubber Bracelets
Purple rubber bracelets are used for many different causes. Some represent general cancer research, others are for autism support. There are purple rubber bracelets that support Cystic Fibrosis research, Fybromyalgia, Lupus and domestic visilicone wrist braceletsolence. There are also purple bracelets that are for supporting our troops (probably derived from the "purple heart" concept). And, purple wristbands are being used to support Alzheimer"s disease with the message "MINDSTRONG" printed on them.
where-to-buy-those-rubber-braceletsplastic-rubber-band-bracelets Children and adults are fond of these silicone bracelets because they’re versatile. Organizations and companies are fond of personalized silicone bracelets because they are cost-effective ways of making a statement and promoting a brand or a cause. Custom silicone bracelets for corporate and organizational mass production are one of the promotional materials that are not easily thrown away by people because they’re useful and have a fashionable use. They even come in many colors and sizes. People will readily wear these silicone bracelets because celebrities and athletes also use these bracelets as accessories.
Silicone bracelets have been traced all the way back to the 1980s, when Cyndi Lauper and Madonna would wear them in their music videos. These bracelets were also known as Jelly bracelets. The bracelets resurfaced again in the late 1990s. Nike used the silicone bands as bracelets and had several NBA players promote them. These were also known as baller bands or baller idssilicone wrist bracelets. Teenagers also sported these bands with messages like “cutie” and “hottie.” However, this trend did not last long again because real silicone would get stuck on the skin or hair and cause irritation.
The silicone band bracelet trend did last long enough for several NBA players to start sporting them, though. Nike, always with a keen eye on basketball fashion improved on the trend by using the silicone that they had previously used on sports watch bands and creating the Nike Baller Id Band Bracelets. Because you can"t really print on silicone, the messages were imprinted or embossed into the silicone and said sports related things like "Baller" and "Player". They came in sets three, often in specific team colors. Many NBA players, most notably LeBron James were seen wearing the Baller ID Bands on and off the court.
In 2004 Lance Armstrong and Nike, who made all of his cycling gear, teamed up and created the LiveStrong yellow bracelets which were essentially Baller ID Bands that were yellow and imprinted with "LiveStrong", the motto of Lance Armstrong"s foundation for cancer research. The bracelets are sold through Nike and Lance Armstrong"s website"s for $1 each and has raised over 28 million dollars for cancer research. Because of the immense popularity of these bracelets, many other charities, organizations and accessories producers jumped on the bandwagon and began creating silicone bracelets in all colors and with all kinds of messages, some for charitable causes, and others just for fun.