Rubber wristbands might look old fashioned these days, considering that the current trend in style doesn’t favor them. However, no one can deny that their usage is still widely relevant even outside the fashion world. Some of the uses are business oriented; others are for more personal reasons. Whatever that reason may be, it is safe to say that rubber wristbands are not only used to look stylish anymore. Listed below are some common uses of the accessory.
1. Promotional Giveaway
Small and Medium Size Companies these days are always looking for the most budget-friendly ways to promote their business, from simply handing out flyers to holding out a gathering in a public place. However, to make a lasting impression, they are also in search for physical items that would leave a mark on their clients that will still not blow their budget off. Simple yet attractively looking giveaways, such as rubber wristbands, could give that impression that these business establishments want their target customers to remember them.
2. Secondary proof of Identification
Ever heard a story from a friend that they have an event to attend but they’ve lost their Identification Cards while going there? It’s a terrifying thought but, when they continue their story, it was revealed that they are saved by wearing rubber wristband of their company or organization. Yes, these stories do exist and it is a cheap way of verifying a person’s identity in case of lost ID’s, if these items are legitimately used to confirm if the person is connected to their establishment.
3. Souvenir Items
In most special occasions, guests are given a memorabilia to take home. This serves as a thank you gift for their attendance in that particular event. This item is usually given as a souvenir in casual or cause oriented gatherings such as Walkathons, Charity Concerts and fundraisings.
4. Sign of Support to an individual or cause
This is used by people who goes to an event where the cause he or she is fighting for is emphasized. These items can also be used to show support to a certain individuals on their functions and gatherings.
5. Remembrance of a Special Event in someone’s life
A typical way to reminisce a point in your life is to look for things that could be associated to that moment. Some groups of people even go to lengths in making those kinds of day very special by ordering specially designed bands that have an inscription of their common ground. They personalize it to have those special moments (such as Graduation or Anniversary) immortalized.
6. Substitute Cord in cases of emergencies
In times of great trouble such as earthquakes and other kinds of catastrophe, people often find themselves (or those around them) injured with no means to give them first aid due to the lack of immediate resources needed to treat them. More troubling is that most of those cases involve tying up a victim to prevent him or her from taking any more damage. Rubber wristbands can be cut to become cords, which you can use to tie up the injured area of the victim and stop any kind of additional complications in his or her current condition.
There’s always more than meets the eye for everything a person can see. Even a fancy looking rubber wristband is no exception to that and each thing that a person owns should be able to have more than one use to it. This is how people should utilize their resources, and fashion accessories like wristbands are no exception. Of course, people shouldn’t merely remember and try these uses of wristbands; they should discover other interesting applications as well.