What Do Different Wristband Colors Mean?

Silicon Wrist Band


Silicone wristbands are an inexpensive and trendy option to help raise awareness and funds for particular causes. What many people might not realize is that a majority of the time, the colors used in the wristband have particular meanings to them. Therefore, even if you can’t see any of the writing on the wristband from a distance, the color of the band should clue you in to what the band means.

Here are a few of the common colors you’ll see on wristbands and what they mean:


  • Yellow: Livestrong/support our troops. These wristbands are basically what kicked off the trend of awareness wristbands. The Livestrong charity was started by cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was well-known for overcoming testicular cancer en route to winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles. These bracelets benefit cancer charities and research and encourage cancer awareness. Yellow can also occasionally be used as a twist on the yellow ribbon, a sign of support for United States armed forces.
  • Orange: Livefree. Orange wristbands encourage awareness of the dangers that are inherent smoking tobacco. Everyone knows someone who smokes or has smoked, and these orange wristbands encourage awareness of the damage that tobacco can cause to a person’s body.
  • Purple: Celebrate Hope. Purple wristbands are worn as a memorial for anyone who has lost their life to cancer. Many charities such as Relay for Life and Relay for a Cause use these bands at their events.
  • Red: Courage band. The color red in wristbands signifies awareness of people hiving with HIV or AIDS. It is meant to be a symbol of hope that a cure can be found.
  • Black and white: anti-racism. These unique crossover bands are worn by people who want to show solidarity among races, particularly in an age where racism sadly seems to be on the rise in America.
  • Pink: breast cancer awareness. Pink is widely known as being the color of breast cancer awareness, and that holds true in the world of wristbands.


If you are ordering wristbands to show support for a certain cause, consider these colors, and feel free to talk with us more about the significance of any other color you may choose. We look forward to working with you. Contact us today to see how we can help!

Ways to Use Custom Wristbands for Marketing

At Pinsource, we have a wide variety of custom silicon wristbands available for all our customers. These wristbands come in sizes for both adults and children and can be printed in traditional molded styles. There are  plenty of options for customization, including custom shapes, widths, texts, colors and more.

The most popular use for these wristbands is for marketing purposes. Chances are you’ve seen the “LIVESTRONG” wristbands made popular by Lance Armstrong in the early 2000s. After the success of those bands, many other organizations and companies realized the potential of these wristbands as marketing devices. They are inexpensive to make and order, simple to make, fun to wear and are a great way to show unity with a group or a cause.

BracHere are some ideas you might consider to use our Pinsource silicon wristbands for your business or organization:


  • Giveaways at trade shows. Every time you have a booth at a trade show you need something to give away. Chances are that people are going to lose something like a pen or a sticker, but if you give out wristbands, they’ll be able to slip the wristband on and have it stick with them for the duration of the event.
  • Giveaways to employees. If you give all of your employees company wristbands, you can encourage them to wear them at company events or to give wristbands out to friends, family or others that they see on a regular basis. This builds unity and helps spread awareness of your brand.
  • Available on location. If you have a storefront, you can have a container of these bracelets available at the check-out counter for any shoppers to grab and take with them if they choose.
  • Wear at events. If your business ever has any events out in the public, it’s a good idea to have anyone with your company wearing one of these wristbands to identify them as being with your company and to further your brand image.


These are just a few ideas of how you can use our custom wristbands for your business. If you have any further questions about our wristbands, please feel free to contact us today at Pinsource. We look forward to speaking with you!