Guess Who Wore the World’s First Rubber Wristband?

We recently came across an adorable mother-son picture featuring a big moment in rubber band history.

Below is Bonnie Swayze, our president, holding her son, Beau.

Notice what’s on his wrist.

Beau is sporting the first rubber wristband in 1987.

While countless people wear rubber wristbands today, Beau was definitely ahead of his time!

Guess who wore the worlds first rubber wristband


Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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