U.K. Fashion Students Turn Silly Bandz Into Jewelry for Save the Children

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Silly Bandz and their ilk may be a disposable novelty for the junior set, but two students from London College of Fashion have transformed the dime-a-dozen rubber bracelets, which come in neon colors and goofy shapes for stacking, into bespoke objects of luxury. As part of Save the Children’s “No Chlid Born to Die” campaign, Lili Colley and Katherine Taylor were given one week and £5 ($8) to transform the charity’s glow-in-the-dark wristbands into one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

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BANDED FOR CHANGE

Using recycled materials such as an old clockwork toy, the second-year undergraduates rose to the occasion despite the intense pressure. “The opportunity to create fashion jewellery for Born to Shine was an honor,” Taylor says. “I hope the work encourages people to pick up a packet of glow bands, get creative and enjoy being able to help raise money to give children less fortunate a chance of a future.”

The necklaces are available to win in a contest on the Save the Children website.

Although the necklaces aren’t for sale—they’re only available to win in a contest on the Save the Children website—you can purchase 12-packs of glow bands at Morrisons for only £1. All profits go toward will help save children’s lives in Britain and abroad, as well as give them a head start to emerge from poverty.

+ Save the Children

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