Lanyards are made from a variety of components depending on their intended purpose. It is important to understand the materials used to make custom lanyards and the ways these materials may affect your brand decoration. Here are the different materials that are used to make custom lanyards.

Polypropylene Variants

Traditional lanyards are made from polypropylene. This multipurpose material is an excellent choice for lanyards due to its affordability. Unfortunately, this material is not as durable as some of the others mentioned below but for one-off uses such as for trade shows, events, or conventions, this is the ideal choice. Polypropylene promotional lanyards also have many variants, coming in tubular, flat and twill makes. These each offer a unique weaved pattern for the lanyard and have individual benefits for different methods of decoration.

Nylon and Cotton

Effective marketing lanyards are also created from nylon. This is a tough and lightweight synthetic material that is easy to produce and manufacture. Its smooth and glossy texture makes it durable and comfortable for the wearer. Alternatively, cotton lanyards use satin cotton to offer the ultimate comfort for the wearer. Cotton is also excellent for heat absorption so if you are planning to have your wearer doing high octane activities or be out in the sun, this will be the perfect lanyard for you. This make is also fantastic for full-colour heat transfer printing!

Bamboo Lanyards

Due to the widespread use of lanyards, sustainability has been at the forefront of many people’s minds. Thankfully, certain promotional lanyards are now being made out of bamboo fibres to promote environmental awareness and eco-positivity. Bamboo fibres are incredibly durable, resourceful, and actually comfortable. Additionally, bamboo is a bacteria-resistant material allowing it to be worn multiple times!