- Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:45
The latest releases are manually braided, and made of wax cord for increased stretch and strength.
- Materials: Cotton, polyester and nylon are the dominant options. For improved sheen, stretch and strength, companies employ waxed thread. Many upscale bracelets adopt polyester variants from South Korea, which have increased water and mildew resistance. These also use environment-friendly oil as lubrication. Locally sourced cords, meanwhile, are made of cotton and do not withstand moisture well.
- Styles & embellishments: Mainstream designs are manually braided and utilize polychromatic thread. They come in Chinese, Native American, Bohemian and religious motifs. Shamballa versions are likewise drawing attention. Rhinestones and beads are the popular ornamentation. The latter often adopt plastic or zinc alloy.
- Closure: Most releases are drawstring types. For enhanced user convenience, several suppliers are launching products with magnetic closures.
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