Why are designer lanyards popular?

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Lanyards have seen an increasing use and rise in popularity over recent years, thanks, in part to the availability of designer lanyards. Being able to personalise your lanyards with whatever you want has a broad range of appeal, from industry to festivals and from corporations to members of the public. But what makes designer lanyards so popular?

Designer lanyards – for something special 

If you are looking for an accessory to make you stand out from the crowd, then designer lanyards offer you the ideal solution. From glow-in-the-dark lanyards to trendy frayed denim, there is a designer lanyard to match your unique style.

They aren’t purely for show however, lanyards, however, you like them designed, are the ultimate practical item. They can be used to carry anything you want, from cardholders to drinks.


As well as wanting something a bit different from the standard lanyards, depending on the style of designer lanyard you have chosen, you may have the option to personalise. Personalised designer lanyards have several advantages:

  • Brand identity

As visuals form a big part of your brand identity, be it your business, a charity, or your own personal brand, personalised designer lanyards are the ideal accessory to show off your logo, company colours, and who you are. As they serve a practical purpose, by being used to carry forms of identification with lanyard card holders, they are the ideal solution to help to create your business brand and designer element can help you stand out or identify your business from your competition.

Getting your visual branding out there should be a key focus for you and your business and what better way than having your brand constantly on the show with the use of designer lanyards as part of your overall marketing strategy? By personalising your not-so-ordinary lanyards with your brand, you can help to keep your brand identity consistent throughout all areas of your organisation, from online to your customers.  

  • Promotion

When looking at lanyards for promotional help, many brands have discovered that designer lanyards are an ideal item to use as a “freebie” or a promotional gift. This can prove particularly helpful if your business or organisations regularly attend trade shows or events. Lanyards work as a successful gift idea for brands and businesses as they are cheap to purchase but can be fully personalised with your business branding. Handing out personalised promotional designer lanyards that have a practical element such as a charging cable, cup holder or USB can be an effective marketing tool as recipients are more likely to wear or use them, ensuring your business brand reaches the widest possible consumer base.


If you are looking for a cost-effective solution to safety, maybe you work for a nursery or after-school club that needs to keep children safe when out walking, or even if you go out walking your dog in the evening, then our designer reflective hi-vis lanyards are the ideal item to help keep you safe.

Designer lanyards are also a great solution to access and identification. They are an easy way to identify security personnel and employees and to carry around passes or IDs. The highly visual aspect of lanyards is what makes them so useful and can allow you to quickly assess whether the person is allowed to be in your building or event.


The cost of designer lanyards is a big part of why they are so popular. They are relatively cheap to purchase in bulk, making them an ideal solution for smaller businesses, charities, personal use or larger corporations.

This easy affordability makes designer lanyards attractive worldwide and cheaper than buying a cup holder or bag!

Designer lanyards from Only Lanyards

There are times when you need something just a little bit special, or different to the normal run-of-the-mill lanyard. Our designer lanyards offer you a range of fantastic choices.

We can also incorporate a range of different finishes to your designer lanyards, using materials to enhance the appearance of the product, such as raised PVC print, double thickness materials, Pantone matched plastic fittings and specialist clips.

As designer lanyards are a bespoke product, it is just a case of choosing a fabric or material, then printing, cutting and sewing with the chosen accessories, to make the finished product that will suit your requirements. Alternatively, you can see our full range of printed lanyards or our branded lanyards.  

At Only Lanyards, we pride ourselves on client satisfaction and as we have such faith in our price and our suppliers if you are not completely satisfied with your product, we will give you a 100% refund.

If you want to get a price quote quickly and easily, just use our quote feature on the website, it is designed to make the process smoother for our customers. If you would prefer to discuss your lanyard needs or design in person, then please do not hesitate to give us a call and we can talk through your specific requirements.

Although we have worked hard to build successful relationships with our suppliers to give our customers the best price possible, and we can produce as little as one lanyard, due to the manufacturing processes involved this is highly uneconomic and makes the unit price too expensive. To keep our low prices for all our brands and customers, the minimum order quantity is therefore 50 pieces – you can have less, but the minimum price charged will be the 50-piece rate.

If you are interested in finding out more about designer lanyards and what we can offer you, please contact our team today on 0333 272 5180 or email hello@onlylanyards.com