Badges: Their History and Uses

Badges are accessories that usually depict symbols, text and artwork of various kinds. Badges can date back all the way to medieval times. That’s right, badges have been in use for that long! Although they did differ in use and materials used. During the medieval times, these badges were made by blacksmiths, as they were made purely out of metal and worn to show their allegiance to a particular party. Badges have since then come a long way to what we know and see today. We get all kinds of badges, reusable badges, however, seem to be the most popular choice currently. (Information source:

There are many places and organisations that require the use of reusable badges. There are two commonly used types of reusable badges. One includes placing a piece of paper with the name of the person who will wear it inside the film and the other is where you can write the name directly on the film itself. People often prefer the reusable badge, where you can write the name on a piece of paper and place it inside the film, as some markers rub off when you write the name on the film itself.  

Motorcycle clubs often adorn their biker jackets with all kinds of badges, often referred to as patches, another type of reusable badge. You can sew the badge onto your jacket and cut the threads off when you want to sew the patch onto another article of clothing. However, you should note that you also get patches that you iron onto garments, which are not classified as reusable badges.

Schools use reusable badges for various kinds of reasons. The most obvious being name badges, this helps students make friends easier as they can ask their fellow pupil for something by using their name. Teachers also wear reusable badges, making it easier for students to remember their names. Schools will often use reusable badges for prefects and for weekly and monthly awards.

Many businesses, especially big corporations who have a lot of employees, make use of reusable badges for their employees. Usually, they will write their name and operation on their badge. This makes it easier for customers and clients to determine who to speak to when requiring assistance.

If you are purchasing reusable badges for your organisation, it is advised that you go and look at the badges in person. This will help you in deciding whether this is the badge you want to buy, if it is durable enough and if it looks like a high-quality product. Since you’ll be reusing these badges, it is imperative that they are a high-quality product, otherwise you’ll constantly be buying badges instead of having decent reusable badges that can be used for a long time. 

If you don’t want to go into a physical store to purchase reusable badges, going on to the websites of badge makers near you and reading the testimonials left from previous clients about their products will give you a good idea of the quality of their reusable badges.

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