THE FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS YOU WISH YOU HAD AS A KID
TO CONNECT KIDS FACE TO FACE AGAIN.
Kids don't get to trade anymore. So we brought friendship bracelets back and to a whole new level to connect them face to face again.
HOW GATHERBAND WORKS
Start with 10 sets of your initials. Trade with 10 of your best friends.
DEMOGRAPHIC: Ages 7-13+
Perfect for Friends, Teams, School, Camp, Band, Birthday Parties, Siblings, Family, Neighborhoods, Fundraisers—you name it.
WHAT YA GET FOR $24.99 USD
Each Gatherband arrives with 10 sets of your First Initials + 10 sets of your Last Initials in an awesome screw-top storage case, plus bonus swag.
MATERIAL & FIT
Eco-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Silky-Smooth, Premium Silicone. One size fits all & fully adjustable.
COST AND HOW TO BUY
Direct to Consumer. Sold only on Gatherband.com
Founded: May 2020
Founder: Mark Zanghi
LET'S BE PARTNERS. LET'S BE FRIENDS.
Gatherband was launched in 2020 by Mark Zanghi (32) after observing how digital and divided activities had become for his three young nephews and their friends. The sense of community he recalled as a kid when trading, collecting and having that backyard currency had now been replaced by iPads, video games and solitude. After reminiscing all the classics that united his generation, he began developing Gatherband—friendship bracelets on a whole new level that are connecting thousands of kids face to face again.
Mark is a 2010 graduate from Connecticut’s Sacred Heart University School of Design and an NYC Advertising Art Director & Copywriter developing campaigns for Puma, World Wrestling Entertainment, Tropicana, J&J, Subway, Kotex, Zyrtec Kids and various others.
As a 90’s kid from Connecticut, he grew up on both sides of the digital divide: Gameboy, Nintendo and AOL were the new kids on the block while trading Friendship Bracelets, Sports Cards, Magic Cards, Pogs, Pokémon, Hacky Sacks, Yo-Yo’s, Go-Go’s and Beanie Babies were not only a way of life—but a rite of passage.
Gatherband’s mission is to connect kids face to face again and be a wearable reminder to always put friendship first.
MARK ZANGHI & NEPHEW
“I was a 90's kid, the last generation to recall life before digital. As much I appreciate tech, there are things it simply can’t replace—like creativity, trade and physical connection. These are essential human needs—whether you’re 9 or 99. That’s why Gatherband brought friendship bracelets back and to a whole new level. Now my three nephews, their friends and their entire generation have a super fun and creative way to stay meaningfully connected.”