Are Lokais The New Silly Bandz?

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What started as a symbol of Steven Izen’s grief upon learning of his grandfather’s Alzheimer’s diagnoses, has now become a fashion statement sported by such celebrities  as Oprah, Kim Kardashian, and Dolphins’ running back Arian Foster, a fashion statement that is also raising money for people in need.

The gel like bracelets have connecting bubbles.  They are a little sticky. Of course there is one black bead and one white bead.  They come in sizes, such as small, medium, and large.

Lokais have two points on them, the white and the black. The white means when you’re on top stay humble. Inside the white bead is water from Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. The black bead means when an individual hits a low, stay hopeful and don’t give up. Inside the black bead is mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth says.

“The name Lokai was inspired by the Hawaiian word Lokahi, meaning harmony and balance,” stated a lokai representative in an interview with the MatadorMessenger.

So far lokai has had nine colors, classic (clear), water , shark,  neon, purple, pink, red, wild, and blue. They started off with the classic which was launched in June 2013. From there, the lokai grew and grew until what it is now. The lokai bracelets cost $18. You can find these braclets online at and at you local Barnes and Nobles.

Lokai have helped many charities. For example, they have helped Oceana. They wanted to help to protect the ocean as much as possible. Second, they have helped Make A Wish. Hopeful to help children in the U.S.  Last, they have helped Alzheimer’s association, which Steven Izen’s father had.

Lokai has worked with multiple charities helping people around the world. They give a minimum of 10% of  the proceeds to the organization they choose. They’ve helped at least 12 charities in only three years. Lokai started to help charity water, so far they were able to give 10,800 people clean water in just a short amount of time.