Band-Aid is bringing diverse skin tone bandages to the US

Jun 12 2020, 3:27 pm

Band-Aid shared an image of new bandages in a diverse range of skin tones on Instagram this week.

These new Band-Aids come in five skin tones and will be available in the US sometime in the future, company spokesperson Katherine Lal told Daily Hive.

“We currently sell BAND-AID brand Clear Strips Adhesive Bandages, which were designed to be used by people with a variety of skin tones. These bandages were launched in the 1950s,” Lal said.

On Instagram, Band-Aid said it’s launching the new bandages because “we stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators, and community in the fight against racism, violence, and injustice.”

Several other companies already offer bandages in a diverse range of shades, including Tru-Colour and Browndages.

 

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We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you.⁣ ⁣ We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community.⁣ ⁣ We are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones that embrace the beauty of diverse skin. We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you.⁣ ⁣ In addition, we will be making a donation to @blklivesmatter.⁣ We promise that this is just the first among many steps together in the fight against systemic racism.⁣ ⁣ We can, we must and we will do better.

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