Red ribbons

30 years after the first cases of HIV – the red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV.

 smallWADbothribbons NAT’s wooden and sparkly red ribbon brooches

NAT has added to it's collection of red ribbon brooches with a strikingly sharp geometric wooden ribbon brooch. New for 2013!

The wooden brooch joins NAT's sparkly red ribbon which is encrusted with dazzling red crystals.  

These beautiful brooches are unisex and designed to make you stand out from the crowd on World AIDS Day and beyond. They are a long-lasting symbol of awareness and support, whilst being a modern, special approach to the traditional ribbon. 

Perfect as a gift or treat for a loved one or yourself, these brooches are available on their own for £15.99 or attractively boxed for £17.99.  All proceeds from these stunning sparkly and wooden red ribbons go towards NAT's vital work - Shaping attitudes. Challenging injustice. Changing lives. 

You can get your red ribbon brooches from the NAT shop here.

We'd love to see your photos of you wearing your celebratory red ribbon brooches with pride - send them through to


Red Ribbon Box

Where can I get a red ribbon?

You can buy traditional fabric red ribbons in a variety of ways, depending on whether you’re looking for just one or a bulk order.

Single red ribbons (available from 12 November - 3 December)

MAC cosmetics counter - find your nearest store here

Or selected branches of Las Iguanas (London Southbank, London Stratford, London O2, London Old Spitalfields Market, Kingston, Lakeside, Brighton, Birmingham).

You can also look to your local HIV organisations:, which can be found

Red ribbons in bulk

 You can purchase red ribbons in packs of 1,000 from the NAT shop

If you plan to fundraise for NAT, you can order red ribbons in packs of 100 with a collection box here

Want to learn more about the red ribbon and how it was created? Find out more here.