This Traditional Waist Beads are made with 100% cotton tread. Some people wear these beads as tradition, others to boost self esteem and to be able to track their weight loss journey. Once these beads are tied around your waist, depending on how tight or loose you want them, you can use scissors to remove them if tight, or easily step out of them if loose. They are 44 inches (112 cm) in length, and they can be easily modified for longer or shorter sizes. These beads are best used for weight control, body shaping, weight loss, or weight maintenance. Any one can use this beads, from a new born baby girl to an adult woman, and they can keep this on for over 10 years since they are original and authentic.