For the Ladies- Bra Recycling!

I recently moved and in this move I discovered things I didn’t use anymore but didn’t quite know how to get rid of. Such as old bras. Bras with unruly straps, bras with not enough oomph, bras with too much oomph, bras with scratchy decor, bras with painful wires….I had bras that weren’t broken or worn out per se, but they weren’t in my rotation anymore. Some were no longer comfortable for me but by no means were they trash.  And, for the price we pay for some of these undergarments, tossing them in the trash seems just ghastly! So, what to do? It’s not like other clothing that can be nonchalantly passed along to friends or family. It’s not like Goodwill asks for my old bras. What do to?

Luckily, I found the website for a group called “The Bra Recyclers” – the solution to my old bra conundrum!  In a nutshell, as posted on their website, this group is “a textile recycling company specializing in recycling bras and providing deserving women in our communities who are facing challenges with a basic lingerie staple.” I get rid of my excess bra baggage and it goes to people who are in need of such an item! Fantastic!

The Bra Recycling program is simple to use. If you live in New York, California, Arizona, Texas, Minnesota, or Wisconsin you can take your bras to a drop-off center. For everyone else you simply print off and fill out a “Bra Recycling Form” from the website, package your bra(s) in a box or envelope and send them in to:

3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441
Gilbert, AZ 85297

The Bra Recyclers are specifically looking for :

  • Bras in good condition; Clasps and straps need to be functional
  • All sizes and styles of bras, especially larger-sized bras (38 and up)
  • Special needs bras, post breast surgery and maternity bras

You can visit their website, follow them on Twitter (@brarecycling), or “Like” them on Facebook! In addition to collecting our unwanted bras, they also host events and link up with charities. You can even become a “Bra Ambassador”! Check them out and see how you can be a part of this great endeavor!

Be sure to come back and share your experience and encourage others to participate!

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2 responses to “For the Ladies- Bra Recycling!

  1. Thank you for blogging about us recently! We wanted to be sure you knew about an upcoming event we are hosting!

    October is traditionally dedicated to Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness. In an effort to support these powerful causes, The Bra Recyclers are offering women nationwide an opportunity to support these efforts in a different way, by recycling used and unused bras.

    Bra Recycling is an economical and environmentally friendly way to give support to women nationwide that are breast cancer survivors or transitioning from domestic violence situations.

    Recycle your bras during October and you will be entered to win great prizes. We will be giving away several great prizes including 3 – $25 Gift Certificates just for recycling your bras during the month of October. For a full list of prizes to be raffled off during Bra Recycling Month, please visit us at http://www.brarecycling.com

    It’s simple to recycle your bras, just follow the steps below:
    1. Find used and unused bras that you, your family members or friends are no longer wearing and put them in a box or envelope.
    2. Fill out the Bra Recycle Form which is located on our website and include it in your box. In order to be eligible for the prize drawing, we must receive the Bra Recycling Form with your bras.
    3. Mail your bras to:
    3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441
    Gilbert, AZ 85297

    Note: All bras must be postmarked by October 31 to be included in the drawing for prizes.

    If you have any questions please send an email to bras@BraRecycling.com

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