This post is something a little different from me today but something I was really intrigued by when I discovered it and really wanted to share with you guys. So, over the last few weeks I’ve been having a bit of an early spring clean, and trying to get rid of loads of clothes and accessories I never wear, or things that I’ve had for years and just never got around to parting with. So something I’ve always had too much of is underwear, more so bra’s, one’s I either never wear or that simply just don’t fit me anymore. But that got me to thinking, what can you possibly do with bra’s that are in perfectly good condition, that have had either hardly any or no wear at all? They aren’t exactly something you can give to the charity shop or sell on eBay but then when something is in good nick, they aren’t something you simply want to just throw away either.
So, I decided to do a little bit of google-ing into how to maybe recycling old bra’s and came across a sight called Breast Talk who run a bra recycling appeal in order to raise funds for Breast Cancer but passing on the bra’s to a textiles company that then sells them to traders in third world countries, boosting local economies in developing countries but also helping fund breast cancer research at the same time. All the info on where they send the bra’s and how it raises cash can be found here. All the money they then raise goes to the Brest Cancer Campaign charity who fund ‘innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.’
I just want to be clear that I have in no way been paid or endorsed to promote this cause, but just thought it was such a great idea that I wanted to spread the word. And besides what’s a better thought, knowing recycling something can help a good cause or the thought of chucking something perfectly good away and it sitting on a landfill site for years? 🙂
If this sounds like something you could contribute too then visit the site and have a look into their work.
Thanks for reading! x