It might be tough to say goodbye to your overused yet cherished bra that you’ve had for one too many years. The declutter bug is notorious for not leaving you alone until that cleanout/donation day has arrived. When it comes to cleaning out your intimates, there are a few other, more sustainable, options than just tossing them in the trash.
Love, Lexxi stands for support, and that includes supporting the ones who might not be able to afford proper clothing. Here are some incredible organizations on a mission to serve the underserved with what they need by repurposing the bras that aren’t working for you:
FREE THE GIRLS
Free the Girls supports women who have fallen victim to sex trafficking all over the world. Free The Girls works day and night to help reintegrate victims into positive communities. They distribute and donate bras to help survivors set-up their own secondhand clothing business.
There are many ways in which you can support this amazing cause. You can organize a clothing drive, donate a monthly fee, or send your used bras to the address below.
Free The Girls
1552 Pioneer Trail
Chesterton, IN 46304
THE BRA RECYCLERS
The Bra Recyclers is a textile recycling company that specializes in recycling bras to reuse, reduce, and reshape the way women live their lives. All you have to do is give your bra a good ol’ washing before packaging it up, print out the shipping label, and send it to their location where they will find the perfect location for it.
The company supports women and girls escaping domestic violence, drug addiction, human trafficking, and breast cancer survivors. Bravo.
The Bra Recyclers the mailing address is:
The Bra Recyclers
3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441
Gilbert, AZ 85297
I SUPPORT THE GIRLS
I Support The Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.
A woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health. Every woman should have the ability to maintain her dignity.
Here is its mailing address where it encourages women to send their beloved bras too
I Support the Girls
Attn: Dana Marlowe
P.O. Box 2736
Wheaton, Maryland 20915
How To Compost Old Underwear
Don’t forget about those panties, either.
- Check to make sure your underwear is made from natural fibers like cotton, wool or silk. If they are, you can easily compost them. These natural materials break down over time and are better in your compost pile than in a landfill.
- Cut off any elastic. Then, cut the fabric into very small pieces.
- Mix the pieces in with any compost bin you might have or any garden soil.
Love, Lexxi was founded on the basis of supporting other women. Any chance we get to lend a supporting hand, or bra, our team and founder is fueled to help as many women as possible. With your efforts, we can help combat the 25 billion pounds of textiles ending up in the landfills each year.