Giving your old bras a new lease of life is a great way to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer. Your schools sounds a wonderful place to home a bra bank – it is great you are doing so much for the local & global community – well done to everyone involved there.
This exciting project keeps textiles out of landfill, helps small businesses in Africa and raises funds for our ground breaking research. The donation to our research work, by our recycling partner, is based on the weight of the bank so more bras mean more funds. Every £1 you raise is vital in enabling us to continue our work to find a vaccine against breast cancer and to look at ways to increase the survival of women and men who have the disease.
Bras are packed up by our recycling partner and shipped out to West Africa where traders support their families selling textiles locally at village markets. 2nd hand bras are very popular amongst the women in West African villages where they don’t have the funds to buy new ones. Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty, and plenty of people in the UK in a job.
Any bras that are genuinely beyond redemption will be dismantled and disposed of properly, and helps our textile recycler save 7.8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year by collecting, reusing and recycling many thousands of tons of textiles.