Bra Bank at Bloomers Lingerie

Keeping my home free of excess is part of living a more sustainable life and that’s why I decided to declutter – again.

In 2016, I’ve spent two weeks doing nothing but decluttering, only to find that ‘stuff’ has a tendency to creep up on you if you’re not careful. Lesson learnt!

During decluttering vol 2, I didn’t know what to do with my used bras so I started researching and came across bra banks.

The nearest one to my house was on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich, located inside the lingerie store Bloomers. However, there are quite a few across London and you can find one near yours if you go on Against Breast Cancer’s website here.

Their bra recycling scheme raises funds for breast cancer research and support small businesses in Africa. Although after watching the True Cost, I’m a bit confused about donating our excess clothes to charity shops (the argument being only 10% of donations selling and the rest being shipped to developing countries at the expense of the local industries), this is not really the same and I’m hoping we’re doing more good than harm while letting go of our bras by recycling this way (and not filling their place with excess!). 

bra bank bloomers

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