What To Do With Your Old Bras

What To Do With Your Old Bras

Mar 04, 2024

If your drawers are piling up with gorgeous, gently used bras, pass them on to women in need instead of throwing them away.

Mar 2024

If your drawers are piling up with gorgeous, gently used bras, pass them on to women in need instead of throwing them away. There are plenty of women and girls alike who would benefit from your unused bras. These women may be homeless, or perhaps, for various reasons, they’re forced to depend on donated clothing. Contrary to popular belief, bras aren’t often found in op-shops; if they are, they’re unlikely to fit correctly.



Here is a collection of drop-off points for where your bra(s) can go:

  • Support the Girls Australia is an initiative empowering women and girls by supplying them with access to professionally fitted bras and underwear and other crucial developmental products like tampons and pads. As long as bras are clean and in wearable condition, they can be donated to a number of drop off locations across Australia. Find your nearest location here.
  • If you are located in New Zealand, The Uplift Project collects new and pre-loved bras to give to women who can’t access the right fit in their country. Find your nearest drop off point here.
  • Depending on the condition of your garments, you might consider donating them to a local women's shelter, thrift store, or another charitable organization. We suggest calling ahead to confirm whether your local organization accepts bras as donations, as policies may vary.
  • Underwear for Humanity is an organisation that accepts all brands, types and conditions of underwear. Wearable bras are sent to Support the Girls Australia, while items that are no longer wearable are repurposed as carpet underlay or insulation. Additionally, the organization creates employment opportunities for at-risk youths.
  • Due to the expenses involved in sorting, sanitizing, and shipping, the organization is unable to offer this service to the general public free of charge. Therefore, individuals must make a purchase from their store to be able to take advantage of this option.

These are just a few options that help reduce textile waste and hopefully make a difference to someone in need. And even though they’re all great bra recyclers - you can be one too! If your bras contain only natural fibres, throw them in your compost bin, and recycle them at home. If none of these work for you, consider an eco-friendly option and find somewhere that recycles clothing and textiles near you.

Upcycle Away

If you’re feeling creative and are looking to turn your bra into something sensational – we’ve got a few ideas. Turn it into a bathing suit, add some bling and bedazzle it, attach some lace, make a chain and ribbon back, turn it into a bustier or sew it into a dress. There are so many ways you can upcycle your undergarment, search the internet, get ideas, and be inspired.

Are You In The Market For A New Bra?

When your favourite bra has had its day, replace it with one from the DeBra’s Bra Collection. If you’re not confident about buying a bra online, DeBra’s offers a Virtual (Zoom) Fitting service, phone consultations or support on live chat, so you can stay at home and still get the best bra for your breasts. Don’t let sizing uncertainty stop your boobs from being supported.

Book your complimentary In-Store Fitting Appointment or a Virtual Fitting Appointment, or if you have a question, you can contact our Live Chat customer service team during business hours. 

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