Approximately 80% of all women are wearing the wrong bra size, often because we’ve never been properly measured or we believe our bodies haven’t changed over the years. 

If your lingerie drawer contains bras you can no longer wear, consider recycling them through the Bosom Buddy Program, an Arizona-based textile recycling company that helps women in need. Recycled bras are sent to women’s shelters and other transitional housing facilities. 

Founder Elaine Birks-Mitchell wants women to know that used bras often end up in landfills, so her program also offers a healthy dose of environmental education. 

If you live in Arizona, many drop-off locations are available. Otherwise, follow Birks-Mitchell’s directions for mailing donated bras

For your organic bookshelf: The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra 

Pictured above: Ecoland Organic Cotton Wireless Soft-Cup Bra