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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011 10:54:49 PM »

You could make like a cute little clamshell looking clutch out of it, with an optional chain strap. i think if you used a kiss closure, the kind with the interlocking balls, it could look pretty classy Smiley Just make it look not like a bra!
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011 08:16:32 AM »

Now, this may sound a little silly, and it is certainly not for everyone, but I have used old bras to make fashion shoulder pads.  (wow, that actually sounds more ridiculous than I expected).  Decorated shoulder pads have been pretty popular in fashion in the last year, and bra cups (well at least MY bras... lol) fit fairly well onto my shoulder.  I have used sequins, beads, tulle, feathers, gems, studs... on mine, and they always look great (everyone always asks me where I bought them).  You can't tell that they were made from a bra, so long as they are fairly well covered with "stuff". 

I've experimented with both bras with and without underwire, and I find that underwire bras work better for this (they keep their shape better and provide a solid hard edge to work with). 

I don't have any clear photos of mine, but I know I've seen some very similar online!


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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2011 03:01:22 PM »

The little purse idea sounds fun. Maybe I should see what old but pretty bras I have laying around and see if i could make a little circular purse with the cups. A bra coin purse. It makes me smile Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011 10:10:02 AM »

I've heard that there's a big demand for bras in some African countries, because there currently isn't much manufacturing of bras available. So you donate them to a local charity?

I love this idea! Its perfect cause most of the bras I have are in good condition.

I had this same problem.  Old bras that I didn't know what to do with...  So I donated them here: http://brarecycling.com/   Their website says, "Our bras are distributed around the world through exporters and Bra Recycling Ambassadors to deserving women and girls in transition."  I think there are other companies that do the same thing.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012 05:16:51 PM »

I love the idea about the coin purse or tampon/pad consealer, sooooo cute!
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012 09:51:20 AM »

Bras are the most needed but least donated clothing item. Soma (the intimates store) works with the National Network to End Domestic Violence to provide bras to women who have fled to shelters with little more than the clothes on their back. Non-wearable bras are sent to Bra Recyclers; no bra ends in landfill.

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