As part of the month long recycling campaign, The Bra Recyclers have partnered with several like-minded organizations to provide weekly prize raffles to women who take part in reshaping a life during the month of October. Partners for Bra Recycling Month include businesses such as, Shelia Bowman with Cookie Lee Jewelry, the Bra Tree, Jenneration Fix, Bodacious Boutique, Itty Bitty Bra, Yours Only - Original Jewelry Design, and Soma Intimates, who recently collected over 76,000 bras in their nationwide "Giving Is Beautiful" campaign.
Women who recycle their bras in October will be entered into a drawing to win one of several great prizes, including:
- A $25 Gift Certificate to Cookie Lee Jewelry from Independent Consultant Sheila Bowman
- One Bra Tree
- BRAzaar Apparel T-shirts (four to be given away)
- A Gold Clutch with Black Lace from Jenneration Fix
- A Vintage Playbill Clock from Jenneration Fix
- $25 Gift Certificate from Bodacious Boutique
- 2 - $25 Gift Certificates from Itty Bitty Bra
- 4 - $25 Gift Certificates from Soma Intimates
- 1 - Custom-made Necklace from Yours Only, Original Jewelry Design ($50 value)
For Sheila Bowman with Cookie Lee Jewelry, Bodacious Boutique, and Itty Bitty Bra, this is their second year partnering for Bra Recycling Month. Bowman touches on the importance of bra recycling for her by noting, "I met Elaine a few years ago networking and believed in her cause. I have asked her to speak at various groups about the bra recycling and have had various groups clean out their drawers and donate their bras."
For other businesses, such as Bra Tree, this is their first time working alongside The Bra Recyclers. "I have always been a believer in giving back to the community but after reading what Elaine is doing for the women of domestic violence and how many different causes this
touches, I immediately wanted to be a part of what she is doing! It is impressive that she is having such an impact not only in the lives of young girls and women , but her contribution to the world by eliminating waste in the land fields is beneficial as well. I am proud to be a part of such a great group," said Angel Ruelas inventor of the unique bra organizer.
Bra Recycling Month also brings awareness to the importance of sustainability and delaying the amount of textile waste ending up in landfills. Partner organization, Jenneration Fix, who sell fun-eco friendly items produced from re-claimed materials, are excited about this opportunity to turn one woman's trash into another's treasure. "We love what the Bra Recyclers are doing! Like us, you are keeping trash out of the landfill, and in the process, giving something to people in need around the world! We love that you are involved so much in the community and are promoting awareness on two very important issues as well," said Jennifer Remington and Jennifer McClure.
Last year over 7,000 bras were recycled during Bra Recycling Month 2010. "This year our goal is to collect 10,000 recycled bras," said Birks-Mitchell. "We know we can do it, because this is a simple way for anyone to support Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness."
For more information about The Bra Recyclers, including charity organizations they support, and more Bra Recycling Month details, please visit www.brarecycling.com.
About The Bra Recyclers:
The Bra Recyclers is based in Gilbert, AZ. A textile recycling company specializing in recycling bras, the organization does its part to help the environment by delaying the amount of unused bras and textiles that go to landfills, thus reducing the pressure on virgin resources. For more information, visit www.brarecycling.com.
About Sheila Bowman and Cookie Lee:
Sheila Bowman is a proud Independent Consultant for Cookie Lee Jewelry. Through Cookie Lee, Bowman offers women the latest jewelry styles at affordable prices. Through December, Bowman is also donating 20% of her sales to Helen's Hope Chest in Mesa, AZ. For more information, please visit http://www.cookielee.biz/
About Angel Ruelas and Bra Tree:
Angel founded her organization, Angelica Enterprises, in 2007. Her patent pending "Bra Tree" provides women with a way to neatly organize and care for their bras. "Bra Tree" helps women care for their lingerie with pride and elegance. For more information, please visit http://www.bratree.com/
About Jenneration Fix, Inc.:
Jenneration Fix, Inc. sells fun and eco-friendly items created from reclaimed materials. By taking potential pollutants and creating fun and useful items, Jenneration Fix effectively transforms rescued materials into art. For more information, please visit http://www.jennerationfix.com/
About Bodacious Boutique:
Bodacious Boutique, founded by Paula Guthrie, specializes in providing lingerie for the full-figured woman. The boutique features a large selection of casual sportswear, after 5 and wedding attire, shoes, handbags, and accessories at affordable prices. For more information, please visit http://www.bodaciousboutique.com/
About Itty Bitty Bra:
Itty Bitty Bra is a lingerie company created with smaller cup size women in mind. The online retailer specializes in smaller size bras (AA, A and B cup) that give customers the best fit, comfort and selection. For more information, please visit http://www.ittybittybra.com/
About Yours Only, Original Jewelry Design:
Yours Only, founded by Weronika Szanczuk, is the product of her inspiration to follow her dreams of creating beautiful jewelry for women and girls of all ages. Each jewelry piece is handmade, one of a kind, and made just for you. For more information, and to view jewelry collections, please visit http://yoursonly.ca/
About Soma Intimates:
Soma Intimates, a division of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), is the home of beautiful lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear and beauty products. Soma's mission is to make women look and feel wonderful by offering the softest fabrics, delightful Soma touches, and highly personalized customer service with trained Soma fit experts. As of July 31, 2011, Soma Intimates will operate more than 162 boutiques and outlets across the country as well as a website at www.soma.com.