Are you one of those people who are concerned about the Earth’s welfare? Do you often see news about global warming but can’t do anything about it? And did you know that our disposable attitude towards our clothes has a great impact on our planet?
Well, you are in the perfect place. The textile industry is now one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases on Earth. Accordingly, our planet cannot sustain the number of clothes and other textiles the global market is consuming.
But luckily, 95% of clothing can be reused or recycled, including our bras! This leads us to the question, what to do with old bras?
Here are DIY ways of recycling old bras:
- DIY Face Mask. In a world where pandemic usually arises, and with the recent spread of coronavirus, face masks became a necessity. What to do with old bras? DIY face masks! Although DIY face masks are not as effective as surgical masks, these can be of big help in repurposing your old bra, especially if you have no other way to get a surgical face mask.
- DIY Funky Purse. Getting used to the same branded purse that you use every day and don’t have the means to buy one? I have good news for you. You can make your own purse using your old bras! Also, bra purses make great and funky gifts.
- DIY Top or Dress. Another answer to the question, what to do with old bras, is making a DIY top or dress. It would be a shame to throw your old bras away when you can actually reuse it and make a fashionable top that you can show off. There’s no need to spend money on new dresses. Instead, use the money for other things you need and want!
- DIY Kneepads. Kneepads provide safety and comfort, especially to those people who are active not just in sports but also in their everyday lives. They also protect the delicate knee joint from other painful items in the ground. Although kneepads are available at any hardware or home improvement store, there are also other ways to create them using items around the house. And what to do with old bras? You can definitely make your own kneepads.
Conclusion: Take Responsibility
Textile waste is a growing problem. Unlike other categories of waste, our clothing and other textile are difficult to recover from landfills. We, as an individual, can do our simple ways in conserving our planet. We should all take responsibility for protecting our one and only home. Reusing our old clothes is a step closer to zero-waste. With these simple suggestions on what to do with old bras, you, too, can make a great impact and make changes in our world. Know more about DIY bra hacks.