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ABOUT THE BINDER GIVEAWAY
G(end)er Swap is partnering with gc2b to provide free binders to trans people who cannot otherwise afford one. In the fall of 2019, gc2b began developing a binder donation program. In 6 months they have donated over 3,000 binders across America, Canada and South Africa. Gc2b is now moving on to the UK and working with G(end)er Swap to serve as a distribution point for binders in the UK/Ireland.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A FREE BINDER?
The binder donation scheme is now ONLY running as a partnership with LGBTQ+ orgs. This means that organisations can contust us to order a number of free binders that can be shipped to them so they can directly support their service users. Due to lack of funds and a very small team, we cannot issue free binders to individuals at present.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
To apply for a free binder, please register your interest on our website: www.genderswap.org. Head to our ‘Services’ page where you will find all the necessary information. You will need to fill out an application form and provide basic information. Once you submit your information you will be contacted for a meeting to arrange an official partnership/sponsorship.
In order to receive a binder, G(end)er Swap will be announcing distribution points/pop-up locations where members of the G(end)er Swap team will help you choose your binder. We have been fully trained by gc2b to ensure that we can help you measure yourself accurately and equip you with the correct binder size/style. The main distribution points will be in Greater London (and surrounding areas) and in Cardiff, Wales. We will be posting binders to any organisations in the UK/EU.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all binders at this time will be sent via post.
We receive an ongoing supply of binders from gc2b. The sizes/colors and styles vary in each shipment, however we are usually provided with sizes ranging from an XS to a 4XL. We have a variety of colors in both the half and full length styles. *Because the shipments never contain the same number of sizes/styles we cannot guarantee that we can meet your request immediately. If this is the case, we will ensure that you are prioritised and contacted immediately from our waitlist once shipments come in.
Please note: size selection is limited as we do not know exactly what is coming from gc2b and there will be a managed waitlist.
All binders are in new or ‘like new’ condition. Should you need to exchange your binder for a different size or style please do contact us so that we can support you. Postage costs for exchanges will not be covered, and we would need the binder to be returned to us in the same condition you received it.
Having a binder that fits right is important for comfort and safety. Gc2b has created an informative sizing guide that you can use to ensure your service users get the perfect fit. Make sure you have a soft measuring tape and have someone that you trust that can help you measure the back of your shoulders/around your chest. Please find the gc2b size and measuring guides below.
To learn how to measure yourself click HERE
To figure out what size is best for you click HERE
For any queries not answered in the FAQs please contact: email@example.com
- lot’s of love from the G(end)er Swap team: Santi, Lee and Oska