We offer free chest binders, as well as educational resources on how to use them correctly.
We accept donations of gently used binders.
Due to recent overwhelming amounts of binder requests, we are temporarily closing applications. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to re-open applications.
See below for ways you can help.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Due to two viral videos, Genderbands' Binder Program has received an overwhelming amount of binder requests. We do not have the inventory to fulfill the THOUSANDS of requests that resulted from these videos. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Binders for our program are donated to us. Unfortunately, we are not receiving enough donated binders to cover requests. Here's how you can help:
Donate any gently used binders you aren't using.
Donate financially so we can buy binders.
Donate gift cards to binder companies like GC2B, Underworks, and Shape Shifters.
HOW DO I MEASURE FOR A BINDER?
Follow the directions on this video from GC2B
If you are local and need help figuring out your size, you can make an appointment to come into the office for sizing. Email email@example.com
I APPLIED FOR A BINDER. NOW WHAT?
Just wait. Binder requests are processed in the order they are received. Due to the number of requests, it may take some time to get to yours. Please watch your email inbox and spam folder as you may be sent an email asking some verifying questions.
WHEN WILL I GET MY BINDER?
Time varies. We process binder requests as quickly as we can but due to the amount of applications, it may take some time to get to yours. Please do not email asking for a status on your binder. Requests are processed in the order they are received and while supplies last.
WHERE DO THE BINDERS COME FROM?
The binders we give out are donated to Genderbands. These donations come gently used and new from individuals and GC2B.
CAN I GET A BINDER IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?
If you live in Canada, the United States or its territories, or Mexico, you can request a binder.
IS SHIPPING DISCRETE?
Packaging is a plain gray or purple envelope. The return address is only a street address and does not have Genderbands' name or logo.
CAN I GET MY BINDER DELIVERED AT A SPECIFIC TIME?
No. Binders are mailed through the US Postal Service so we are unable to take special requests.
MAKING A DONATION
Please include a note with your item's brand and size when making a donation. It's crucial for ensuring that we are providing the right sizes for folks whom this program serves.
We also accept gift cards from GC2B and Underworks, as well as monetary donations.
Donations are to be sent to:
51 West Center Street
Orem, Utah 84057
Binding is a great way to reduce chest dysphoria and become more comfortable with your body. For many, a flat chest affirms identity or helps with identity presentation. The most important thing is to remember that binding is not required for your gender and gender expression to be valid. If you choose to practice binding please ensure that you do so safely.
A FEW PRO-TIPS
Never bind for more than 8 hours a day. Binding for long periods of time, especially if you're binding regularly, will break down tissue and can cause a variety of medical issues.
Never sleep in or work out in your binder.
Never use products like duct tape or ace-bandaging to bind your chest. These sorts of materials will restrict your ability to breathe and move properly.
If it hurts - stop immediately! Pain is always an indicator that something is wrong. If your binder hurts then try out a larger size, or seek alternatives that work for you.