National Free Binder Programme

The National Free Binder Programme is designed to support people in Aotearoa who need a binder and can’t afford to purchase one. There is also safety info below which we developed together with physiotherapists.

Please be aware that we can only purchase a limited number each month to redistribute for free, so there may be a long wait depending on demand and how much money we can raise.

If you wish to purchase a binder, you can do so by contacting the seamstress directly, using the purchase form below.

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Our binders are designed by Gender Minorities Aotearoa, with co-design input from clinicians at Willis Street Physiotherapy/ Physio Spot, and This is the Back, and with much testing by people with diverse bodies and chests. They are made right here in Aotearoa NZ.

Your binder comes with information on breathing techniques, and safety information including how to wear your binder. These tips are sent out as a pamphlet with your binder and can also be viewed below.

IMPORTANT: our new design is more similar to the GC2B, so does go overhead.

Size Guide

Please use our binder sizing guide to make sure you get the best possible fit.

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Request a Free Binder

Purchase a Binder ($40)

Donate towards free binders

If you would like to donate toward more free binders, you can use our donations page here, and use the reference ”binder donation”.

Pamphlet front: Effective breathing and exercises

Binder Breathing Leaflet (1)

Pamphlet back: Using your binder


Poster on binding – particularly for those who do not have access to a binder: