As a way that we aim to be more involved in our community, Naturalwear is proud to support a range of organisations working alongside some great teams of people. We genuinely believe in these organisations and the projects they are delivering – we basically think they are awesome! Here are a few of our favourite organisations, and the current projects that we are supporting. For more information on them, please click on the links below and learn more, so you can also help extend further the excellent work that they are doing, or to enable yourself to benefit from their work.
The Dear Boobs Project
I am Emily, a 38 year old mummy of two, wife, and inspired breast cancer survivor dreaming of creating something that I found to be missing whilst going through my breast cancer treatment.
I am inviting breast cancer survivors, and BRCA previvors, to write a letter to their wobbly womanly body parts as part of a unique, first of its kind book project that I launched after completing my treatment in 2017.
The Dear Boobs Project intends to start conversations about how women feel about their bodies and breasts after breast cancer or BRCA surgery, to address the impact of altered body image, and explore how it can be overcome.
Please support this amazing project by giving a little
Follow The Dear Boobs Project right now and learn more
Buy the Dear Boobs book here.
Sweet Louise supports patients with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis and the support includes, meetings, morning teas, events, membership benefit vouchers and so much more. Naturalwear actively supports Sweet Louise via donations, in-store fundraising promotions and a range of marketing initiatives to our own database.
Sweet Louise now operate throughout most of New Zealand – from Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Mid-Central, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, and Christchurch. The Sweet Louise networks continues to expand. If you live outside their service areas, Sweet Louise Members living with incurable breast cancer, can access support over the phone or by email from the Sweet Louise Support Coordinators. It’s important to note that members living outside of their service area, can also attend meetings while in an area Sweet Louise operates in. For more information and to find out whether you are eligible to become a member click on the link.
Pinc & Steel
PINC & STEEL was founded on the basis of developing a world-class program for cancer survivorship, which is committed to supporting people affected by any type of cancer through all stages of their treatment and recovery. Naturalwear supports Pinc and Steel via cross promoting its activities and events to all our customers, and providing giveaways and vouchers for a range of events that Pinc and Steel conduct through-out the year.
The PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Programs have been founded and developed by Lou James, Physiotherapist, and Physician and Conjoint Professor of the University of Sydney, Rod MacLeod. To learn more about the range of our rehabilitation programs, then please visit our website.
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC)
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) provides a united voice for NZ women who are experiencing breast cancer. BCAC support, inform and represent those with breast cancer so they can make informed choices about their treatment and care. Formed in 2004, BCAC is a registered charity run by breast cancer survivors. If you would like to join them to help improve breast cancer treatment and care in New Zealand, then click onto their website and we encourage you to connect with them.
Naturalwear is a drop off zone for the Uplift Project
If you are changing your breastform (breast prosthesis and/or your mastectomy bra/s,
or, if you no longer need them after for example, a reconstruction, please think about recycling them.
Uplift Project is a voluntary organisation which recycles new and used bras to women in disadvantaged communities/countries. Bras and breastforms are often unobtainable or affordable for many women and Upfilt Project is fully this need.
Uplift Project – Drop off Zones:
Uplift with Naturalwear
Courier To: 120 Symonds St, Royal Oak, Auckland 1061
Post To: Uplift with Naturalwear: P.O. Box 24341, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
Hand Deliver To: Contact one of our mobile consultants and we will arrange collection