Thursday, 26 May 2011

This idea is NOT pants...

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.  Pants For That was born out of a dinner party conversation about - yes - poverty, war, abuse and rape, in the developing world.  Turns out that throughout many African countries, lingerie isn't a luxury in the way we think of it:  women just don't have money for 'smalls'.
     So:  Pants for That was born.  Founder Janie Mac's idea is that you donate fresh, unopened packs of underwear, including for children and teenagers.  The kind of thing you cant throw in your basket next time you're in M & S.
     As Janie says, 'We're not going to be able to alleviate poverty from Africa overnight, and come up with solutions to fix the state of the continent, but we can donate fresh new unopened packs of underwear that cost us virtually nothing.'
     For more about this, see Pants For That's Facebook page, here.  Or nip into your local underwear department this lunchtime, and send a nice pair of pants to:  Pants For That, 20 Carnegie House, New End, London NW3 1JE.  (They will also accept bras, including secondhand ones in good nick, and send them o to contacts in the developing world who'll assure their safe distribution.)
     We've always believed that small changes can make a big difference.  Or maybe, on this occasion, that should be 'smalls'...?

For Pants For That's Facebook page, click here.