Join ELC in our fight against breast cancer

October 21, 2019

Join ELC in our fight against breast cancer

OK, real talk time. The horrible truth is that almost every single one of us has been affected in some way by breast cancer. A friend. A sister. A mum. A grandma. A co-worker. Or maybe it was you. (And if it is you, we’re sending you the tightest hugs and warrior vibes. You’ve got this, sister.)

We’re in it together. We’ve all been affected somehow by breast cancer.

The thing is, this horrible disease doesn’t discriminate, and it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with eight women dying from the disease every day.

This stat is sadly on the rise – meaning more mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, friends and families will be impacted. Without research, stats show 30,000 more lives will be lost to breast cancer by 2030. And that is simply not OK.

One in seven Australian women and one in 675 Australian men are expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime.

The good news is that there are organisations like the National Breast Cancer Foundation, who are shining a light on this disease and investing millions of dollars into hundreds of breast cancer research projects to find a cure.

NBCF is different because they run entirely on donations from the public—no government funding. This means they can move freely to do their research, but also that they really need our help.

Their mission is to end breast cancer by 2030.

They have had some remarkable results to date. (Last year the five-year survival rate reached 91%!) But the fight is a long way from over. 

We chose to partner with NBCF through our lingerie wash bags because we have seen first-hand how breast cancer has affected so many and torn people and lives apart.  

Here are some ways you can help make this disease a nightmare of the past: 

You can also buy our lingerie washbag or range of body mist fragrances (a percentage of all proceeds is going straight to our friends at NBCF)!

 

One more thing, ladies. Check your own breasts now.

Girls, check your breasts. Do it tonight. Heck, do it right now. Just pop to the office toilets and use this handy guide if you don’t know how to do a self-exam. It only takes a few minutes. Tell your friends. We’re all doing it.

Nearly half of all breast cancers are actually found by the woman herself.

So get touching. And get involved!

Let’s make “breast cancer” something we have to explain to our granddaughters one day. 

For us, teaming with NBCF is about giving back to our community of amazing women and helping NBCF to continue their life-changing work, not just in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month, but every day of every year until this disease is history. So let’s do it.

~With love The ELC Team xxx




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Sizing

Trying to find the right underwear size can be difficult due to different companies making different sizes. To make things easier we have created a step by step guide to take the guess work out of the equation.

Below we have measuring instructions with images to assist you.  

Finding your size in our Underwear Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your waist, your lower waist and your hips. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.  If possible stand in front of a mirror when taking your measurements to ensure that the measuring tape is also parallel to the floor and is flat.

Measurement 1: Your waist

Your waist is the natural in indentation above your hips or just below your rib cage (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.

Measurement 2: Your Lower Waist

Your lower waist is approx. 12cm down from your waist.  Take your measuring tape and run this down from your waist to 12cm (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around this area firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.  

Measurement 3: Your hips

Now wrap the soft measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, this is approximately 25cm below your waist (see image). Use the mirror to check that your measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor – write this measurement down.

 

 

Finding your size in our Crop Top Bralette Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your Full Bust and your Lower or under bust. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.

Measurement 1: Your Full Bust

Your Full Bust is the fullest part of your bust (see image). Ensure that the measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor. Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

Measurement 2: Your Lower or Under Bust

The Lower or Under bust is measured by wrapping the measuring tape around your rib cage directly under your bust (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

 

ELC Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Full Bust Measurements (cm) 81-87 87-93 93-99 99-105 106-114 115-123 124-130 131-137
Lower or Under Bust Measurement (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 80-86 87-39 94-100 100-106 107-113
Waist Measurement (cm) 75 80 85 90 95 100 110 115
Lower Waist Measurement (cm) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125
Hip Measurement (cm) 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
USA 4 to 6 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20
UK 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20 20 to 22
EUROPE 34 to 36 36 to 38 38 to 40 40 to 42 42 to 44 44 to 46 46 to 48 48 to 50

 

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