I've started to notice a lot of questions about binders and where to get them at. So, I thought that I could start a thread where we all could contribute tips and sites. I can edit and add sites and tips into the original post, so, I see this as a sort of living thread where we all can contribute. I'm going to add the most common sites and binding tips. Binding Tips Do not bind with ace bandages for long periods of time. They are good to see what you would look like wearing a binder, but that is just about it. The bandages will tighten as you breathe, and can possibly break or deform your ribs. Avoid the cheap "cosplay binders" or the cheap ebay binders. While they may be tempting because they are cheap, they usually do not have enough flexibility in them. This causes the person to have trouble breathing and could possibly lead to broken ribs or deformed ribs. Also, binding too tightly can cause you to be sick. When buying a binder off of a site, be sure to check the sizing chart. What may be a medium on one site may be a large on another. Each site has a different sizing chart, and you don't want to end up with a binder that is too big or too small. While wearing a binder, remember to stretch. Otherwise, your back can get tense and you could experience some pain from that. Also, coughing every now and then helps keep things loose in your chest so you do not get sick. Binders can be very hot. If you live in a place that has a hot climate, you may want to consider a binder that is made of a breathable fabric. When beginning to bind, you will want to give your body some time to adjust. You don't want to just start wearing it 8 hours a day the first day that you get it. Listen to your body. If something hurts, then you know that it is not for you. If you feel like you have been binding for too long, try to get it off as soon as you can. Binding exchange sites Point5cc - gently used binder donation program (Worldwide) Point of pride - has a long waiting list. (Worldwide) Forge Binder Scheme (previously known as MORF) - (Must be 18+; UK only) GenderGear - requires a payment of $10 for a pre-used binder (Canadian company) FTME - Offers a free youth binder program (24 years old or younger) (USA only) Black trans advocacy binder grant Big brother used binder program - this site requires a donation, so it is better for those that have a binder already. (Site under construction) There are more region specific programs here if you are looking specific regions. Also, if you have a local LGBT center, check there as they will have information on resources in your community. Binding Sites Underworks- they are really the cheapest of the "safe" binders. They do a good job binding, but they are made with a fabric that is fairly scratchy. The fabric also holds heat like none other. Great in the winter, pretty hellish in the summer. GC2B- These binders are a little bit more expensive. They are made with a much less scratchy fabric. They also are much less hot in the summer. LesLoveBoat- Much more expensive. They have a ton of options though. They have zipper binders, velcro binders and a lot of other types of binders. They also offer binders that are made for summer weather. Flavnt- They offer bearskin binders. I've never personally had one of their binders, so if any of you have let me know and I can edit your review in and give you credit for it. Outplay- They have swim binders. I also have not had anny experience with them, so if you have a review let me know and I can edit it in with credit given to you. Tkingdom- I've heard that they tend to run smaller on sizes. I've never personally had one from them, so if you have and want to give a review let me know and I can edit it in with credit given to you. The Discriminant- A couple of well reviewed binders on this site. Thanks to @FoxEars for this addition. FrogBra- Good if you are looking for less binding power. Personally, I something similiar to one of these when I am doing physical work.Thanks @Cody18 for the suggestion. Spectrum outfitters (UK)- Don't know much about this one, but they look like good quality binders. Thanks @Cody18 for this site. shapeshifters- has a lot of custom binder options. Thanks @Sebby45 for this addition! Danae - Offers various binder options. Made in the Netherlands, and shipped free within Germany. Washing and caring for your binder Drying your binder in a dryer is always a bad idea. It will shrink the fabric and overall reduce the lifespan of you binder. Air drying is the best. The good news is that generally they dry pertty quickly. Handwashing your binder is good. If you are unable to do that, then use a garment bag to wash it in the washer. Also, fabric softiner will make the fabric more likely to stretch. So, avoid using it if you are able to. How often you wash a binder is really up to you. I usually wash mine when I notice that they are getting dirty. I have a few binders though, so that buys me some more time. You really just have to find what makes you the most comfortable. The more you wash it though, the more the lifespan has the potential to be reduced. How to take your binder off When you first get a binder, they can be hard to take off. I know that when I get a new binder, I dread the process of breaking it in. @FracturedWings provided the link to this handy image showing a way to get your binder off. If you all have anything to add, post and I'll add it!