This trans-owned brand makes gender-affirming chest binding safe and accessible

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For some trans, nonbinary and queer people, chest binding can be a way to feel more at home in their bodies. But the practice can be unsafe if done incorrectly, like with constricting ace bandages or duct tape. That’s why dedicated binding garments are so important to the LGBTQIA+ community, providing a safe and liberating way to bind. 

Since 2015, gc2b has been one of the go-to places for reliable chest binders. In trans and queer spaces, the company is well known and respected for making the essential garment safe and accessible. In fact, gc2b binders were the first garments designed and patented specifically for gender-affirming chest binding.

The Maryland-based company was founded by Marli Washington after he found the only safe binding options were uncomfortable and inadequate compression shirts designed for non-trans men. Washington went to work, designing gc2b’s lineup of tanks and half binders, which are now the gold standard when it comes to safe, effective and, yes, life-saving binding.

Over the past several years, the small company has donated more than 6,000-plus chest binders to people in need. The brand even has an impact arm, giving back to queer and trans organizations through monetary and product donations. Now that’s a whole lot of good. Check out some gc2b’s products below — and bind with some peace of mind.

Nude No. 1 Half, $35

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Nude No. 3 Tank, $37

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Trans Pride Half Binder, $42

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Red Half Binder, $35

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White Tank Binder, $37

Black Half Binder, $35

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Nonbinary Pride Tank Binder, $45

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