We’re no strangers to green and ethical weddings here at Bridalwave and we’ve bought you a range of different eco friendly ideas for your big day. However, we haven’t yet mentioned the most important topic of all and that’s ethical wedding dresses.
We’ve therefore had a scout around and found a really good guide from the Natural Store who has put together a guide of a range of stores that supply eco friendly and green wedding dresses.
Look out for a gallery of some of these frocks very soon.
The Tammam Studio located in London, sources stunning developing peace silks and beautiful vegan satins all woven under Fair Trade conditions. All the bespoke dresses are handmade by the resident designer, Lucy, in the Tammam Studio. Pret a porter dresses (approx £800) are made in Fair Trade workshops in India and nepal (please allow 13 weeks) and can be adjusted to fit at the London studio where clients are met for appointments and especially at the later stages of the dress making. Fair trade embellishment (embroidery / beading is carried out at a workshop in India).
Gaia House – based in southern England – designs unique and ethical bridal wear and occasion wear created from eco fabrics, for the bride with a conscience. They offer Ready-To-Wear or Bespoke Couture Wedding Dresses. The bespoke couture service includes a Design Consultation which ensures that the fabric, cut and colouring are absolutely right for you. Your gown is cut from fabric which is uniquely constructed, ensuring not only the style but also the cloth from which it is created is exclusively yours.
Conscious Elegance -based in northern England – feels that you needn’t compromise your values to look stunning. With a Conscious Elegance gown, you may let all of nature rejoice with you on your special day. They individually create their original wedding dress and bridesmaid/occasion gown patterns from eco-friendly fabrics to your own measurements. Swatch packets of current fabrics available. Coming soon: personal fitting service at your door to ensure a perfect fit of size and style.