What’s important to you when it comes to choosing the dress you’ll wear on your big day? Of course, it’s got to look great – and you’ll probably want it to flatter your figure, too. You might also be on the hunt for a dress which complements your venue – be it an indoor or outdoor one – and a frock which looks fab in an Instagram photo.
The fact is, brides-to-be will look for a host of different things in that all-important dress – and it can be challenging enough trying to find the perfect gown for you without adding ‘eco-friendly’ to your list of wedding dress wants.
But, we’re here to save the day! That’s right; we’re pointing you in the direction of five ethical wedding dress brands and makers, who’ll help you find a dress that puts our environment first, too.
After all, we do things ethically here at Jacqueline & Edward and we know many of our customers stumble upon our site because they share the very same values as us. Read on for some inspiration…
Mother of Pearl
Establishing itself as the go-to brand for sustainable garments, Mother of Pearl is a British fashion brand which offers customers complete transparency throughout its supply chain. While it isn’t a wedding dress brand as such, it does offer an ever-changing collection of relaxed, floaty dresses which would be perfect for an informal wedding. Take a look at its edgy selection of garments over here.
Priding itself on its no waste approach, British brand Indiebride London orders its fabrics only after a dress is purchased, to ensure that nothing is left over. At the helm of the company is designer, Miina Laitsaari, who started off as an intern and now offers a huge selection of alternative options for brides-to-be.
Check out the site’s unique selection of dresses, which include bridal separates, vintage styles and dresses with shorter hemlines.
Now here’s an idea for those who are keen to host as ethical a wedding as possible: consider renting your wedding dress from Warwickshire-based Greenway Brides. Browse its range and find the dress of your dreams in a collection which includes frocks from sizes six to 18. ‘Weddings don’t have to cost the earth’ says the brand’s clever strapline – and we must say, we agree.
Made to order in beautiful organic and eco fabrics, Sister Organics’ wedding collection features a host of relaxed styles for the modern bride. Based in Devon, the brand makes special occasion and casual wedding dresses, all created right here in the UK. Delve into the site and discover the range, which includes plenty of dresses under £500.
Julie Dutton Designer/Dressmaker
A bespoke made-to-measure bridal and bridesmaid dress company, Julie Dutton Designer/Dressmaker also offers alterations, customisation and restyling. On top of this, she provides a personal design service and eco couture dresses – take a look here.
Has this post given you a taste of what’s out there in terms of ethical wedding dresses? Don’t forget to check out our blog posts on ethical wedding venues, too. Start with our London edition here.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll appreciate an eco slant on your big day. Oh, and if you’re looking for eco-conscious wedding rings, you know where to come. Our customers love our eco-conscious rings, as well as the opportunity to pan for the gold that goes into them – just get in touch if you’d like to know more.