It’s undeniable that what we do everyday has an impact on the world around us and what we do matters. As we reflect personally on ways we can impact change, we want to spark a conversation on ways we can make changes in the bridal industry. Making eco-conscious choices when you’re in the bridal industry is challenging, but not impossible. We love learning and sharing all the amazing resources people in our industry have.
Here are some small wedding dress related changes with hopefully big impacts:
- buy an off-the-rack floor sample
- re-sell your dress after the wedding
- buy a dress from an eco-conscious designer
Truvelle, Laudae, Aesling + Halseene
This Canadian quadruple of Truvelle, Laudae, Aesling and Halseene are designed and made in-house in Vancouver, BC studio. Made for modern and conscious brides; one of their goals is to have zero waste with gown production. They contribute to this by ensuring all gowns are made to order.
They reduce their carbon footprint by manufacturing all gowns locally and shipping in large batches. All fabrics are sourced ethically and even feature recycled polyester linings.
Just one of the many reasons we love this Canadian bridal label.
UK based Catherine Deane draws her inspiration from nature and wanderlust – so it’s no surprise that Catherine feels it’s her “duty to make a change and help keep our world beautiful so wanderers can keep wandering and dreamers can keep dreaming.”
They’re reached their goal as a company of being 40% eco, which includes all of their lining fabrics on the bridal collection being between 60% – 100% recycled yarns and specific eco developments on shell fabrics. Further to using eco-fibers, all packaging materials for garment bags are made from bio-degradable corn, which allows the bags to naturally disintegrate back into the eco system, once they are discarded. Catherine additionally uses hangtags which are made from recycled paper, creating a full circle approach to sustainable packaging materials.
Other noteworthy designers
These designers all cut their carbon emissions by producing all their dresses locally:
- Alyssa Kristin handmade in Chicago
- Carol Hannah handmade in New York City
- Daalarna handmade in Budapest
- Dearheart handmade in New York City
- Leanne Marshall handmade in New York City
- Studio Levana handmade in Israel
- Tara LaTour handmade in Minneapolis
Our goal is to continue to learn and adapt new ways of being more eco-conscious and bring those to our business and our brides.
Wishing you all a happy Earth Day!
Vanessa + Andrea