When planning an ethical wedding, there are so many extra things to take into consideration! Where your dress comes from, is one of these extra things. Every bride wants a breathtaking gown and thankfully, you can find some beautiful and stunning dresses that are ethically made.
Here are 9 ethical wedding dress brands for all the conscious brides out there!
Reformation is one of the main ethical clothing brands that most people know and love. Their aesthetic is minimal and simple with a focus on vintage inspired cuts and silhouettes.
Their cute designs have extended into ethical wedding dresses with a whole collection dedicated to weddings!
If you’re all about romantic lace and vintage fabrics vibes, Lost in Paris is the one!
Using antique lace from European markets Alyssa makes all of the dresses in her Sydney workshop meaning each dress is made with respect for the planet and respect for the makers. No sweatshops here!
Aboutphaedra is for the unique and daring bride. Boasting textural design with delicate fabrics, these ethical wedding dresses boast an avant-garde style that take inspiration from the natural waves of the ocean.
If you’re looking for something a little more non-traditional – Aboutphaedra is for you!
Matheson+Me is an Australian designed and made label focusing on the bohemian and modern bride who doesn’t want the constraints of traditional wedding gowns. With both off the rack and made-to-order options, Matheson+Me is the perfect ethical boho look you’ve been looking for.
If you’re into vintage styles, Bell Street Bridal is your two-in-one. The physical store, which is located in Marrickville, Sydney, offers a vast collection of vintage dresses, separates and accessories available to hire for special occasions which 100% includes weddings!
Ali, the owner of Bell Bridal and a designer in her own right, also offers bespoke wedding dress design to those who want something a bit more personalised and unique.
Lenka Couture rest on the mindset of reducing waste, and delivering couture bridal dresses which don’t compromise of integrity. Style with substance.
After checking out Lenka’s instagram, I saw some more of the custom creations including a beautiful silk chiffon dress dyed with avocado pits! Zero waste and eco production.
Love Me Twice is a Melbourne bridal dress boutique focusing on pre-loved, luxe wedding dresses. With most dresses being used only once, this store is the perfect avenue for brides to reduce their environmental footprint and choosing used.
If you’re not in Melbourne, don’t fret! They also have online classifieds where past brides can sell their dresses – direct to the buyer.
Rue de Seine is a New Zealand based brand that manufactures their gowns IN New Zealand. Their bold, contemporary bohemian style suits the bride who is wild at heart – a bride who believes marriage is an adventure to be had.
Using beautiful bold lace and modern sweeping designs, Ru De Seine gowns are a MUST see. Their Sydney atelier is located in Double Bay.
Pearl Button Bridal is all about creating wedding dresses with the smallest environmental footprint possible. Also wanting brides to extend the life of their dress beyond their wedding, Pearl Button also offers a natural dying service so you can alter and dye your dress to be more practical.
They use natural fibres – no polyester here! To reduce their waste, each dress is custom made to suit each individual bride.
So not wedding dresses BUT these vintage denim jackets will give you that cool, casual edge on your wedding day! Sydney based Vanessa sources vintage jackets from op shops, online stores and markets and then customises each piece with bedazzled letters to spell out words like “Boss Babe” and “Wifey”. Sustainable and rewearable!
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