Wedding Dresses

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Adele Wechsler
Adele Wechler's Eco-Couture Collections are handcrafted in Canada under fair working conditions and make use of naturally dyed organic silks and hemp fabrics as well as remnants. 
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Made)
 
Atelier Tammam
Founded by designer Lucy Tammam, Tammam is a London-based company. Committed to the environment their couture dresses use only sustainable, natural, recycled, vintage or vegetarian fabrics including peace silk. Gowns are ethically produced in the Indian state of Karnataka in the capital city of Bangalore in WFTO certified Fair Trade workshops. 
(Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly)
 
The Bridal Garden
The Bridal Garden is a not for profit resale bridal boutique run by Geraldine Brower benefiting children's charities in New York. They showcase stunning designer and couture wedding gowns at up to 75% off retail prices. 
(Non-Profit, Eco-Friendly)
54 West 21st St., Suite 901, New York, NY 
212-252-0661
 
Brides for a Cause
Brides for a Cause is a commercial fundraiser for Wish Upon A Wedding, a non profit organization dedicated to granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering situations. Brides for a Cause collects and resells donated wedding dresses on behalf of Wish Upon A Wedding to help raise funds for the charity.  Wish Upon A Wedding will receive 50% of the proceeds from reselling each wedding dress, giving them the funds they need to make weddings come true for deserving individuals. 
(Non-Profit, Eco-Friendly)
 
Brides Against Breast Cancer
Find the gown of your dreams and bring support, education and hope to someone affected by cancer. Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sales continue to be important fund-raising events for Brides Against Breast Cancer. They offer name brand and designer wedding gowns as well as gently used donated gowns. 
(Non-Profit, Eco-Friendly)
6279 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL
877-721-HOPE (4673)
 
Celia Grace
Celia Grace has a mission to provide brides with a gorgeous wedding dress that matches their values of human rights, environmental sustainability, and empowering women. Their wedding gowns are made by women’s cooperatives, fair trade producers, and refugees rebuilding their lives in the United States. Celia Grace provides their producers with safe, fair, and empowering work so that they can invest in themselves, their families, and their communities. 
(Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly)
Store located in Amherst, MA

 
Deborah Lindquist                 
Deborah Lindquist Eco Fashion Brand is the premiere brand of unique environmentally conscious couture and ready-to-wear apparel. All of her designs are American made and her Green Bride Line uses hemp, linen, silk, and vintage fabrics. 
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA)
 
Encore Bridal
A consignment and resale bridal e-Boutique, Encore Bridal offers new, sample, and nearly-new couture. Encore offers eco-conscious and affordable bridal couture. Their collection includes dresses and bridal accessories from today's most well known designers at 30-70% below retail. A percentage of the proceeds are donated to help cure cervical cancer and HPV. 
(Eco-Friendly, Consignment)
1288 Columbus Ave. #133 

San Francisco, CA
310-545-1409
www.encorebridal.com

Kendal Leonard Designs
Kendal Leonard Designs uses organic cotton fabrics, ribbons, cording, thread, and recycled materials as well as low impact dyeing techniques to create wedding and bridesmaid gowns that flatter multiple body types. Kendal’s love of technique and product development provides the foundation for the creation of individual, quality products with a hands-on approach to each and every design.
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA)
www.etsy.com/shop/KendalLeonardDesigns
 
Martin McCrea
Martin McCrea's unique collection of vintage inspired gowns are designed for a variety of uses, perfect for mother of the bride, bridesmaids, or any special occasion. All gowns are handmade in the Tucson, Arizona studio. 
(Made in USA)
1950 East 17th Street, Tucson, AZ 
 

800-424-2976

Mill Crest Vintage
Mill Crest Vintage boutique offers handpicked, one of a kind wedding wear from the 19th and 20th Centuries, plus an on-site seamstress who makes alterations using only vintage materials. 
(Eco-Friendly, Vintage)
72 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ
609-397-4700

www.millcrestvintage.com  

 

Minna

Ethical, handmade and vintage clothing by Finnish designer Minna Hepburn. Dresses are designed and made in London out of vintage and certified organic fabrics. Minna's designs have been featured such publications as Vogue, Elle and Brides. 
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Made)
 
Olivia Luca
Olivia Luca offers custom designs to brides, bridesmaids and flower girls. Through their online design studio brides can design their own dress, and select their bodice and skirt for a unique look. Olivia Luca offers silks and natural fibers, and is currently expanding their selection of sustainably produced fabrics which include fair trade and organic fabrics. All dresses are made in Portland, Oregon. 
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA, Some Fair Trade)
www.olivialuca.com

Pure Magnolia
Made in Canada with vintage laces, organic cotton, silk and reclaimed fabrics designer Patty Nayel creates unique and sustainable wedding gowns. 
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Made)
www.etsy.com/shop/PureMagnoliaCouture

 
 
Sanyukta Shrestha

Based in England and originally from Nepal, award winning Sanyukta Shrestha creates beautiful, classic and vintage-inspired wedding gowns with eco-friendly fibers like organic cotton, silk, and bamboo. Reflecting her dedication to quality as well as her roots Shrestha works with artisans in Nepal and also sources from certified ethical and fair trade suppliers in England. 
(Ethically Made, Eco-Friendly)
www.sanyuktashrestha.com

Solitary Pearl
Solitary Pearl creates gorgeous feminine wedding dresses from ethically sourced materials. Designer Christen Schneider has a passion to offer brides the perfect dress to help their personality shine brighter and even more beautifully. Their basic principles are be fair, be nice, and do exceptional work.
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Sourced, Some Fair Trade, Made in USA)
 
 
Tara Lynn Bridal
Designer Tara Lynn creates one of a kind wedding gowns out of eco-friendly fabrics. Made in Vermont, each dress is hand-crafted to fit each unique bride's shape and style. A great place to find fun, special dresses for your day. 
(Eco-Friendly, USA Made)
 
Threadhead Creations
Since 1999, Threadhead Creations has offered high quality handcrafted clothing inspired by the natural world around us. Each dress is made by hand with great attention to detail. You may select an existing dress design or work with the designer to create a custom gown. 
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA)
 http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaiAlexander

Tradesy (Formerly Recycled Bride)
Tradesy is a free online marketplace for buying and selling wedding dresses, accessories, decor, and more. 
(Eco Friendly)
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