11 ethical brands you need to know about when planning a wedding
The thought of incorporating ethical shopping into your wedding might sound impossible, but there are actually several awesome brands to consider! If I could plan my wedding all over again, I would definitely be working with these companies. There's a little something for every type of bride...
1. Lace & Scone
Find a variety of cute, modern, ethically made bridesmaids dresses at Lace & Scone. Also, they offer the most adorable customizable tea tins as favors for your guests! How adorable are those? In addition to getting great items for your big day, you'll feel great knowing that your purchase from Lace & Scone helps provide helpful kits to the homeless community in NYC.
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There some truly stunning wedding dress options and loads of great bridesmaid dresses to choose from at Reformation. All of these dresses are ethically made in the USA using sustainable fabrics. If you choose to buy a Reformation dress as your wedding gown, you'll be surprised at how affordable they are compared to traditional wedding retailers.
4. Rent the Runway
Renting dresses is an absolutely genius and affordable ethical option for bridesmaids. Find literally thousands of options from top designers at Rent the Runway. They even send you two sizes of each dress ordered to ensure you have the right fit for the event!
6. Repeat Roses
Repeat Roses will collect your flower arrangements at the conclusion of your event and restyle them into petite arrangements suitable for patient rooms, bedside tables, community rooms and nursing stations. On your behalf, Repeat Roses will identify the best-suited non-profit destination to match your donated flowers. Typically they work with local hospitals, cancer treatment centers, nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities.
7. Mata Traders
You'll love the the huge selection of dresses from Mata Traders. They're perfect for bridesmaids and are handmade by artisans in Nepal who are receiving a fair wage and safe employment.
8. Komodo Fashion
Not only are Komodo Fashion's dresses ethically made, but they also have exceptional certifications in sustainability. You'll find plenty of unique options as well as classic cuts for bridesmaids.
9. Amour Vert
Amour Vert is one of the top players when it comes to chic ethical fashion. Their sustainable made-in-the-USA dresses are ideal for gals standing by the altar and looking classy while they're at it!
In addition to these ethical brands, there are lots of wonderful vintage and secondhand options for dresses.