Welcome to the Bridal wear revolution!
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Progressive, sustainable, unique and ethical ready-to-wear bridal. hand-made in Bristol, exclusively from recycled garments and fabrics.
"If sustainable fashion is going to become commonplace then it's essential we normalise sustainable occasionwear too."
FREDDIE WHITTAKER, Journalist and Crowdfunder supporter
“For most, a wedding is perhaps the one day where they are allowed free rein to really go to town. There will always be a niche market for the traditional white meringue, but I like the idea of the dress being a little more personal – something that is made with love and care, something that takes time and patience - a lot like the marriage itself.”
Gareth Pugh (Designer), "The changing Face Of Bridalwear" BY LINDSAY BAKER, BBC Culture, 4 May 2018
"Like all things in fashion, it takes time for trends and new ideas to “trickle down” and go mainstream, but these shifts feel less like a trend and more like a movement. On the cusp of a new decade, it isn’t far off to think we’re (finally!) embarking on a new era of bridal, too...more about couples making their own traditions. As more brides and grooms begin to question the “rules"".
Will 2020 Be the Year the Bridal Market Finally Gets Modern? BY EMILY FARRA, Vogue, April 9, 2019
Where can i buy a dress?
collections in small
batches, set a sale date
in advance, then post them individually to Instagram on
the day of the sale.
Sales are first
come first served.
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customer, buying a gift-card
for a loved one, following us on social media, sharing our blog posts and talking about us!
We're also currently crowfunding, see the link at the top of the page
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HOw ELSE CAN i get invloved?
5 CLOTHING / WEDDING / WASTE FACTS
The Green Bride Guide states that the average wedding produces 400 lbs of garbage and 63 tons of CO2. With an estimated 2.5 million weddings per year, that is about 1 billion lbs of trash and as many emissions as approximately 4 people would produce in a year, in just one single day.
Sky Ocean Rescue say 245,513 weddings took place in Britain in 2017 with an average of 100 guests at each, using nearly 20kg of single-use plastic at every ceremony. That adds up to 4,910 tonnes of of plastic potentially pouring into our oceans every year – the equivalent weight of 47 blue whales.
The majority of the people who make clothes for the global market live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay. Fashion Revolution estimate that around 75 million people work to make our clothes, and 80% of them are women between the ages of 18 and 35.
WRAP report that he value of unused clothing in wardrobes has been estimated at around £30 billion. It is also estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes into landfill each year. to tackle this we need to increase supply and demand for pre-owned clothing, and keep clothes out of landfill.
WRAP also say as a whole in the UK, the average lifetime for a garment of clothing is estimated as ~2.2 years, but extending the active life of clothing by as little as just nine months can significantly reduce its environmental impact.
Read the full WRAP report
"Valuing our clothes:
The cost of UK fashion"