Ethical, eco-friendly, fair trade fashion, i.e. clothes that don’t produce collateral damage such as polluted drinking water, poor wages and horrid working conditions, is something that has recently become really important to me in my everyday life.
It made me realise that you rarely see this kind of topic being addressed in an industry that potentially creates lots of unnecessary waste (you really will only wear that dress once!), so I did a bit of research and here’s my list of wedding suppliers, services and resources that can help you have an ethical wedding!
I intend to keep adding to it as I discover more, so if you have anything you’d like to add please comment below!
Sanyukta Shrestha– Contact them for prices (sample sale dresses start from £400)- This award winning Nepalese London based designer champions creates fair trade jobs for village women in Nepal through her beautiful wedding dresses
Minna– £300-£1000- Wedding dresses made out of sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles, Minna are one of the few ethical suppliers to carry an affordable range.
Tammam– Contact them for prices- Providing a one-stop service of dresses, veils, shoes, jewellery and headwear, London based Tammam produces their fair trade collections with a range of naturally dyed, sustainable, organic, vegetarian friendly materials
Mama Wolf– £25-£30- Bespoke bow and neck ties made from vintage, organic, fair trade and recycled materials
Brave Gentleman– $1250-$2500- Vegan and sustainable men’s suits, in both classic and quirky styles
M&S Greener Living range– £349- That’s right, your local M&S does a sustainable organic wool suit!
Rings and Bands
Brilliant Earth– $200+ – Providing ethical and conflict free diamonds in classic, traditional designs at affordable prices
Green Karat– $95+ – Nature inspired styles complete with Green Circle certification to suit all budgets and even an ‘active lifestyle’ range with hardened metal.
April Doubleday– £130-£2000+ – Based in Devon, this jewellery designer supplies coast inspired rings made of fair trade and fair mined gold