Designers and Brands
Published on March 8th, 2009 | by Wenona Napolitano5
Looking for Eco-Fab Wedding Gowns?
So you want to be a green bride but your local bridal shops don’t have any bamboo, hemp, organic cotton or peace silk gowns? Check out these eco-couture bridal designers for fabulous green wedding gowns. Several designers have online stores while others have links to bridal shops that carry their dresses.
- Conscious Clothing is one of the first green wedding designers around. They originally started as a conscious clothing line in 1995 but decided to focus on couture quality hemp bridal wear in 1999.
- Tara Lynn in Vermont has also been designing hemp wedding gowns since 1999. Her gowns are custom made to order and can be shipped anywhere. Tara Lynn’s current bridal collection includes silk, hemp, and luxurious bamboo fabrics.
- Rene Geneva is a self taught seamstress and designer that opened her corset shop, Faernyn’s Grove, in 1997. She is completely immersed in being socially and environmentally conscious and dedicated to ethical business practices. She actively supports fair trade. A top eco-couture designer, her silk and hemp gowns have been featured at Mercedes Benz Fashion week, on television shows (WE TV’s Wedding Central – Amazing Wedding Gowns) and in numerous magazines.
- Designer Anna Mkhitarian’s company Annatarian , creates beautiful eco-bridal gowns from “vintage and remnant fabrics, along with the latest in eco-tech fabrics.” She will even incorporate sentimental pieces like beads and fabric from heirloom gowns and jewelry into the perfect wedding gown created just for you. Her gowns are one of a kind and sold exclusively online and at special events. Annatarian is self-labeled as an “eco-effective design company” her mission…“is to promote peace, love and understanding through fashion, art and beauty.” Her beautiful gowns and cradle to cradle approach may do just that.
- Deborah Lindquist is the green designer to the stars. She is one of LA’s most sought after eco-designers. Her creations have been worn by Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, and Charlize Theron just to name a few. Deborah reuses, repurposes, and recycles vintage fabrics and blends them with new sustainable fabrics in her designs. Her Green Wedding Collection showcases her creativity and combines couture elegance with eco-conscience… and the results are stunning. Deborah Lindquist’s wedding gowns are available in top bridal shops around the United States.
- Chris Kole’s Cotton Bride Collection is a collection of simple and classic bridal gowns made from natural cotton and linen fabrics. Each gown is hand sewn and completely beautiful. The collections feature gowns that are classic, understated, light and breezy. Perfect for the beach bride, the simple bride or the understatedly elegant bride.
- Threadhead Creations‘ beautiful bridal fashions are handmade in Tennessee with bamboo, hemp, silk, and organic cotton fabrics. You can purchase an off the rack gown, help design your own gown online, or work one on one with designer Rai-Lynne to design your one of a kind eco-couture creation, the wedding gown of your dreams.
- Olivia Luca creates stunning bridal gowns from organic cotton, silk blends, and other sustainable fabrics. You can design a gown of your own in one of many eco-friendly and fair trade fabric choices with the help of her online design studio . You can have the perfect “green” wedding gown, created by you, just for you. Perfect for the inspired bride that can’t sew a stitch.
- Morgan Boszilkov is a relative newcomer to the green wedding scene with her Natural Bridal Collection. The Natural collection is a designer line made of eco-friendly fabrics handcrafted in the United States with 5% of profits donated to environmental causes. Not only are Morgan’s gowns classically beautiful, elegant and eco-friendly some of them are convertible, which really ups them on the green scale. The bottom of the dress is detachable, so if you want to ditch the long skirt for the reception you can…no need to buy a second dress for the reception or the old bridal getaway outfit.
- Rawganique’s organic hemp designs are sustainable simplicity at its best… beautiful, classic, and totally green. If you want a simple yet elegant gown at a very affordable price this is the site to check out. They also carry hemp wedding attire for the groom…even eco-friendly hemp shoes.