We continually look for beautiful sustainable fabrics and laces to create new heirloom quality and eco-friendly wedding gowns and spend an enormous amount of time sourcing them. Our materials are among the things we are most proud of because sustainability is a cause dear to our hearts. For full material information for each dress, please go to the material tab on the product pages.
Made in Great Britain
The majority of the lace we use is produced in the UK. The laces are either 100% cotton or primarily cotton with a small amount of nylon or polyester added to reduce pilling. We also use silks that are produced in the UK by a small manufacturer that also produces the silk fibre. Although their ahimsa silk is organic, it is no longer certified. It once had a certification, but because they are so expensive, small enterprises frequently cannot afford them. Unlike regular silk, Ahimsa silk is produced without killing silkworms while they are still in their cocoons. Silk has the same thermoregulatory properties as bamboo so it's perfect for creating comfortable wedding dresses.
All our long gowns are lined with EcoCert
, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1
certified organic bamboo. Our bamboo lining is soft and smooth to the touch. Because of its thermoregulatory properties bamboo is the perfect lining for both, hot summer weddings and cool winter weddings as bamboo is a breathable fiber and keeps you feeling fresh and cool when it's hot, and warm in a cold winter wedding without making you perspire.
Environmentally responsible and vegan
We use Tencel lyocell fabrics as vegan substitutes for silk satin and crinkled silk chiffon. Lyocell fiber is made of wood pulp. Lenzing, a company whose sustainably managed forests have earned it FSC
certifications, manufactures our lyocell fabrics, which share many of the same characteristics as silk and bamboo and are also Oeko-Tex Standard 100
certified. They are soft to the touch, anti-static and breathable. Thanks to the closed loop production process of lyocell, 99% of the solvent used can be recycled by feeding it back into the production cycle. You can read more about the production process of Lenzing's Tencel lyocell here