What’s better than a gorgeous wedding gown is an elegantly eco dress designed uniquely for you. EB have selected our top 5 designers for 2014! Check them out!
Why so fabulous: Environmental issues are important to Minna and consequently, her label can best be described as Eco Luxe. Each piece is hand embellished and made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles. Her label has in a short time re-defined what ethical fashion should be. Environmentally friendly production techniques including local manufacturing and zero waste pattern cutting techniques are used for every garment. Minna is always looking into any new ways to minimise the impact to the environment. Stylish, desirable and beautiful, Minna’s range appeals to the wider audience, not just ethical.
Why so fabulous: Hand spun, hand-woven, hand-embroidered, and hand-made from beginning to the finished products. Combining these elements with figure flattering silhouettes with her unique designs, Sanyukta’s collection is naturally exclusive and unique. The ethical and ecological aspect of her collection in no way means that the designer has compromised in styling or luxury. After receiving fabric, the designer allows it to speak for itself. She doesn’t sketch until the fabric has been twisted and turned to desired level of tactility. This provides the pieces in the collection with uniqueness and exclusivity.
Why so fabulous: The Deborah Lindquist wedding collection is a unique collection of eco couture gowns and separates hand-crafted in Los Angeles. The collection is created from of a blend of reincarnated/upcycled fabrics and organic or sustainable fabrics, and embellished with semiprecious and vintage stones. Each item is bespoke and limited edition. Special orders available upon request.
Why so fabulous: Janay Andrews, Kansas City based Fashion Designer, had a creative childhood making things and dancing in rural Missouri. She began her fashion career with a women’s wear line in 2005, and since has honed in on creating beautiful all Eco Friendly Custom Wedding Gowns. She is passionate about sustainability, and merges this with a love for clean, focused designs to create her signature gowns and for brides across the US and abroad. Along with her team, Janay is thrilled to have helped many brides wear the wedding dress of their dreams.
Why so fabulous: Brit Castanos launched Daughters Of Simone after sensing that there was a lack of variety for brides who longed a gown that represented them. What started with a handful of reconstructed vintage gowns, curated from the ’60s and ’70s, has since blossomed into her first and second collection of lacy and bohemian wedding gowns. Brit is inspired by her mother’s very own shoulder baring wedding gown, her globetrotting travels to Bali and Vietnam, and the women who have inspired her to keep dreaming.