Article by Amy

 

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!

 

1. Minna

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.

Minna Bohemian Inspired Bridal Wear
Minna Bohemian Inspired Bridal Wear

 

2. Sanyukta Shrestha

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.  

Ruston Wedding Dress by Sanyukta Shrestha: The Ruston features a column skirt with small puddle train. Made with soft cotton crochet lace, lined in hand-loomed organic fairtrade cotton.
Ruston Wedding Dress by Sanyukta Shrestha: The Ruston features a column skirt with small puddle train. Made with soft cotton crochet lace, lined in hand-loomed organic fairtrade cotton.

 

3. Deborah Lindquist

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.

Deborah Lindquist Eco 'Rose' Gown - Blush Pink Peplum Gown
Deborah Lindquist Eco ‘Rose’ Gown – Blush Pink Peplum Gown

 

Deborah Lindquist 'Dana' Organic Linen and Vintage Lace Wedding Gown
Deborah Lindquist ‘Dana’ Organic Linen and Vintage Lace Wedding Gown

 

4. Janay A Handmade

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.

Janay A Eco Gown: Yarow’s a fun and flirty dress with earthy vibes.  The scooped strapless neckline is adorned with organic cotton lace appliques.  At the natural waist,  a gently flowing tiered slim A-line skirt.
Janay A Eco Gown: Yarow’s a fun and flirty dress with earthy vibes. The scooped strapless neckline is adorned with organic cotton lace appliques. At the natural waist, a gently flowing tiered slim A-line skirt.

5. Daughters of Simone

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.

Daughters of Simone
Daughters of Simone

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