Finding great dresses for your bridal party can be tough. But what if your bridesmaids loved their dress not only because of how it looked but also because it was a giveback dress that was fair trade, eco, indie or ethical? Here are 6 dresses we love and where to find them.
(1) Reformation -- This Los Angeles-based company produces a wide range of trendy and classic pieces using sustainable fabrics and vintage garments as well as sustainable practices throughout the supply chain.
(2) People Tree -- This UK company offers sustainable & fair trade fashion at reasonable prices. Pretty, simple designs from casual to more formal in solids and prints
(3) Cuyana -- This company believes in simple, beautiful, and classic designs made with the most high quality materials. Less is more with these clean silhouettes and gorgeous fabrics. They also facilitate clothing donations.
(4, 5) Mata Traders -- This Chicago-based company makes beautiful, interesting, affordable fair trade dresses and accessories in a wide range of colors & styles. Online & in stores.
(6) Komodo -- This UK company with delivery worldwide uses eco fabrics and carefully chosen garment factories in Nepal and Indonesia in safe and fair conditions.
Want to see some ethical bridesmaid dresses "in action"? Here you go!
Green Door Photography
This bridal party went green and fair trade with coordinated dresses from Global Mamas.
Or, instead of telling your bridesmaids what dress to wear or what company to buy it from, choose a color and a length and let them choose their dress. This is not only beautiful and very on-trend but your 'maids can pick a dress that works best for their budget and body type.
Help us build this list of ethical bridesmaid attire options! What other companies or ideas would you recommend?