Choosing your perfect gown can be one of the most exciting decisions for your special day, but for the eco fashionista, it can be a challenge to find a dress that fits your values and style — but these brands have exceptional sustainable wedding dresses you’ll swoon over!
Using earth-minded materials like hemp, cruelty-free peace silk, deadstock recycled fabrics and vintage lace, and producing consciously, either in small batches or handcrafting each individual piece made-to-order, the brands below meet high standards for transparency, ecological sustainability, and fair labor.[For more sustainable wedding dresses, check out this guide to secondhand wedding dress sites!]
Cécile de Fleur designs convertible couture wedding and after-party dresses that can transcend long after your big day is over. (Truly an eco-conscious bride’s dream!) Featuring detachable sleeves and spaghetti straps, you can create multiple looks from the same dress.
The sustainable wedding dress brand’s collection is inspired by the timeless 1950s. Their opulent negligee dresses are hand-sewn in New York City and feature intricate floral details and divine French leavers lace.
Each eco-friendly wedding dress is crafted from cruelty-free peace silk fabric using regenerative farming practices in India and is colored with GOTS-certified dyes using a digital printing machine that minimizes dye, electricity, and water usage.
Additionally, this Latina-owned brand donates 1% of each purchase to the Tree Sisters Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering women and restoring rainforests.
Conscious Qualities: Regenerative peace silk, locally and slowly made in NYC, recycles scrap fabrics, eco dyes, recycled packaging, WOC-owned
Price Range: $3,759 – $5,310
Size Range: 0 – 12
Blending the traditional with the modern, Pure Magnolia designs classic-inspired sustainable wedding dresses with contemporary touches. And each dress is made in their Canadian studio by seamstresses earning fair wages from eco-fabrics, such as organic cotton and hemp silk.
The brand sources recycled fabrics whenever possible as well, and recycles their scrap fabric through FABCYCLE.
Conscious Qualities: Eco-friendly fabrics, locally and fairly made, recycles scrap fabrics
Price Range: $845 – $3,300 CAD
Size Range: 0 – 28
Lost in Paris crafts each of their creatively designed bohemian-inspired gowns ethically in their Sydney, Australia studio. Unconventional yet undeniably striking, Lost in Paris’ dresses are made from vintage lace and cotton.
Investing in a dress from Lost in Paris is seamless — the brand offers at-home sample try-ons, offers train and sleeve adjustments on several styles, ships their dresses worldwide for free, and even accepts returns. Oh, and, if one of their ready-made sizes doesn’t work for you, you can get a dress designed to your measurements.
Conscious Qualities: Made-to-order model, uses vintage lace, locally made
Price Range: $950 – $3900 AUD
Size Range: XXS – XXL + custom sizing options
Wear Your Love creates feminine, effortless dresses in their Northern California studio that are — in contrast to the majority of wedding dresses on the market — actually comfortable! The brand’s free-spirited designs are made with soft, earth-minded fabrics like organic cotton and each dress is made to order for each bride to their exact measurements.
There are also customizations available for each eco-friendly wedding dress such as train or no train, skirt or sleeve linings, back coverage, skirt style, and more.
Conscious Qualities: Eco-friendly fabrics, made-to-order model, locally and transparently made
Price Range: $680 – $1,700
Size Range: N/A; dresses are made to your measurements
5. Christy Dawn
Dreamy dress brand Christy Dawn has romantic, timeless pieces — which are all made from deadstock or organic cotton — that are perfect for fancier occasions, including a few extra special pieces for your wedding.
Their dresses in off-white hues, like buttercream, would make a gorgeous “traditional” wedding gown and many of their other pieces could make for a lovely unconventional dress for your special day. You may also find the perfect eco-friendly bridesmaid dresses in Christy Dawn’s collection!
Conscious Qualities: Uses deadstock fabrics, slow-made in LA, is investing in regenerative cotton
Price Range: $198 – $548
Size Range: XS – XL
Leanne Marshall’s unbelievably beautiful wedding dresses are seriously swoon-worthy. You’ll need a bit of a larger budget for these designer gowns, but wow are they stunning!
The conscious designer sources majority natural fabrics for their dresses (90%) in an effort to minimize the use of synthetics, and ensures that the raw materials they source are coming from environmentally and socially responsible mills. All of Leanne Marshall’s dresses are made in the New York area by seamstresses earning fair wages, and the majority of their gowns are made right in their own facility.
Conscious Qualities: Made-to-order model, uses mostly natural fabrics, fairly made in New York
Price Range: $1,500 – $4,320 for dresses
Size Range: 0 – 20
Based in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Larimeloom crafts exceptional custom-made dresses by hand in their atelier. The brand creates comfortable minimalist dresses from durable natural fabrics and colors them with natural or non-toxic dyes.
Larimeloom has also implemented zero waste design techniques, cutting their patterns strategically in order to minimize fabric waste.
Conscious Qualities: Made-to-order model, zero-waste designs, natural fabrics and dyes
Price Range: 650€ – 2,650€
Size Range: XS – XL
For a more casual and carefree sustainable wedding dress, Valani’s Sokha Banana Midi Dress is the perfect fit! The eco-friendly frock is made from banana fabric sourced from discarded banana tree stems and non-toxic dyes. This versatile feminine piece features an elegant asymmetrical neckline, a flattering tie at the waist, and flirty ruffle detailing. [Check out this post for more on Valani!]
Conscious Qualities: Eco Fabrics & Non-Toxic Dyes, Sustainable Packaging, WOC-Owned, Gives Back
Size Range: 0 – 12
Sourcing quality earth-friendly natural fabrics like organic hemp and cotton, Sister Organics creates classic, eco-friendly wedding dresses for UK-based brides.
Each dress is made to order in England, so you can select a pre-defined size, customize the length of a size, or get an entirely different dress made for your measurements.
Conscious Qualities: Eco-friendly fabrics, made-to-order model
Price Range: £125 – £390
Size Range: XXS – XXL + custom sizing
Indiebride’s vintage-inspired sustainable wedding dresses are delicate and romantic yet free-spirited, offering a unique collection for the bride that wants to skip the conventional wedding gown and choose a piece that fits their individual style.
The brand’s conscious wedding dresses are handmade in London using majority natural fibers and can be altered or customized to your specifications.
Conscious Qualities: Made-to-order model, uses many natural fabrics, locally made
Price Range: £1,200 – £1,700
Size Range: 8 – 16 (UK sizes)
Sustainable designer Deborah Lindquist uses recycled, eco-friendly, and organic fabrics for her one-of-a-kind creations. Her gowns are made in small batches in the U.S. from materials rarely seen in the wedding dress industry, like hemp and linen.
In addition to gowns, Deborah Lindquist also offers separates and bustiers for a unique pairing.
Conscious Qualities: Eco-friendly fabrics, made in small batches
Price Range: $400 – $1,400 (includes separates)
Size Range: S- L; many one-of-a-kind items available only in 34b
More for Your Eco Wedding:
17 Brands with Conscious Dresses (great options for bridesmaid dresses in here!)