Ghana batik

"My dress complimented my style, my figure, and our wedding perfectly. Wearing the dress that I had dreamt of...was one of the most important parts of my wedding and made the day so special."

Styles des Reves is proud to offer the following ideas to brides who wish to incorporate environmentally and socially conscious options into their special celebration.

Design

For custom-designed and constructed gowns, choose among fabrics that are organic, sustainable, and/or fair-trade.

The selection includes:

  • "peace" silks - no silk moths killed when harvesting the filament.
  • cotton and hemp - grown without the use of pesticides.
  • blends of silk, cotton, and hemp with other sustainable plant fibers from soy and bamboo.
  • silks and cottons dyed naturally, without chemicals.
  • Fair-trade and artisanal fabrics such as :
  • Vietnamese and Cambodian silks: hand-loomed silk fabrics provide economic development in small Asian communities.
  • Ghana batiks and block prints: 100% cotton prints from small communities in Africa.

Re-use

Your vintage or second-hand gown can be altered or re-styled to become your perfectly fitting dream gown.

Related links

Complete your wish to "do no harm" to the earth by donating your gown after your wedding. The following organizations will accept donation of your gown:
The I Do Foundation, Brides against Breast Cancer. Bridesmaids gowns will be accepted by the Glass Slipper Project for distribution to high-school girls who can't afford prom dresses.

Sites for more information about creating an environmentally and socially-conscious wedding:

idofoundation.org

portovert.com