16 Sustainable Wedding Dress Brands Eco-Conscious Brides Will Love

leanne marshall sustainable wedding dress
Dress by Leanne Marshall

It’s no secret that the wedding industry produces a lot of waste. And a fluffy white gown that you only wear once? Yeah, it’s not a good look in terms of sustainability. So today, we’re going to help you find a sustainable wedding dress that you’ll truly love—for more reasons than one.

Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to dedicate purchasing power to more sustainable brands. So, what’s different about the wedding industry? When it comes to dresses especially, stigmatized gender norms are part of the issue. Consider how much more common it is for guys to rent their wares…whereas the gals are more likely to buy new. Right?

What is a Sustainable Wedding Dress?

A sustainable wedding dress could be a dress that is made from recycled or eco-friendly materials or one produced solely in a local studio thereby emitting fewer carbon emissions. It could be a dress that has been or will be used more than once. Or one created by a studio that reduces waste by offering only made-to-order. You can also rent or buy pre-owned from past brides on curated online closets like Borrowing Magnolia or Stillwhite. But shopping for a sustainable wedding dress can be daunting with little knowledge of who’s actually producing what. So we did the research and found 16 brands to shop from that create dresses using sustainable practices.

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The Best Sustainable Wedding Dress Brands

1. Wear Your Love

Sustainable Wedding Dress by Wear Your Love Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Gown
Natalie Dress by Wear Your Love

Based in: Northern California
Eco-Friendly Practices: Wear Your Love is committed to three areas of sustainability: each dress features a lining made from 100% organic cotton, all gowns are produced in-house in their Northern California studio where the team is paid a liveable wage, and producing low-waste. In fact, leftover textiles are donated to local preschools for craft projects! Bonus: at your request, dresses can be made vegan from synthetic fibers instead of silk.
Size Availability: Each dress is made to each individual bride’s exact measurements. Once you place your order, you’ll be sent a measurement guide to fit your unique shape.
Price Range: $680-$2080
Style Notes: Wear Your Love dresses are for the free-spirited bride who is here for the romance but wants to be comfortable all the same.

2. Leanne Marshall

Sustainable Long Sleeve Wedding Dress by Leanne Marshall Darcy
Darcy Gown by Leanne Marshall

Based in: New York
Eco-Friendly Practices: Gowns are produced one at a time by fairly paid seamstresses and made from sustainable textiles and natural fibers that meet several certification criteria. All scraps, trimmings, and textile waste is responsibly recycled by an organization called FABSCRAP.
Size Availability: 0-20
Price Range: $2000-$4000
Style Notes: Leanne Marshall’s sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine details, and timeless elegance.

3. Grace Loves Lace

Grace Loves Lace Sustainable Wedding Dress with lace and long veil
Peaches Gown – crafted from 100% recycled materials

Based in: Australia
Eco-Friendly Practices: Over 80% of GLL gowns are made-to-order in their Australian studio to reduce waste and emissions; packaging is FSC Certified and moving to compostable plastics this year; currently developing eco-lace for future gown releases and transitioning to satin made from 97% recycled materials for an even more sustainable wedding dress line. The Peaches gown (seen above) was recently reimagined with the brand’s 100% recycled, GRS certified pearl lace, contributing to the gown’s overall
composition of 95.5% recycled materials. The perfect sustainable wedding dress!
Size Availability: Made to measure
Price Range: $2195-$5295
Style Notes: Grace Loves Lace gowns are crafted for comfort and movement. “We steer clear of boning or corsetry and opt for ‘stretch’ instead – designing unique silhouettes which allow you to move, laugh and dance, freely. Our award-winning gowns work with your body, not against it.”

4. Pure Magnolia

Sustainable Wedding Dress by Pure Magnolia
Paz dress by Pure Magnolia

Based in: Canada
Eco-Friendly Practices: Pure Magnolia values responsible fabric sourcing; creating locally-made gowns; choosing natural fabrics – avoiding synthetics and opting for recycled when possible; reducing waste by donating fabric scraps to FABSCRAP; and paying fair wages to dressmakers.
Size Availability: 0-28
Price Range: $440-$2600
Style Notes: Pure Magnolia focuses on timeless designs that are both comfortable and beautiful.

5. Scout Bridal

lace long sleeve eco-friendly wedding gown by Scout Bridal
Louisa Gown by Scout Bridal

Based in: New York
Eco-Friendly Practices: Scout plants a tree for every gown purchased and uses sustainable packaging to ship it your way. Gowns are made in New York with sustainable practices.
Size Availability: Extended sizes available (find a retailer here)
Price Range: $1650-$2100
Style Notes: Simple, feel-good gowns that are a little cheeky and way chic.

6. Lost in Paris

sustainable wedding dress with vintage lace
Stardust Gown by Lost in Paris

Based in: Sydney, Australia
Eco-Friendly Practices: Dresses are ethically made in Sydney from vintage European lace. Found from antique markets, dressmakers restore and refashion it into one-of-a-kind wedding dresses at the Sydney atelier. All sustainable wedding dresses are ethically made with respect for people and the planet.
Size Availability: Made to measure XS-XXL
Price Range: $1775-3785 (with sample sale dresses from $460)
Style Notes: Lost in Paris is for the free-spirited gypsy, eco-conscious, vintage devotee bride. Unique gowns with a story to tell – made for you.

7. Reformation

Reformation Sustainable Wedding Dress with bow sleeves
Balsam Dress by Reformation

Based in: Los Angeles, California
Eco-Friendly Practices: Reformation has a number of sustainability practices put in place — from knowing who’s making your dress, utilizing deadstock, recycled, and vintage fabrics, reducing waste (they are 100% carbon neutral), and tracking the environmental impact with the RefScale that tells you how much CO2, water and waste you save by shopping Ref. Take a deep dive here!
Size Availability: depending on the gown 0-24 or 0-12
Price Range: $198-$598 (financing options available)
Style Notes: It’s the classic shop for the cool-girl bride. From little white dresses to two-piece looks and full-length skirts, there’s a chic-prairie vibe happening that totally works–and they have dresses for your bridesmaids as well!

8. Indiebride London

eco-friendly wedding dress with bell sleeves and lace details
Wylie Dress from Indiebride London

Based in: London
Eco-Friendly Practices: Dresses are designed, handcrafted, and made-to-order from the brand’s South London studio. Scraps are used to create accessories or donated and sustainable materials are a priority.
Size Availability: S-XL
Price Range: $700-$2650
Style Notes: Indiebride designs heirloom-quality bohemian and vintage-inspired sustainable wedding dresses and for the free-spirited, environmentally conscious bride.

9. Rita Colson

bride in white pants and jacket
Marta Dress by Rita Colson

Based in: London
Eco-Friendly Practices: The black-owned brand uses vintage lace and silk to create contemporary and bespoke pieces with an ethical twist. All materials are sourced ethically and sustainably.
Size Availability: Made to measure
Price Range: Inquire here
Style Notes: Rita’s gowns channel a contemporary aesthetic that effortlessly reflects the elegance and style and grace of the fashion-forward bride.

10. Leila Hafzi

leila luxury sustainable wedding dress
Noemi Gown by Leila Hafzi

Based in: Norway and Kathmandu
Eco-Friendly Practices: Leila has made the empowerment of women and ethical, eco-conscious production from a developing country a pillar of the brand since 1997.
Size Availability: To inquire about a digital catalog, contact bridal@leilahafzi.com
Price Range: Find a retailer to inquire
Style Notes: Leila Hafzi designs are recognized by their romantic, feminine, and bohemian look combined with an innovative fusion of themes from different cultures and draw inspiration from Norway, Persia, Greece, and Nepal.

11. Anita Dongre

Indian Bride wearing a sustainable wedding dress by Anita Dongre
Wild Herons Lehenga Set by Anita Dongre

Based in: Rabale, Navi Mumba
Eco-Friendly Practices: Anita values people, the planet, sustainable wedding dress materials, recycling plastic, managing textile waste, planting trees, and more. Take a deep dive here.
Size Availability: Depending on dress XS-XXXL
Price Range: $430-$14,630
Style Notes: Anita’s latest collection is inspired by the sounds of the forest. Ethereal gowns in bold colors and prints that capture nature in a unique + magical way.

12. Christy Dawn

Athena Christy Dawn sustainable bridal
The Athena Dress by Christy Dawn

Based in: Los Angeles, California
Eco-Friendly Practices: Christy Dawn believes sustainability isn’t enough. From repurposing deadstock fabrics to honoring the relationships through the entire dress-making process, honoring Mother Earth is at the forefront of everything they do. Take a deep dive here.
Size Availability: XS-XXL
Price Range: $444-$1800
Style Notes: A true cottage-core vibe, Christy Dawn dresses are made for barefoot brides who enjoy the simple, beautiful things that the earth has to offer.

13. Larimeloom

Larimeloom minimalist long sleeve wedding dress
Minimalist Wedding Dress by Larimeloom

Based in: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Eco-Friendly Practices: Larimeloom believes in careful consumption and sourcing quality, sustainable, long-lasting materials.
Size Availability: Made to measure
Price Range: separates and dresses from $30-$3200
Style Notes: Timeless and modern silhouettes inspired by Italy’s ancient tradition of handcraft, the bright, warm sunshine, glorious monuments, and art.

14. Poémia

fairycore wedding dress by Poemia
Isa dress by Poemia

Eco-Friendly Practices: Poémia wants to change the way you think about your wedding dress. They know that no amount of recycling will replace consuming less, which is why Poémia is committed to creating designs that can be worn again and again with a quick and easy conversion of the dress. Their GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)-Certified Organic Cotton and certified biodegradable Cupro dresses are produced in New York City and Delhi, India by partners they know and trust. 
Size Availability: 0-12
Price Range: dresses from $625-$1795
Style Notes: Poémia believes that your sustainable wedding dress should be loved and worn for many years to come. They created a “Ever After” package where they will convert your dress with a natural over-dye and a fresh hem to wear, forever and ever!

15. Honua

bride with hat wearing a sustainable weddding dress made in Maui
Samantha Dress from Honua Bridal

Eco-Friendly Practices: Every Honua gown is hand made on Maui using recycled, cruelty-free, and organic fabrics. Their studio is located at Float Off-Grid Art Farm in Haiku, Hawaii. The property is completely “Off-Grid”, meaning Honua uses solar power to run its machines and rainwater for its facilities. A portion of Honua’s profits are donated to the Hawaiian community.
Size Availability: Made to measure
Price Range: dresses from $1995
Style Notes: Honua’s mission is to create beautiful gowns that give women the opportunity to love the Earth while celebrating a momentous day in their life. Honua seeks to educate, lead, and participate in the sustainable fashion movement. As a company based in the Hawaiian islands, they aim to support other local businesses and community wherever possible.

16. Louette Bride

bride with a lace wedding dress
Giselle Gown from Louette Bride

Eco-Friendly Practices: Loulette Bride is founded on principles of sustainability. They are committed to always being responsible, transparent, and ethical when creating your sustainable wedding dress. Their goal is to craft the most beautiful, ethical bridal gowns with the least impact on our environment, and the most positive impact on our community. All gowns are made to order in their Brooklyn studio. They use recycled poly lining, and natural fabrics like cotton, silk, hemp, linen, and wool. And for every dress sold, a tree is planted in that bride’s name with One Tree Planted.
Size Availability: Loulette Bride is proud to be size-inclusive and every gown is made to your measurements, which means it’s made for your body – not the other way around.
Price Range: separates and dresses from $330-$3520
Style Notes: Loulette Bride gowns are created with EVERY body in mind. From sketch to fabric selection to finished garment, each and every gown is designed to fit and flatter every curve, on any skin tone.

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