REV’s Guide To Ethical Bridal Dressing And Jewellery
In this editorial, we share our favourite sustainable brands that make ethical bridal apparel. From beautiful dresses to eco-friendly rings to thoughtfully made shoes – we have you covered.
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Ethical Wedding Dresses + Bridesmaids Dresses - KAMPERETT -
Your dress for the big day should be absolutely beautiful and special but it really shouldn’t cost the Earth…Our favourite ethical designer for wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses is KAMPERETT, who design and make everything sustainably in San Francisco. They even have a showroom, which is open by appointment only so you can view everything in person and find your perfect dress. Each piece is made to order so they never deal with any overproduction. All their deliveries are carbon neutral too. Their pieces are not your conventional wedding attire but rather pieces that you could probably even repurpose for after your wedding day. Our favourite pieces are ones that can be worn time and time again!
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Sustainable Shoes – Brother Vellies –
Brother Vellies do some of our favourite ethical shoes. Based in New York, the brand was founded in 2023 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Their pieces are handmade by artisans across the globe. They create timeless pieces that are made to last. They even have a wedding section on their website, where they have a curation of shoes for different brides. Their classic pumps are also a wonderful choice for bridal as they have a selection of beautiful colors.
Ethical Engagement Rings + Wedding Bands – Bario Neal -
Female-founded ethical jeweler, Bario Neal creates the most beautiful and unique engagement rings and wedding bands, all handmade and mindfully crafted inside their Philadelphia, Pennsylvania workshop. Most importantly, they are incredibly transparent – something we always love to see at Rev – you can read all about their efforts within the industry inside their newly published bi-annual sustainability report on their website. They work with a fully traceable supply chain, from mine to market, and their ethical diamonds are more than just conflict-free. Their diamonds are mostly recycled (Canadian and Australian origin) or are sustainably rated lab grown. When designing your ring you can choose either 100% recycled or fairmined precious metals. The ethics page of their website details all of their sourcing standards, inclusive of diamonds, metals, and colored gemstones.While you can choose to create something completely custom, or reimagine heirloom stones into a new creation, the design team at Bario Neal will help to create your perfect ring. If you desire a bit more inspiration, they also have an incredible selection of collection rings available to browse online that can all be made to order. Diamond rings from Bario Neal range in pricing ~ $580.00-$24,000.00
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Sustainable Lingerie – Araks –
No one does ethical lingerie like Araks. The brand proudly produces 100% of their collection in New York and are making efforts to producing zero waste collections, so they work excess materials back into future collections instead of fabric being discarded. Their materials range from organic cotton, upcycled cotton, plant dyed organic linen, and recycled swim materials – they are transparent about all their sourcing.
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Ethical Earrings & Necklaces – BaYou with Love -
Founded and run by designer, actress and environmentalist Nikki Reed, BaYou with Love creates luxury with a story through hand-crafting fine jewelry using recycled gold, including gold recovered from discarded technology. BaYou with Love are one of REV’s own selected jewelry brands and we love their elegant pieces for a put-together bridal look. They have a dedicated wedding day essentials section on their site which makes it easy to shop the best picks of their collection. In our opinion their selection of delicate necklaces, especially those with diamonds included are so perfect for the big day, as well as their diamond earrings.
If you are looking for bridal beauty recommendations, check out our guide to Ethical Bridal Beauty!