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And so we reach the final weekend of our Fairtrade Fortnight Wedding Challenge. What are we left with? Only the biggest challenge of all: THE DRESS. But don’t worry, we’re not completely bridecentric. Today we’re doing fair trade wedding gowns, tomorrow we’ll be looking at bridesmaid dresses and groomswear. Hey guys, we saved the best [...]

Back in July, our post ‘How to give your wedding dress to another bride‘ looked at a number of charities who could take your beloved but one-wear-only wedding gown and give it a new life as the dream dress of another deserving bride. Today we’re bringing you a new way to donate your dress – [...]

WorldSkills London 2011 Have a Go (a national campaign to provide one million opportunities for people across the UK to try a new skill) is exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and has taken eco and ethical weddings as its theme. The stand features two eco-wedding dresses made from sustainable bamboo and silk by [...]

While other designers scrabbled for their sketch pads to recreate Pippa Middleton’s sleek and sophisticated bridesmaid dress (the consensus being that for us commoners it would make a rather stylish wedding gown), our very own Sabina from Motasem found she had something very similar already in her collection – the Alaya. The Alaya is a [...]

Today’s post finds us digging around in the Ethical Weddings archives to help out a bride who’s hunting down a secondhand wedding gown. If running Ethical Weddings has taught us anything, it’s that when one bride asks a question, many more are thinking it so here is our answer for all brides who love to [...]

In our October Ethical Weddings newsletter we mentioned the emails we had been receiving from brides who wanted to know what to do with their wedding dress after the big day. Should they sell it? If so how and where? Should they give it away? Where can it do most good? Should they have it [...]

.!. I’ve been trying to get around to writing about my outfit and those of the rest of the “wedding party” (Partner, 2.5 yr old son and 5.5 year old daughter)… £10 wedding dress Yes, that’s right I have bought my wedding dress for £10.  From Ebay. Now, the last time I wrote I was [...]

If the big day has come and gone and your green bride conscience won’t let you leave that dress hanging on the hook, why not redo ‘I do’… for charity? The Big I DO REDO is a charity ball that lets you squeeze into THAT dress and slip into THOSE heels again, to re-celebrate your [...]

For today’s post, we’re delighted to invite Guest Editor, Wenona Napolitano, author of ‘The Everything Green Wedding Book’ to delve into the decadent world of vintage in search of a totally vintageous wedding dress… Are you considering a green wedding but don’t think you’re going to find a “green” gown that fits your style? Hemp not your [...]

If you can’t wait for your fix of ethical fashion at the Horsham EcoFair this Sunday The Oxford Murders ipod , feast your eyes on this tasty confection courtesy of the Urbanites, aka Nicole Da Silva and Phong Nguyen from Hackney Community College – as spotted on SmartPlanet.   buy Body Heat The pair took an [...]

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