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3 tips for choosing an eco-responsible wedding dress

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Choosing an eco-responsible wedding dress means choosing a dress taking into account its lifespan, from the manufacture of the textile to its reuse or resale.

The lifespan of wedding dresses is usually very short: it is made, tried on, worn at the wedding, then stored in the closet. It is therefore very important to think beforehand about the consequences of its purchase and what will be done with it afterwards, so that the dress of your dreams does not increase the carbon footprint of your eco-responsible wedding ! Today thanks to Mathilde from Atelier Mahie , we present three tips for choosing an eco-responsible dress that you like!

A SECOND-HAND DRESS

To avoid the ecological impact of producing a wedding dress that has only been worn once, buy yours second-hand, even if it means having it taken over by a seamstress to add things or slightly modify the cut !

In addition to its ecological side, the second-hand wedding dress is also an excellent economical choice since it often allows you to obtain beautiful dresses at a lower cost.

If despite everything you want a new dress, you can always resell it or have it transformed into street clothes to allow it to have a second life !

A DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS

To choose a wedding dress and be sure that it is produced in an environmentally friendly way, it is best to go directly to an eco-responsible wedding dress designer.

There, in addition to being able to choose exactly what your future wedding dress will look like, you can also choose fabrics, know their origin, and have more information about their production, which you need less by going to retailers. of wedding dresses.

The second eco-responsible advantage of going to a specialist seamstress for the dress of your dreams, the possibility of planning in advance how your dress can be reused once your big day is over. Detachable lace, removable sleeves, seamstress to take the cut, dye the dress… Many solutions exist to give your wedding dress a longer life!

THE ORIGIN AND LABELS OF THE FABRICS

Made in France, GOTS, organic, OEKO-TEX, how to find your way around all these names? Here is a short explanation that will help you better decipher whether the fabric used in your wedding dress respects the environment or not.

THE ORIGIN OF THE FABRICS OF YOUR WEDDING DRESS

For an eco-responsible wedding dress, it is best to use fabrics produced as locally as possible to reduce their carbon footprint . Don’t hesitate to talk to your creator or seller about it!

There are still some possibilities to find textiles in France! Calais-Caudry lace  is the best known French lace and even has its own label to guarantee its traditional weaving on Leavers looms. Silk is still widely produced in France, particularly in Lyon and its surroundings. As for cotton, it is very little cultivated in France because it needs a lot of sun and a lot of water for a correct yield. These fabrics are however quite expensive, and to use other types of textiles it will often be necessary to accept that part of their production is external.

ECO-RESPONSIBLE TEXTILE LABELS

The standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certification guarantees that a fabric does not contain any harmful substances, it is not an organic label but a label which guarantees that the fabric obtained is safe for the environment and for the environment. health.

The GOTS (Global Ogranic Textile Standard ) label guarantees that a fabric contains at least 70% certified organic fibers: natural fibers without any chemical treatment from the plant to the garment. When the fabric contains at least 95% organic fibers, this fabric can then be  certified organic . This label also makes it possible to guarantee the improvement of the working conditions of the people working around the fabric.

7 GOOD ADDRESSES FOR ECO-FRIENDLY DRESSES

We have gathered for you our 7 good addresses to find the eco-responsible dress of your dreams in the Lyon region: the first five are made-to-measure designers, the last two are second-hand dressing rooms, the 7 are specialized in bride.

MAHIE WORKSHOP

Atelier Mahie is the workshop of Mathilde Constant,  a designer of eco-responsible wedding dresses  who comes to your home to create with you the outfit for your big day. Mathilde buys fabrics only when ordering from local suppliers or second-hand.

She focuses on optimizing materials when cutting fabrics and recycles her scraps to create christening outfits. To increase the life of your wedding dress, she suggests transforming it after your wedding so that you can continue to wear it.

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