If you are like me and are always looking for ways to better our environment, then keep reading. It will be well worth your time…and budget.
DID YOU KNOW…
The most widely used manufactured fiber for wedding gowns, is made from petroleum. In the United States alone, the textile industry is the 5th largest contributor to CO2 emissions. The average wedding emits approximately 14.5 tons of CO2e. That is the same as putting three cars on the road for a year!
As a young entrepreneur and a mom of three, I feel that it is important to use any platform at my disposal to address the climate change issue we are facing today as a global community. The eleventh hour is here and we can no longer afford to ignore the warning signs.
The reality is, our world is in trouble and we need to slow down our fashion consumption by any means necessary. Start by asking yourself ‘WHY?’ Why do you need it? Does it need to be new? Do you really need more than one? Make these questions a habit before any dress purchase and you will start to see the severity off how wasteful fashion truly is.
The good news is that there are small ways to slow down and fight fast fashion. Choose sustainable alternative materials for new custom dresses. Re-use and recycle old ones. And if you intend on wearing more than one dress at your wedding, choose a style that is minimalistic and/or multi-functional. By optimizing fabric use, we can reduce our carbon footprint, one dress at a time. All we need to do be conscious of our choices and proactive in our ways.
Luckily, vintage trends and upcycling dresses are becoming more and more popular. Buying second hand is good for your budget anyway, so you are off to a great start! Now here is where it gets even more interesting for you!
get 20% off your dress alterations if…
~ YOUR DRESS IS AN HEIRLOOM ~
~ YOUR DRESS WAS MADE BY A LOCAL MONTREAL DESIGNER ~
~ YOUR DRESS WAS BOUGHT SECONDHAND ~
~ YOUR DRESS WAS UPCYCLED OR MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS ~
~ Discount applicable pending proof of purchase. Heirloom must have proof of picture ~
Recycle / Upcycle