If you’re planning a wedding, have you given much thought to the dress you’ll be wearing? And I don’t mean thinking about how stunning it’s going to be. I mean, have you thought about where that dress will be made? Where it will come from? How will that dress impact the environment, and the person who made it?
When I got married back in 2004, I’ll admit these important questions didn’t cross my mind at all. However, if I had it to do over again I would definitely spend time thinking about how my event, and my dress, might benefit someone else. If I had a do-over, I would go with a fair trade or vintage wedding dress. And, I’m not the only one.
Marcelia Muehlke started Celia Grace after she was unable to find a wedding dress that matched her commitment to human rights and sustainability. Celia Grace is a triple bottom line company, focusing on people, planet, and profit.
Celia Grace uses naturally-dyed, local silks made on non-electric looms. The seamstresses are members of women’s cooperatives located in places like Cambodia. They’re paid a living wage with regular raises and job security. They also have access to benefits, an eight-hour work day, and a safe, healthy, and bright working environment.
This is the kind of company we here at Earth Divas love to support!
Celia Grace’s fair trade wedding dresses are etherial and lovely. Take a look below.
Celia Grace has eight wedding dress designs. You can see them all here!