About Recycled Bride
New York City's October 2010 bridal fashion week featured an exciting new Green Pavilion, hosted by The Green Bride Guide
. The pavilion featured eco-friendlywedding dress designers
, stationery companies
and more. They showed off their green products and services to an audience of prestigious wedding industry tastemakers, reporters, and bloggers. It was an exciting landmark event for the eco-wedding movement, and Recycled Bride was proud to be featured as a remote vendor for the event. Here are three must-know, up and coming green bridal businesses
who rocked the Green Pavillion:
1.SEAMS Bridal Couture & Partywear
is the labor of love of Harper Della-Piana, a former costume designer for film, television, and celebrity clientele, who found her passion creating custom ethical couture dresses for brides and bridal parties. All SEAMS gowns and accessories are handmade in Della-Piana's LED-lit New England studio. No industrial machinery is used, all packaging is recycled and reusable, and there are a variety of natural fibers and organic materials to choose from when designing your dress. And the latest designs from SEAMS, called Wrapture
, are a truly exquisite collection of bridal and bridesmaids' dresses
that wrap on, made of 100% natural fibers and 100% wearable again.
2.Ruff & Cut
is a socially and environmentally responsible jewelry company that makes exquisite engagement rings
, wedding bands
, and other jewelry. Their designs are beautiful, sophisticated, hip, and made from recycled metals and uncut, rough diamonds. Ruff&Cut is an incredible green business, providing the consumer with socially responsible luxury jewelry that supports development in impoverished African mining communities.
Our friends at InviteSite
set the industry standard for eco-friendly wedding stationery and invitations. Their tree-free and recycled papers, vegetable-based inks, and DIY
production kits all cut down on the carbon footprint produced by traditional wedding stationery
. All designs are exclusive to InviteSite, the pioneers of eco-couture wedding stationery.
For more of the latest in eco-chic wedding products, check out the Green Bride Guide
, organizers of the Green Wedding Pavillion.