The most stunning looks from conscious brands to have you ready for that Spring wedding.
Symbology is out to make fair trade sexy!
Symbology uses fashion as a platform to empower women, preserve handmade crafts and provide sustained employment and fair wages to marginalized artisans. Each piece is handcrafted by women artisans in developing countries using traditional fabric techniques like block printing, tie dye and embroidery
Symbology's show-stopping pieces are characterised by flowing chiffon, figure-flattering drape and, of course, striking artisan prints.
Pair with Swedish Stockings Elin Premium 20 Denier Stockings, ethically made from recycled Econyl yarn for naturally perfect legs! Available in a range of skin tones.
Silk Laundry is Australian designed and owned and was founded by Katie Kolodinski in 2015 to meet the demands of her own wardrobe. Avoiding trends, Silk Laundry is committed to producing timeless and effortless styles with an emphasis on sustainability.
The 90s Silk Slip Dress is available in a variety of colours and prints - all of which are made from 100% silk and provide elegant simplicity for any occasion.
To add a cheeky edge, complete your environmentally conscious ensemble with some cute fishnet socks like Swedish Stockings Vera Net Socks in Ivory.
Did someone say #bohowedding? Rasaleela Clothing has the perfect selection of free-spirited, bohemian-printed dresses for that Pinterest-worthy occasion! Rasaleela Clothing was started in 2002 by Trish Louey after she returned from living and studying in India for several years. Upon returning Trish noticed there was a gap in high quality unique vintage and ethnic inspired clothing. Trish only works with family based companies that offer safe working conditions for their workers and good pay with No sweatshop conditions and No child workers. Rasaleela also gives back to the local Rajasthan community through their support of the Fior di Loto Foundation.
Rasaleela's "Nina" dress (pictured above) has been a favourite style season after season. Available in mid or maxi length, Nina is perfect for a beach wedding on her own or style with Swedish Stockings Liv Net Tights and a pair of heels to add some sophistication.
Another darling of the bohemian fashion scene, Violet Fish, is also Australian designed and ethically made and with their irresistibly romantic offerings, you couldn't hope for more fitting Spring Wedding attire! The story of Violet Fish is a delightful one beginning with a Grandmother, skilled in embroidery, passing down her passion for creating beautiful garments, which today is kept alive by sisters Jill and Eleanor and their team. Sustainability and ethical production are also at the forefront of their vision:
"We try to tread lightly on the earth and wherever possible source organic and sustainable fabrics. We have had the same makers throughout the whole journey and these amazing people have become our friends. We regularly visit the factories and a policy of complete transparency has always been in place."
Keep your feet comfortable and protected, while letting Violet Fish's exquisite prints take the limelight with Swedish Stockings Ida Premium Steps. These no-show sockettes are not only made from 100% recycled polyamide, but also provide the perfect non-slip fit.
If you're looking to the higher end of Australian fashion for that more formal wedding occasion, don't despair there- there are ethical options available! Bianca Spender is a great example of a prominently recognised designer with accreditation from Ethical Clothing Australia. Bianca pays attention to her fabric’s origins, and chooses predominantly natural fibers and faux leather. All design, development and production is overseen within Australia, employing a large local workforce.
For that extra special event, go all out in the glam stakes with Swedish Stockings Tora Shimmery Tights.
It is a really encouraging thing for the conscious shopper to find so many ethical and sustainable options emerging to provide for all kinds of occasions. If you have an ethical brand that you love that would be perfect for a Spring Wedding, please share with us!