With an industry known for its excess and waste, we believe it’s essential that our wedding dresses are environmentally friendly, without compromising on quality or beauty. Expertly crafted by hand, we turn our designs into modern, sustainable wedding dresses for stylish, eco-conscious brides. See the ways we’re doing things differently below.

CoopCouture wedding dresses

Making eco-friendly wedding dresses

Every knitted silk design is made wholly with (wo)man power and could, if required, be entirely unravelled and reconstructed into a new design. Any yarn we can’t re-use is kept, under our zero-waste policy, to be used in future projects for good.

Our wedding dresses are also made to order. That means we don’t mass-produce a style only to find it doesn’t sell and needs to be disposed of. We design and make everything in the UK which eliminates the need to fly dresses across the globe. And, what’s more, all the energy we use in our studio comes entirely from renewable resources.

Sustainable materials

We use 100% silk to create our sustainable wedding dresses and capes. Not only is silk luxuriously soft but it’s also a highly renewable resource. It’s one of the least toxic materials to produce and has one of the lowest impacts on climate change of all fibres. We occasionally make skirts from Irish linen which is equally, if not even more, sustainable to produce.

An eco-conscious wedding dress

It’s incredibly important to us that no CoopCouture design becomes a single-use item. If you don’t think you’ll wear your dress again, we can work with you to re-fashion it into something you’ll treasure. Your unique embroidery design can, for example, be mounted onto canvas to create a piece of art.

It might also be possible for us to sell your dress second-hand, in which case we can give you a partial refund. If you’d prefer to donate your dress to another bride, we’ll be happy to take it back and work with local charities to find the perfect home for it.

CoopCouture Sustainable wedding dress

A wedding dress you can wear again 

If you’d like to wear your wedding dress again, we’ll provide you with the care instructions you need to make sure it stands the test of time. If you’d prefer it to be another colour, we can dye it and return to you the most exquisite evening dress you’re ever likely to own.

Book an appointment in our south London studio, or see some more inspiration for your sustainable wedding dress here.