Why Buying A Used Wedding Dress Helps To Save The Planet

Here at Our Story Bridal, we like to have open conversations about all types of subject matters. From how to buy a preowned wedding dress, to which wedding registry myths to ignore. For this week's installment, we’d like to discuss the environment, and why buying a used wedding dress is the safest way to shop. 

 
Photo credit: Pinterest

Photo credit: Pinterest

 

Its official folks, climate change is real! We have all seen the tear-jerking picture of the polar bear clinging onto a melting iceberg. Stats show that the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to pollution, contributing to 10% of the world’s carbon footprint. To understand the magnitude of this, the aviation industry contributes 2%. On the heels for fast-fashion and the increasing pressure to chase the newest trends (talking about you Instagram), it is only getting worse. Every second, there is another truckload of clothing being transport to a landfill or burned. 

Bridalwear is also a contributing factor to this. It takes over 2,400 gallons of water and 11KG of carbon emissions to produce a single new wedding dress. That is equivalent to over 15,300 Starbuck Ventis, a 20 by 40-foot swimming pool, or 61,000 glasses of wine. All just for 1 wedding dress. Don’t get us wrong, it is a very special day in your life and you should not have to compromise. However, we thoughtfully created Our Story Bridal so that you wouldn’t have to! 

 
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Our mission is simple. It is to deliver a stress-free and luxurious shopping experience, saving you money, time and headaches while doing good. We curate the absolute best collection of preowned and used designer wedding dresses and give you a special shopping environment. This way, you don’t have to compromise anything. After your wedding, recycle your wedding dress through our consignment program, so that it can be a part of another bride’s lucky day. By extending the wear, and legacy of a wedding dress, we are collectively helping that lone polar bear and the planet.