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! 


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.