More about Conscious Elegance:
A proud vetted member of 'Green America' (a national non-profit organization that rigorously screens green businesses), designer Lori Del Genis with her company Conscious Elegance offers the most gorgeous, completely eco wedding gowns and bridal attire in a sustainable and socially responsible way. Ethical practice and exceptional service is her priority and the aim is to offer her range at a fair and affordable price.
Eco wedding dresses, gowns and bridal attire
Bridal coats and wraps
We only use natural and organic fabrics
Reclaimed and vintage 100% silk (raw silk and satin)
70% hemp, 30% silk satin
38% hemp, 32% silk, 30% organic cotton satin
85% hemp, 15% silk brocade
100% organic cotton unbleached sateen
Fabric swatches are available at no charge; order online.
Bridal gowns from $746 to $1729 (UK £485 to £1125)
Bridal coats from $149 to $473 (UK £97 to £308)
Bridal wraps $85 (UK £55)
Ties and cravats $33 (UK £21); Garters $23 (UK £15)
All designs are made to measure and therefore sized uniquely to you and your wedding party.
How to Order:
Contact us about which gown you love best and which fabrics you prefer from our range of hemp, silk, organic cottons and reclaimed fabrics. Should you be unsure about which design might suit you, we offer a full page of dress advice on the website to help you along.
The minimum ordering time to receive regular pricing for one wedding gown is six (6) weeks prior to your wedding date. A gown ordered less than 6 weeks from the scheduled delivery date is considered a rush order and may attract a premium.
You are most welcome to visit our State College studio to try on samples of our gowns. Give us a shout and let us know when to put the kettle on.
Other services available:View the creation of your custom dress in real time! It's important to us that you are delighted with your dress and are included along every step of the way.
Fabric by the metre for eco friendly fashionistas planning to hand make their own wedding gowns.
We don't believe that anything should be useful for only one day. As an exclusively free service to our clients we are happy to create a special child's garment from their own bridal gown or shorten the dress to a cocktail length. It's a fabulous way to reuse a special dress with immeasurable sentimental value.
Special features:Dresses are all sewn together with certified organic cotton thread.
Exclusive adjustable lacing panel (allows for brides to tweak their measurements a bit before the wedding!)
Reclaimed zips can be substituted for lacing panels.
All of our packaging is recycled and/or biodegradable and we use only 100% post-consumer recycled paper and recycled printer ink cartridges.
Should you wish to return an undamaged gown within 3 days of receipt, we will credit your account for the total cost less the initial deposit.
UK Orders: We've had several recent UK clients who have been extremely satisfied with their gowns; UK brides need not fear that we are no longer accessible to them.
For the convenience of our UK clients, we can accept personal cheques and direct bank transfers in £. No currency changing fees and no VAT!
For more information, advice or a chat about your dream dress please contact Lori or go to her website consciouselegance.com.