Linda Thomas Eco Design

Linda Thomas Eco Design

Bristol and Hampshire, Based in: South of England
Based: South of England

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At a Glance

Collections: Unique ethical bespoke gowns, capes, boleros and accessories.

Services Available: All ethical. Bespoke gowns ready-made and made-to-measure. Accessories, capes, boleros and jackets. I will upcycle a favourite pre-loved or vintage piece but not alter any new unethical garments.

Showroom: Studio, by appointment only

Online Sales: Not available

Method of Production - Garments: All made by me in my studio in the South of England.

Methods of Production - Fabrics and Embellishments: Materials: upcycled. Labels: organic cotton. Thread: organic cotton or vintage. Embellishments: Vintage, organic or upcycled. Handmade felted details made from upcycled silk, merino wool, hemp, and bamboo.

Origin of Materials: local charity shops, vintage shops or textile recyclers.

Eco/Ethical Ethos (personal and professional): Luxury upcycled clothing made with a love of People and Planet. Obsessional attention to detail regarding the sourcing of everything I use.

Is your business Vegan-Friendly?: Happy to make dresses vegan according to an individual’s desires.

 

How Green is your Supplier?

 

How Green is your Supplier?

So we've put together a ten point criteria, the Green Gauge, that we ask all our partners, your wedding suppliers, to comply with for your peace of mind. The wedding industry covers a broad activity base and you will have your own benchmark of how 'green' you want your suppliers to be. We happily accept wedding suppliers who are trying their best and can check 4 or more criteria on our Green Gauge.

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Linda Thomas Eco Design is based in a studio in Southern England dedicated to purely ethical fashion, specialising in creating unique wedding outfits that let your soul shine through

I won young designer of Nottingham several decades ago and then promptly went on to study Medicine! I now combine my passion for People and Planet by sharing my professional life between designing and healing work.

My work reflects my beliefs and I only make ethical clothing. What could be a limitation of using upcycled fabrics is actually an inspiration for me and I often come up with more creative ideas by having to use only the materials that are available. I make each piece individually by reworking with beautiful materials such as silk, cashmere, merino and linen and hand felting features such as collars or trains. 

For bespoke pieces, the design process involves me making detailed measurements, discovering what you feel fabulous in, and then starting a creative journey together. I have a passion for colour, shape and originality. Each wedding dress is entirely unique, with no two garments ever the same. Imagine having something tailored to fit your body and your ethos.

I enjoy working around your unique requirements, whether body shape, size, or adaptations post-surgery or for a disability. My joy is in creating clothes that let you see how beautiful you are.

Testimonials

Alex, Bride: “I always wanted a Wedding Dress that represented my personality and I was struggling to find this until I was recommended Linda Thomas Eco Design. I wanted to incorporate colour and fun. Linda is all of these things and more! We had a brilliant time together creating and designing the dress. The design of the dress seemed to grow organically as we got to know each other. Linda is an amazing designer and great fun to work with. She has helped me find a dress which I will cherish forever.”

Sue, Mum of the Bride: “It was so special to see my daughter’s face light up when she tried on her wedding dress which she and linda were creating. I had no idea what I was going to wear at my daughter’s wedding except that it was not going to be a typical ‘mother of the bride’ outfit! Linda realised I was struggling to find something I liked and in spite of being incredibly busy, she suggested she could make me a dress. Then began an amazing journey with Linda, my daughter and myself all having input into the colour and design which has resulted in a perfect non traditional mother of the bride outfit….”

Steph: “As a tall and broad shouldered woman it has been in my experience impossible to find elegant eco fashion which actually fits me. Linda immediately understood what I was looking for and created a superb outfit for me at a price in line with mainstream fashion labels. Amazing!”

Miranda Krestovnikoff, Wildlife Presenter, Author and RSPB President: “Discovering Linda has been a revelation. She is able to totally transform a garment, to personalise it to me - my shape and my personality. Fittings were not just about measuring up, they were about finding out what I like to wear, what I feel most comfortable in and tailoring the garment to my exact preferences. The whole experience was really fun and I have had incredible feedback from the garments that I’ve worn, what’s more each one is unique and Linda’s approach is the best way of clothes recycling - re-using items that might be damaged or marked by up-styling them and not throwing them away. I love it! I will be back for more!”

Thanks to the following talented photographers for these images: Matt Revell, Luis Cruz, Egle Vasi, Katy McDonnell, Siobhan Amy, LeeLou Wedding Photography