Being an Ethical Bride: The War Against Stuff

Being an Ethical Bride: The War Against Stuff | British wedding blog - Bride and TonicThe world is feeling so full these days – full of stuff. Stuff that we MUST have, stuff that we need, stuff we can’t possibly live without. I’m on a bit of a crusade at the moment against stuff. Now I know this is not for everyone, and believe me I actually love stuff so this has been pretty hard for me too! It all started when I came back from travelling and I realised I just didn’t need stuff. I had lived out of a backpack for half a year, worn no makeup, hardly brushed my hair and rarely watched TV or looked at my phone (it didn’t actually work abroad and then got stolen, but still..) Anyway, I came back a changed woman, or so I thought. I slowly descended back into the need for stuff, and it’s recently been bugging me.

I’ve always been pretty good at buying ethically in the some areas – not purchasing any products tested on animals or using ingredients derived from animals; using eco products to clean our house and I always take my ‘save a turtle‘ (reusable) bag with me shopping. But recently I’ve found myself wanting to do more. Fast fashion has always got my goat but I never knew how to counter act it without looking like mother earth. Lately I’ve been really researching into ethical fashion and it’s got me thinking more and more about ethical weddings. This is something we really want to embrace here at Bride and Tonic, as we really care about living simply, shopping local and independently. So why not ethically as well?

Welcome to our new series “Being an Ethical Bride” – where we can learn together how to make your wedding more ethical, without the need for hemp and dreads (unless that’s your style – then go for it!) and slowly start to make weddings more sustainable and less about fast purchases. Each post will cover an area in which you can make your wedding more ecological, ethical and with a load of love for our world.

Peace out. x

PS. The featured image is the beautiful Birkin dress by Amy Kuschel

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