Posts Tagged ‘certified organic fabrics’


Eco-Chic Couture Bridal Trunk Show at Seychelles

November 9, 2009


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Seychelles New Haven hosted an eco couture bridal and evening wear trunk show this past week-end. Our featured designer Gwendolyn Gleason presented her collection of environmentally friendly gowns. What is an environmentally friendly gown?

Well, all of Gwendolyn’s dresses are made from certified organic fabrics and she also uses “peace silk”.  The process of creating peace silk differs from most commercial silk process, because the silkworm is allowed to live out its full life cycle. Instead of being reeled, the silk undergoes a process of degumming and is then spun in a similar manner as other fibers. The results are the same, if not better. The yarn is flexible, soft, and airy!

If you missed Gwendolyn in our New Haven store last week, please  come to Seychelles Westport on November 13th & 14th to meet her and view her collection.

Considering having an eco-friendly wedding? Here are some environmentally friendly wedding tips:

1.)  Get a custom designed eco couture gown from Gwendolyn Gleason at Seychelles Dresses.

2) Choose beeswax or soy-based candles for your wedding and reception.

3)  Contact  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)  which certifies spaces as sustainable by their efficient use of earth-friendly energy. This organization has a list of wedding venues that have met the LEED standard. Check out their website.