A Quinceañera dress is probably one of the most expensive items on a Quinceanera planning list. Mostly because they require labor, manufacturing, packaging and sometimes shipping. All of this leaves behind a heavy carbon footprint, meaning that they not only cost your padrinos or parents money, but they also weigh heavy on the planet as well. For this, consider purchasing an eco-friendly Quinceanera dress or renting a gown, and then donating it for a future Quince girl.
Here are 3 eco-friendly choices for your Quinceanera dress that you can purchase for very little green.
1) Choose an organic Quinceanera dress
More and more clothing manufacturers are exploring organic fabric blends that include hemp, viscose from organic bamboo, and organic cotton, mixed with smaller amounts of synthetic materials.
For example Garcialili.org is a professional online store focused on tailoring and selling various kinds of organic wedding dresses. Lately, Quinceaneras are looking for wedding dresses as inspiration for a Quinceanera dress. This is the perfect opportunity for you!
Another option is Pristine Planet, which provides green comparison shopping so you can see organic dresses from multiple merchants all in the same spot.
2) Choose a vintage Quinceanera dress
Not only do vintage dresses give you that unique look that you are looking for, but they also cut down on the negative impact of the clothing industry. Vintage clothing was designed to last and was often sewn by hand. So if you choose to wear a vintage quinceanera dress instead of a newly manufactured dress you are recycling.
An excellent place to look for a vintage Quince dress is eBay.
3) Rent a Quinceanera Dress
By renting a Quinceanera dress you are already recycling. There are several designer dress rental websites that offer dresses that can serve as inspiration for your Quinceanera dress.
• Milanoo Passion for Fashion offers a variety of dresses for your selection and style.
• Rent the Runway offers an entire designer dress selection by specifications like color, length, body type, neckline, or sleeves. It’s a perfect place to rent!
After you spend a life changing experience with your Quinceanera dress, donate your dress to a charity. Not only will you give the opportunity to a less-fortunate girl to have a Quinceanera, but you’ll be keeping non-biodegradable materials out of the landfill.
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