Meet Celia Grace: The first ever Fair Trade wedding dress line in America
What does fair trade mean?
Celia Grace believes in Fair Trade. Fair Trade is a global movement to end poverty by giving you the ability to vote with your dollars for the kind of world you want–one where people are paid a living wage, work in safe and fair conditions, and can break the cycle of poverty. Celia Grace is proud to be a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
- Trade, not aid – that helps those who need it most – women in India and Cambodia who have few options for safe and fair work.
- No child labor – Celia Grace employs only adults and does not allow sub-contracting.
This company also believes in making Eco-Friendly gowns. As much as possible, Celia Grace uses fabrics that are handmade, natural fibers, or small-batch textiles to reduce our environmental footprint. They also use handmade silk woven on traditional wooden looms in some styles. This helps to preserve a traditional art form, and also puts money in the hands of those who need it most–poor rural women.
What makes this event so special?
Marcie and Head Designer, Alix Kivlin, go to great lengths to find the soft eco luxe fabrics and to work with the right women to create a collection of unique dresses. To be able to see the new 2017 collection which has been 2 years in the making, before anyone at New York’s’ Bridal Fashion Week is truly special. Plus, be able to work with Marcie herself throughout your appointment!
What to expect?
During your 60 minute private appointment, Marcie and Malinda will learn more about you and your wedding day to help select the perfect Celia Grace dress and accessories to complete your look. Bring any undergarments and heels that you think you may where that day to help you envision your look. Once you pick your dream dress, we will measure you, select the appropriate size and order your dress. Since these gowns are handmade, they take a bit longer than normal, about 20 weeks. However, there is a rush option for brides getting married sooner than April 2017.
How can I make an appointment to make sure I don’t miss out?
It’s easy! Just click the appointments link and select the Celia Grace 2017 Designer Showcase and go to 9/24 or 9/25 and select the available time. If the time or date you wanted is booked, feel free to join the waiting list and if anyone cancels you will be called. Have any questions? Feel free to email Malinda at [email protected] or Marcie at [email protected].