You are here

Wedding gear only gets worn once, and cost a fortune. There are other choices:- check the local charity shops - several Oxfam stores around the Country have bridal departments (the nearest to Shrewsbury is Coventry). If you make your own dress you can be more creative with materials (e.g. recycled, organic, reused, fair trade). Some designers specialise in making wedding dresses out of organic fabrics.

Common Threads has successfully provided a marketplace for Patagonia clothes for reuse, now in the UK.


Barnardos Brides by Appointment

See and try on 'pre-loved' wedding gear of all kinds, for bridesmaids, etc.

52 New St.,
01952 247187

Community clothing

UK made clothing



No longer a shop in the town, they are still available on line ! Organic, ethically sourced and produced, range of fashion clothing made from soya, bamboo, hemp etc.,  plus handmade cosmetics and vegan/cruelty free perfumes 


A marketplace for fair and sustainable goods , owned by its users

follow the river

Original eco-friendly clothing



Ethical & Fairtrade Fashion and Jewellery.

84 Wyle Cop
01743 588690


There may be some family jewellery, or buy from antique shops or commission local skilled crafts people to make bespoke jewellery, 
or choose ethically-mined and sold gold - this makes a lot of difference to the lives of miners and their communities.

Love Your Clothes

A UK gov website with loads of useful tips on caring for your clothes including mending, washing and recycling.