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Ethical Bridalwear: From the initial sketch to the final stitch

March 16, 2024
Bridal Styles, Inspiration

At Feathers and Florence Bridal Studio, we have the privilege of showcasing some of the most exquisite designers in the bridal industry. We have written this blog to shine a spotlight on the talented Stephanie Allin, a designer whose creations are inspired by art, travel, and literature with a commitment to British manufacturing to ensure the practices, from the initial sketch to the final stitch, are ethical.

Stephanie Allin’s journey as a designer is not just about creating beautiful gowns which are elegant and timeless with a nod to the current trends; it’s a reflection of her life experiences, the places she’s travelled, and the stories she’s read. Each collection is a chapter in her life, defined by the cultural trends and moments that have shaped her.

But what truly sets Stephanie Allin apart is her unwavering commitment to British craftsmanship. From the very beginning, Stephanie made the decision not to follow the commonly used practice of outsourcing production to countries like China. Instead, she chose to support British manufacturing, employing highly skilled team members, and maintaining complete control over production and quality.

So, when you choose a Stephanie Allin gown from Feathers and Florence, you’re not just wearing a dress; you’re wearing a piece of British craftsmanship. You’re supporting a designer who believes in ethical practices and quality over quantity. 

If you’re a bride-to-be searching for your aisle style that blends timeless elegance with a touch of moderninity, Stephanie Allin’s Collection at Feathers and Florence Bridal Studio is a must try!

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