Marie Claire Sustainability Awards: Highly Commended – Best Sustainable Bridal Wear

“I am beyond pleased to be highly commended at the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards for ‘Best Sustainable Bridal Wear’


From day one as a start-up business, I always dreamt of making wedding dresses which are made in natural fabrics and having my own studio producing ourselves in London. 10 years after we started AH, we continue to focus on using natural fabrics and have since then introduced plant based materials to our collections. Our focus on the core values and being a sustainable brand has helped us to stand out in the bridal industry and this will take us through to a new decade here at AH.


Thank you MC for this recognition!”


-Andrea, Designer 

“We are so pleased to be highly commended as best sustainable bridal wear from Marie Claire.

I see and read so many examples of using recycled fabrics, renting dresses and re-wearing items, but to be recognised for the basic sustainability and ethical principles we started with and still regard as the centre point of our production 10 years on (of using natural fabrics and producing locally) is both important to us and to our industry.

I hope that by being recognised in these awards it continues to increase the information and understanding out there for brides-to-be (and their partners) and encourages us as a business to continue to work on our sustainability and the areas of improvement we can continue to highlight.”

-Daniel, Production Manager

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“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here at AH and is really important to our brides. I meet with so many wonderful Brides-To-Be every day and being able to openly discuss our sustainability ethos is such a great way to connect and for our brides to feel completely at ease. 

Being able to show our brides all of our natural silks, lace and plant based fabrics is always such a thrill and gives me a real sense of pride in what we do. Natural fabrics just speak for themselves and seeing our brides fall in love with a particular fabric is just incredible! 

Another sustainable aspect that gives our brides peace of mind is knowing that their beautiful dress is made right here in our London studio by our wonderful in house team. It’s so special that our brides get to meet everyone involved in their dress process, from Andrea and our stylists through to our Pattern Cutter and Seamstresses. Each bride understands exactly where their dress comes from and there is something incredibly unique about that experience.” 

-Siobhan, Client Manager & Bridal Stylist

“It has always been important for me to work for a sustainable designer, to set an example in the Bridal Industry in order to make a bigger overall change. Andrea Hawkes was the perfect fit!

From a making perspective I love working with natural fabrics, they just fall so beautifully and our brides always feel comfortable and at home in their dress. I love working with fabrics that leave no trace and feel proud to work for a designer who puts sustainability at the forefront.” 

-Rebecca, Seamstress & Fitter 

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