Gold mining is a dirty industry and has devastating environmental damages. It is well known that this process releases highly toxic substances such as cyanide and mercury. The production of one simple gold ring results in 20 tons of mine waste. It can endanger communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. If you are determined to be as eco conscious as possible with your wedding plans and outfits, then you could give priority to gems in silver or platinum, recycled jewellery or made using fair trade.
Green outfit and beauty products
For your green wedding event, dress top-to-toe in environmentally friendly clothing. Choose to wear organic fibers and recycled fabrics such as organic cotton, sustainable silk, linen, hemp, or even banana tree fiber in their natural shade or tinted with non-toxic dyes.
If you need advice to find your perfect wedding dress, note that there are growing number of socially responsible wedding dress designers with whole collections of organic certified and fair trade bridal gowns.
For men formal wear, the most common practice is reuse attire through tuxedo rental. But you might also purchase tailor made suit with use of recycled fabrics from your own wardrobe.