Brides do Good

A new #socialenterprise in Battersea is supporting the United Nations goal to end child marriage

Brides Do Good, founded by Chantal Khoueiry with the help of storage charity Access Self Storage Battersea, offers women the chance to sell their designer wedding gown and also help in the fight to eradicate children entering into wedlock.

Brides get a third of the sale back, while a third goes to site operations and a third goes Plan International and Too Young to Wed.

Access Self Storage stepped in when more space was needed for the dresses by donating two months of free space.

Chantal said: "Brides do Good is delighted to partner with Access Self Storage which has joined our movement to help end child marriage by kindly providing a home for our beautiful dresses waiting to find their bride-to-be."

Livia Firth, married to actor Colin Firth and founder of sustainable fashion consultancy Eco-Age, is a supporter of Brides Do Good.

Livia said: "If you decide to sell your gowns after the wedding, try to make sure it is going to a good home. Brides do Good sends a third of each sale to charities to help protect the millions of girls who are at risk of early marriage".

Brides Do Good stocks hundreds of gowns from designers including Vera Wang, Valentino, Marchesa, Rosa Clara, Lela Rose, Temperley London, Stewart Parvin, Galia Lahav, Pronovias and Phillipa Lepley among others.

Brides-to-be interested in buying a gown from Brides do Good can visit to view the gowns which have all been beautifully and professionally photographed and curates. Brides are also welcome to visit the site to discover how to donate or sell a pre-loved gown.

The above article by Grainne Cuffe fist published on in Jun, 2017.