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Morgan Boszilkov - eco-friendly wedding gowns
Your name: Morgan Boszilkov
Business name: Morgan Boszilkov, Natural Bridal Collection
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tell us a bit about yourself and your business
The Natural Bridal Collection was born from a union of my loves for fashion, everything green and everything romantic.
The gowns I design are hand-crafted locally using sustainable fabrics.
My company is committed to social and environmental responsibility and contributes 5% of profits to organizations that support the environment.
I grew up being told that I needed a "real" profession and should have an artistic hobby. So I got a business degree with a concentration in accounting. That didn't last long.
I soon moved to Japan. I was strolling around the shopping district and met an inspiring young wedding gown designer and knew that it was my calling, my dream to do the same.
I have always been green at heart and did not find many eco-friendly and socially responsible wedding gowns available. I realized what a wonderful opportunity existed to offer elegant, luxurious, beautiful, and green wedding gowns to the modern bride.
What or who inspires you?
Nature is an incredibly inspiring force in my art and daily life. I am also inspired by my travels in Europe and Asia, by the intelligent, strong and beautiful women in my life for whom I name my dresses, and by the fabrics I use. The sustainable fabrics are gorgeous, and I enjoy sculpting and draping with them.
What do you enjoy most about running your business?
Every time someone asks me what I do, I realize that I am so lucky to be able to do what I love. The fact that my business allows me to make a positive impact on the world and its move toward a more environmentally and socially conscious place is amazing.
What is the most challenging aspect?
I am looking forward to a greater range of sustainable fabrics available and more of the supply chain becoming green and socially responsible.
What do you feel you bring to an ethical wedding?
I strive to apply green and socially responsible principles to all aspects of my business. A wedding gown is an expression of a bride's individuality. My gowns give the modern bride the opportunity to make a statement while looking elegant and beautiful on her very special day. I provide an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional wedding dress.
How do you see the wedding industry changing over the next five years (if at all)?
I hope to see weddings become greener and less wasteful. The events surrounding a marriage are a great opportunity to share environmentally and socially conscious ideas and values with family and friends.
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