Welcome to Frock Goddess

Sustainable/Ethical bridal & occasion wear, and a unique wedding shop

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We also stock a fabulous range of all things wedding related - from hair pieces, bags, and garters to gifts, confetti, and cards.  In fact you don't need to be getting married or going to a special occasion to find beautiful goodies that you'll love.

Everything that we stock is produced by small independent businesses and is ethical and sustainable.

We are on a mission to make it possible to have a beautiful and  affordable sustainable event.  We genuinely think that we are the first and only shop of it's kind in the UK. 

We also have a fabulous online Directory of sustainable & ethical suppliers here

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All of our pieces are produced in small quantities and hand made from start to finish either in our on site studio; or by a small studio in Leeds. We design and manufacture in the UK only. 

We also work with carefully selected independent UK suppliers in order to stock sustainable and ethical wedding related accessories and gifts in our shop.

We are based in Broadstone Mill, Stockport, Greater Manchester.  A former cotton mill which is now a shopping centre.

 

We stock beautiful and unique ready to wear bridal & occasion clothing in a laid back relaxed setting.  There's no need to make an appointment or wait months for your dream dress.  You can simply turn up during opening hours and choose your outfit or  dress from what we have available.  

Or contact us if you want to  come along outside of opening hours and we'll do our best to help!

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Our designs cater for the independent conscious woman who wants to wear something stylish and beautiful without the fuss and expense of a full on bridal gown.  Or the laid back bride who wants to look fabulous on her big day but doesn't want too much 'bling' or fuss.   We stock lots of laid back/simple dresses and separates

We have a strong focus on producing sustainable and ethical wedding dresses and separates.  All of our dresses and are made from sustainable fabrics,  And we strongly believe in ethical fashion and production. 

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Frock Goddess was established by  me -Jenny Haworth.

I have have been passionate about fashion, design, and sewing for over 30 years.

I got married in 2017 in the beautiful Victoria Baths in Manchester.  My husband is a theatre designer and we between us  we created the most fabulous DIY/ethical wedding. 

I wanted a laid back dress that was fitting with the venue (and the fact I was an older bride on my second wedding!).  I I couldn't find anything that suited the laid back style I was looking for.  Also I didn't feel comfortable spending a fortune on a dress that I would only wear once.  I was lucky that I could make my own.  But this made me realise that there must be many other women like me who want to look like a bride on their wedding day but didn't necessarily want a traditional full wedding dress.

When starting the business I was also excited about addressing some of the problems of sustainability in the fashion and wedding industry. 

Therefore, I am committed to sourcing sustainable fabrics where possible; reducing waste; and designing dresses and outfits that can be worn again.