Real Brides is a non-profit bridal store that raises money for charity and gives wedding dresses a second life.
The shop in founded by Ruth Vanderfaeillie, student Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Wedding dresses and charity are two of her biggest passions and this store is the perfect way to combine the two.
Real Brides is the only bridal store in Belgium that financially supports a variety off non-profit organizations by selling donated dresses and accessories at low prices. 60% of the profit goes to women-focused charities.
We have three goals:
Firstly, we want to give all brides the opportunity to wear the dress of their dreams on their wedding day for a reasonable price as a lot of women cannot afford an expensive dress.
Secondly, we want to recycle wedding dresses as most women only wear a dress once and store it at the attic for the rest of their lives.
To conclude, we also want to support women in every possible way by donating 60% of the profit to 5 women supporting charities.
Student Industrial Engineering