A Glamorous Donation

Calèche Bridal House in Norwood has donated more than 30 stunning wedding gowns from past collections and samples to Minda.

The glamorous donation will help us to raise vital funds to allow people with disability to live enriched lives of their choosing.

The gowns are currently on display in Minda’s MyPATH ReStyle Sanctuary Op Shop on Brighton Road, and will be available for sale through an online auction which starts on May 20.

The auction will provide brides-to-be with a rare opportunity to bid on their dream wedding gown from Calèche, which creates stunning hand-crafted dresses from its Norwood design room.

Proceeds from the successful bids in the online auction go directly towards supporting people with disability.

Calèche is committed to having a positive impact on the local community and the wider environment.

Eric Foubert from Calèche says over the years, the family company has supported Minda with various smaller donations.

“An opportunity presented itself for us to donate a large collection of designer gowns which enabled Minda to raise considerable funds,” he says.

“It is a pleasure for our company to have found a way of supplying Minda with samples of prior collections and to be able to support its cause with regular contributions, and we will continue to do so.”

Calèche is proudly manufactured in Adelaide, with all gowns designed and created in the Calèche workroom at Norwood.

Eric says the company prioritises ethical businesses when choosing fabric and jewellery suppliers.

“Our next step was to create a range of bridal gowns that are made using natural and organic fabrics and upcycled fabrics, to spread awareness and work towards sustainable fashion. Our desire is to minimise waste and open a dialogue on environmental impact,” he says.

“We strive to run our business in an ethical and sustainable manner; from small practices such as responsible waste management, to giving back to the community through donations and partnerships, and to providing a safe and ethical work environment for our employees.”

The online auction will be on www.biddingonline.com.au thanks to our supporter and auctioneer Andrew Monks from Evans Clarke National.