Alameda County's First Bridal Store Certified as a Green Business

By: GARNET + grace Bridal Boutique
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HAYWARD, Calif. - Feb. 7, 2018 - PRLog -- GARNET + grace Bridal Boutique and the Alameda County Green Business Program announced today that GARNET + grace has received Green Business Certification in Alameda County.

"We're so excited to be named a Certified Green Business," stated Megan Welch, store manager.  "We're the area's first and only bridal store to be recognized for our commitment to reducing waste, reusing existing resources, and promoting energy and water efficiency.  Our designer partners and our brides love the fact that we're all three working together to the benefit of our environment."

GARNET + grace joins a select group of businesses in Hayward that have been designated a "Certified Green Business."  GARNET + grace earned this distinction by meeting the Bay Area Green Business rigorous requirements for environmental compliance, energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste reduction, and pollution prevention.

"GARNET + grace's Green Business Certification is a testament to their commitment to sustainability," said Carolina Miranda, Green Business Consultant with the Alameda County Green Business Program.  "It's inspiring to see a local business taking concrete steps to tackle the waste within their industry."

GARNET + grace's designation as a Certified Green Business is a major accomplishment for the industry, which is sometimes criticized as wasteful for selling wedding gowns that can be worn just one time.  Under this unique business model, designer wedding gowns are sold off the rack exclusively. By selling designer overstock and discontinued wedding gowns, instead of custom ordering additional inventory as is customary in most bridal stores, GARNET + grace reduces resource consumption throughout all phases of wedding gown production, transportation and distribution.

About GARNET + grace

GARNET + grace
is an off the rack wedding dress store located in Hayward.  GARNET + grace specializes in one of a kind designer wedding dresses sold off the rack up to 60% off retail prices. There is a second bridal store location in Whittier, CA. For more information about GARNET + grace please visit our website:

About the Alameda County Green Business Program

The Alameda County Green Business Program, started in 1996, is a partnership among businesses, municipalities, utilities and the public that certifies businesses based on their environmental performance and practices. For more information on certification or a directory of Green Businesses, contact Carolina Miranda at 510-485-9164 or visit .

Tags:Green Business, Wedding Dresses, Bridal Salon, Bay Area, California
Industry:Apparel, Environment, Fashion, Retail, Science
Location:Hayward - California - United States
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