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The Angel Gown™ Initiative is a registered Non Profit Organisation
NPO number: 203-283 NPO
PBO number: 930061837

Eric Elronde, CEO and founder of, The Angel Gown™ Initiative, is charitably repurposing old wedding dresses and formal gowns into beautiful Angel Gown™ garments for infants who do not survive their journey into this world.

At a time of utmost grief and sorrow, an Angel Gown™ is a small but deeply meaningful way to alleviate some of a family’s difficulties and great sadness.  The Angel Gown™ Initiative assists bereaved families with an important practical issue: how to provide a passed infant with the greatest dignity and grace.

All Angel Gown™ garments are hand-made and are a free donation. Donations are made through hospitals where grieving families are being assisted.

We need your pre-loved Wedding Dresses and Formal Gowns to create Angel Gown™ garments.

Help us fund The Angel Gown™ Initiative.

Some of our Angel Gown™ garments

Latest News

Engelrokkies troos ma’s wat babas verloor

Deur Jana Breytenbach 08 Oktober 2018 06:04 Wat ’n guns sou wees vir een vrou het ’n nasionale organisasie geword wat ouers wat babas verloor het, help. The Angel Gown™ Initiative (Tagi) is in Junie verlede jaar deur Eric Elronde, ’n modeontwerper van Gordonsbaai, begin. Binne ’n jaar het Elronde die verspreiding van sy engelrokkies […]

Duchess – 6 September 2018

It is no secret that for the bigger part of my life I have lived it as a woman. It is also no secret that as I sit here today I have been equally happy and comfortable in my skin as both a man and a woman. My feminine side has been known as Duchess, […]

Debbie Scheepers – Donation 21 August 2018

Shortly after the article on us on The Good Things Guy went online Debbie contacted us to enquire on how to donate her gown to us. She couriered it to us and it arrived here while we were busy renovating the office. I opened the box, unwrapped the bubble wrap and found a beautiful note […]

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My beautiful rok se verhaal..

Lees asb as jy ‘n baba verloor het ❤️

2015 toe ek my before shoot gedoen het, het ek gesê ‘n deel van my after shoot MOET rok wees en ek soek ‘n mermaid style rok. So maand voor my shoot het ek ‘n foto gesien van ‘n rok en gesê ‘al het ek nie haar tipe lyf nie soek ek so tipe rok’. Heel 1ste iemand genader vir die rok se maak. Nou ja Weskus waar kry jy daai perfekte lap?Ek’t net vir Marilize van der Westhuizen genoem wat ek soek en sy’s lapwinkels toe in die Kaap. Sy’t die mooiste lap gekies omdat sy my so goed ken.

So laat weet die vroutjie sy kan nie meer my rok maak nie. Ek kontak toe dadelik vir tannie Cornelia Marais. Sonder 2 keer dink sê sy ek moet kom sodra my lap hier is.

Die maak was maar ‘n proses want ek’t baie flaws en die tannie moes geduld en liefde hê om seker te maak ek is happy. Soos sy die fyne werkies doen sê die amper 80 jarige sy kan net so rok aanpak met krag van bo. Ek sê vir haar dat die Here en Fil4:13 my deur gedra het so hierdie is ons Fil4:13 rok.

Die Here het op my hart gelê ek moet die rok gee vir iemand. Na ek dit op Facebook gesit het, het mense my gekontak hulle wil die rok huur en ek’t so baie organisasies se name gekry maar nie 1 was ek rustig oor nie. Ek kontak toe die 1 plek sonder om te lees oor hulle. Hulle laat weet toe van drop off plekke ens. Toevallig is 1 van hulle mense die naweek in Velddrif. Na ek tyd gevat het om iemand te kontak is die mense toevallig hier. 😲

Saterdag pak ek die rok in ‘n sak en ek huil snot en trane want die rok is spesiaal. Ek wil hê Jesus se liefde moet straal uit ‘n ‘aardse ding’. Hoe kry ek dit reg? Saterdagaand toe gaan lees ek eers oor die plek vir wie ek so gemaklik my rok gegee het sonder twyfel.

The Angel Gown™ Initiative, https://www.facebook.com/theangelgowninitiative/, gaan my rok ‘modify’ (en ek’s OK met dit) en klein rokkies maak vir babas wat nooit huistoe kon gaan nie. Klein engeltjies ❤️

Baie mense gaan dink hoe laat ‘knip’ ek net ‘n rok op? Skielik maak dit sin: Fil 4:13 het my gedra. Tannie Cornelia het krag van Bo nodig gehad om die rok te maak en nou kan daai rok vir vele gebroke mammas krag van bo gee wanneer hulle stukkend is.

‘N kleine stukkie lap kan dalk vir daai vrou help om op te staan en die wêreld in die oe te kyk. Sy kan Jesus se liefde ervaar deur my rok se lap.

Die Here werk op ‘n manier wat ons nooit sal verstaan nie ❤️
Gaan loer gerus na hulle page en skenk julle ou rokke. ❤️

Joniela Geldenhuys

I must say, what you are doing has completely moved me. As I am writing this piece I am in tears.

It is so beautiful and so heartbreaking.

Tyler Vivier – Junior Copywriter at Good Things Guy

TAGI is an amazing NPO helping parents in their time of need, I am so humbled to have been able to donate my own dress to this worthy initiative.

Babette Du Toit

I was sent a sneak preview of a forever gown cut from my dress and started crying.

It’s perfect!

It’s gorgeous and it’s been styled to resemble my dress.

I had to share because not only do I have the greatest admiration for what Eric and his team do, as a mom who has experienced baby loss I know how much I searched to keep a memory. Have something to remember. TAGI allow moms the knowledge that their special babies will be buried in dignity and forever gowns donated and made with love.

Judy MacGregor

It is a day of mixed emotions. But I feel honoured to be able to donate my wedding gown to your cause. What you do is amazing and you will be abundantly blessed. This gown was donated with love and I will forever be grateful to you for the amazing thing you do.

Chantel Boshoff
Chantel Boshoff

Rohan was born on 3 Dec 2006 and was taken from us on 14 Feb 2007. After his death I had a miscarriage on 15 Aug 2007 and I thought that my world had ended. There are no words to describe how it feels knowing that a part of me will always be gone. I will never know what they would have looked like, what their likes and dislikes would have been or what they would have become as adults. There are two very large gaping holes in my heart. I do believe that if I had the opportunity to dress Rohan in one of these angel gowns it would have provided me with some form of peace, but there was no such initiative. And that is why I have donated my dress. It has helped me during my process and I feel honoured that another family will be able to dress their angel in a one of a kind gown before letting him or her go. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be part of your initiative and may you be blessed in everything that you do.

Sorina Lloyd