The Angel Gown Initiative is a registered Non Profit Organisation
Reg# 203-283 NPO

Eric Elronde, founder and owner of, The Angel Gown Initiative, is charitably repurposing old wedding dresses and formal gowns into beautiful “Angel Gowns” 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 child with the greatest dignity and grace.

All Angel Gowns are hand-made and are a free donation. Donations are made to hospitals where grieving families have been assisted.

We need your pre-loved Wedding Dresses and Formal Gowns to create Angel Gowns.
Or make financial donations to: FNB cheque account 62758360269, branch code 200912.

Some of our Angel Gowns


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

Latest News

Chrizelle Erasmus – Donation 10 June 2018

Not a month goes by without a donation from Chrizelle! Thank you Chrizelle for all the fabrics and much needed linings! Eric Elronde and the TAGI team.

Christal Erasmus – Donation 10 June 2018

Thank you Christal for donating your beautiful fabrics to us! Eric Elronde and TAGI team.

Nina Retief – Donation 9 June 2018

These fabrics found their way to us through our Sew ‘n Senations network. Thank you Nina for donating lace and ribbons to us! Eric Elronde and the TAGI team.

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