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January 20, 2013

Eco-friendly fashion: Made in Vermont

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During her three-year stint at Garnet Hill, she went to a trade show in Paris. The trend forecast: go green.

“Young people demand a better future, and green is the future. I’m sitting there, I said, ‘This is it, my chance to get out there.’”

She had a small collection at The Hempest in Burlington. Her Earth Bitch wearable-art jackets are dedicated to endangered species. 

Scheidet met eco-model and environmentalist Summer Raynes Oakes, who told her about the World Wildlife Fashion show in San Francisco. Scheidet applied, and her jackets were accepted.

She asked Garnet Hill for a week off to fly to the show. In a week, she and a girlfriend made an Earth Bitch and a Butterfly jacket to wear.

People were feeling the jackets in Cali and wanted to know where to get them.

“I said I made them. Everyone loved them. To make a long story short, I couldn’t wait to start my line,” Scheidet said.

Garnet Hill wanted her to sign a non-compete clause. She refused and was sacked.

“It’s the best thing that could have happened,” Scheidet said. “Here I am now.”

Email Robin Caudell: rcaudell@pressrepublican.com

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TO LEARN MORE

WHAT: Tara Lynn Bridal 

WHERE: 935 U.S. Route 5, Sutton, VT 05867 

PHONE: (802) 467-9036 

WEBSITE: www.taralynnbridal.com

 

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