Tuesday, February 22, 2011, The Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase
With her genuine, earthy style, Crystal Bowersox sang her way to the number two spot on last season’s American Idol competition. And now, pausing from her singing tour, she has brought that same authentic style to her wedding, wearing an earth-friendly gown made of hemp and cotton that was created by Tara Lynn (www.taralynnbridal.com), a small local business in northern Vermont with a solar powered studio.
“The gown is a simple princess line with an open back; a machine-knit hemp twine strap crisscrosses in back,” says designer, Tara Lynn. “Crystal loves sunflowers, so we put a hemp twine sunflower appliqué in front with French knots in the center of the flower and accented with bits of crystal and glass beads that I’ve collected over the years from yard sales and second hand stores. Crystal also liked a seashell wedding gown on our website, so we created a macramé train of hemp twine with seashells all over it.”
Tara Lynn works by hand and on vintage sewing machines to create one-of-a-kind wedding gowns from natural, organic and repurposed fibers that are shipped throughout the U.S. and around the world. Her work has appeared at a number of art shows around the country from New York to Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and more. Tara Lynn designed the evening gown worn by Ashley Wheeler, Miss Vermont, during the Miss America pageant.
Tara Lynn’s mission is to create fashionable, high quality, natural fiber clothing that…Enhances awareness of environmental issues; Supports environmental organizations; Maximizes resource efficiency; Supports the local economy; Exemplifies a sustainable business.
“Beauty is not artificial. Natural clothing is sexier than lifeless textiles made from hazardous materials. When woman wear my clothes I want them to feel strong, smart and powerful. Stylish women set the example for the next generation. The fashion industry is full of artifice. It camouflages the decay and destruction of production. Look more closely and industry can no longer conceal the ugly,” says Tara Lynn.
Tara Lynn Scheidet, the owner and designer of Tara Lynn, makes custom hemp wedding gowns and created a collection of wearable art jackets dedicated to endangered species. The studio, situated on 92 acres and run off solar electricity, is nestled in the heart of the North East Kingdom of Vermont. Since the company started in 2005 a number of local talented women have worked with Tara Lynn. They all stand behind the same mission to increase awareness of biodiversity, promote sustainability and be proud of what they do and the clothing they make.
Since 1999, Tara Lynn has been designing custom, eco-friendly wedding gowns. Tara Lynn’s eco-friendly bridal gowns can be made of hemp/silk, hemp/cotton, organic cotton and unique hemp blends that look and feel luxurious. Tara Lynn will create a custom bridal gown especially for you. It can be simple, traditional or embellished with Tara Lynn’s unique artwork. In order to get the most out of your investment and the earth’s re-sources, Tara Lynn can design your eco-friendly wedding dress so it can be worn for another special occasion. Tara Lynn will custom design you a wedding dress that makes you feel special and beautiful on your wedding day.
Tara Lynn creates and sends her custom, made-in-Vermont wedding dresses to brides all over the US and even Europe—distance is not an issue!
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