“I’ve been making custom natural fiber clothing and hemp wedding dresses since 1999″
Meet Tara Lynn
Every Gown Has a Story
In the mountains of Vermont, working in her solar-powered studio surrounded by a lifelong collection of colorful vintage fabrics, lace, beads, buttons and trim, designer Tara Lynn works by hand and on vintage sewing machines to create one-of-a-kind wedding gowns from natural, organic and re-purposed fibers—gowns that are shipped throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Tara Lynn’s gowns are inspired by her love of nature and her research in flora and fauna; but every gown is unique and has its own story.
…And So Does Tara Lynn
Tara Lynn’s creativity surfaced early, in the clothes she designed as a child. While still in high school, she enrolled in fashion classes and worked for a number of New York City designers.
After high school, Tara Lynn earned a BA at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she became increasingly concerned about the “dark side” of fashion—sweat shops, toxic chemicals and harmful, heavy metals in dyes.
This experience inspired Tara Lynn to launch her own clothing company, creating original wedding gowns from natural fibers including organic cotton, linen, hemp blends and organic silks. She sold her first ready made garments at HempInstead in Hell’s Kitchen, NY where she started making custom natural fiber clothing and hemp wedding dresses in 1999.
From “Ms. Eco-friendly” to Miss America…to Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Known as an Eco-fashion Designer, Tara Lynn’s work has appeared at a number of shows around the country from New York to San Francisco, Canada and Europe.
Tara Lynn designed the evening gown worn by Ashley Wheeler, Miss Vermont, during the Miss America pageant. She was featured in People magazine for the hemp wedding gown she made for American Idol singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox. In 2009, Tara Lynn was honored as the Vermont SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2014 Tara Lynn launched her new store at www.taralynn.us and continues to expand her bridal collection.