The Vermont Collection
Skida's made-in-Vermont product line is the heart and soul of the brand. When 16-year-old Corinne Prevot founded Skida, she was a Nordic skier at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom" (the northeast corner of Vermont). Our signature line of colorful hats, headbands and neckwear has been sewn right here in our home state of Vermont since our humble beginnings in 2008.
Our roots lie in the spirit of the ski community and the individuals who have inspired us along the way. Skida sprouted thanks to high fives and smiles on the trails where we spend our snow-filled winters and lush summers exploring deep in the woods.
Keeping our production local (just 2 hours away from our office headquarters in Burlington) allows us to provide an ever changing collection of fun, fresh prints, and to support a community of makers and the economy of a state we believe in and a place where our heart resides.
Skida is committed to producing our signature line here in Vermont.
The Cashmere Collection
Skida's founder, Corinne, first discovered Nepal’s local cashmere industry while living in the Kathmandu Valley during a study program. She was fascinated by the ancient trade roots and tradition, as well as the commitment to craft that has carried down through generations. She studied the history and supply chain closely and later returned to visit factories in Kathmandu.
With an inherent passion for textile design, Corinne dove into this new venture: developing a line of luxurious knitwear to compliment Skida's existing performance fabrics. During her time engaged in study abroad, and many return visits since, she forged deep friendships with the dedicated and inspiring team on the other side of the globe who oversee, weave, and knit what has become Skida's small batch Cashmere Collection.
Skida debuted our first cashmere styles in 2014 in the form of short-run, colorful knit explorations in headwear. Ever since, we have been committed to maintaining a personal relationship with these well-run, ethical, and small-scale factories. Corinne continues to visit every year - learning and exploring further on each trip.
Cashmere is a fresh adventure for Skida. Our passion runs deep as we explore its potential and create an extraordinary product.