20 Year-Old Student Builds A +$100K Business Selling Hats

20 Year-Old Student Builds A +$100K Business Selling Hats
In the winter of 2007, Corinne Prevot was a 17-year-old high school junior who loved cross country skiing. One day, she picked up some colorful lycra fabric and started sewing nordic ski hats for herself and friends. The style of her hats was fresh and the patterns were cool. People started offering money for her hats, and demand grew at a steady pace until she had to hire seamstresses to help fulfill orders. A business was born, and Corinne's ski brand, SKIDA, was quickly becoming all the rage.

It's been three years now and Corinne is selling her skiwear in 47 retail stores across the US, and runs a successful online store with Shopify. Sales for the last 12 months? $100,000. 

Forbes Magazine got wind of Corinne's story and wrote a great article called All Star Student Entrepreneurs: Hat Trick

To stay up to date, follow SKIDA on Twitter :-)

3 comments

  • Eric Shultz
    Eric Shultz
    August 04 2011, 12:30PM

    Not bad for a 17 year-old! Wait, not bad for anyone!!

  • Carrie
    Carrie
    August 05 2011, 05:11AM

    Congratulations, Corinne. May your story go viral and inspire many more young entrepreneurs. Vermont is fortunate to have you!

  • Tennyson
    Tennyson
    October 05 2014, 04:39PM

    Congradulations, Corrine on your success with skida. I hope that it will prosper for u and your company. Keep up the good work, with a positive story only to inspire mant more.

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