The Fat Hat corner in Quechee is a land mark most Upper Valley residents know. The funky old car, the lawn art, and now featuring Chef Brad’s Crazy Sides (another LFA member!). This bustling retail corner is a far cry from the humble beginnings of Fat Hat Clothing more than 35 years ago when Joan Ecker was sewing hats under in a tent and selling them out of the back of an old Volvo.
Today F.H. Clothing Co. has a retail store in White River Junction (across from Northern Stage’s new theater) in addition to the main store in Quechee, an online market, and is carried by dozens of stores nationwide. With grit and determination, Joan Ecker built thins thriving local business. Read about the history of this local business on their website.
In addition to producing stylish, comfortable clothing (all made in the US…on purpose), their two stores carry gifts, menswear, and more creating a truly unique Upper Valley shopping experience.
And, if wonderful, high quality clothing isn’t enough, F.H Clothing donates dozens of fat hats to cancer patients going through chemo therapy. They also participate in the Job Shadow project of Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership. This spring they hosted 4 young young women for the job shadow day mentoring the next generation of female business owners.
These are only a few of the ways F.H. Clothing supports our community. Visit F.H Clothing for unique clothes and cool gifts, and to support a business that gives back to the community.
F.H. Clothing Co.
“Hats for whatever shape your head is in”
|QUECHEE MAIN ST.
Quechee, Vermont 05059
M-S 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Sun 10AM – 5PM
|83 GATES ST.
White River Junction, VT 05001
W-S 10:30AM – 4:30PM
photo credit Molly Drummond