Beachwood girl launches clothing model to empower | Neighborhood News

For in excess of half of her daily life, Beachwood resident Lauren Tatarchuk was dealing with a serious automobile-immune disease that was impacting each individual factor of residing. By the time she was 20, she was getting 15 medicines a working day.

Deciding enough was enough, she stopped having her medicines but discovered that her therapeutic journey was considerably less than ideal as very well. 1 working day, even though she was sensation significantly ill, she plopped down to watch “The Hunger Game titles,” a movie collection starring actress Jennifer Lawrence about a woman, Katniss Everdeen, emboldened to alter her individual lifestyle and all those around her. Element of her costuming included a sleeveless cowl neck sweater, leaving Tatarchuk encouraged, she instructed the Cleveland Jewish News.

Just after acquiring a crocheted duplicate on-line but noticing flaws in the layout, Tatarchuk decided to get matters into her possess hands – and the idea for her apparel brand name, HNTRESS, was born. After officially launching Sept. 29, the HNTRESS cowl sweater comes in four shades – Forest Moss, Silver Fox, Earth and Midnight at

“I saw Katniss Everdeen carrying something equivalent, and I was like ‘wow, she appears to be like a warrior, like she could get anything on,’” Tatarchuk, 30, recalled. “I realized that was what I required – a tangible, actual physical image of toughness that I could put on. It grew to become my day-to-day warpaint. I would wear the reproduction and stand taller, feel much better. I was completely ready to go by means of no matter what – even if it was challenging.”

HNTRESS’ “Midnight” and “Forest Moss” cowls, which launched Sept. 29.

In developing her version for HNTRESS – and an complete closet total of material later – Tatarchuk landed on a equipment washable, hooded, sleeveless cowl neck sweater. In planning it, she recognized by means of conferences with a patent lawyer, that her layout was exceptional from other products on the market place. She finished up submitting a patent on it, she included, launching only two months following originally watching the movie.

Coming from a household that immigrated from Russia to the United States in 1989, Tatarchuk said she’d also be the initially in her family to be a patent holder.

“Katniss is who I felt like I was, on this substantial mission to transform my life,” Tatarchuk, who attends Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike with her husband, Tal Tamir, mentioned. “And aid others alter theirs. It is just so really hard, and I really feel like a good deal of folks really feel that way too. Disempowered, hopeless or misplaced. Symbols are so strong in our unconscious. I realized if I could have something I could have on to make me really feel improved, there would be an instantaneous improve.”

The name “HNTRESS” also came from comparable inspiration, Tatarchuk additional. At first vying for the by now taken “Huntress,” she stated she recognized the woman archetype of the huntress and finding ability in the identify by itself.

“The huntress is sitting down in the driver’s seat of her lifestyle,” she said. “I want to encourage individuals into motion, no matter what that is. I took handle of my lifetime the second I decided I was likely to heal myself and end relying on others.”


Lauren Tatarchuk, pictured in the “Midnight” HNTRESS cowl, claimed carrying the piece enables her to truly feel empowered.

HNTRESS is also about empowering the community. For every single 10 cowl sweaters offered, one particular is set aside to be donated to regional group corporations. Tatarchuk claimed she has not made a decision on an group to donate to but is accomplishing research.

“Some firms give again a percentage of cash or something, but you by no means seriously know where by that goes,” she mentioned. “I am massive on obtaining a thing tangible that you can keep. Which is why I like genuine estate as perfectly,” referencing her genuine estate company, Premiere Cleveland Traders, which she operates along with Tamir. The pair also invest in apartment properties with much more than 20 units throughout Cleveland. “I am a man or woman that needs to see some thing, come to feel some thing. Money is great, but I want them to be equipped to have anything floor them wherever they are in their existence.”


The HNTRESS cowl features as a vest, scarf and hoodie. Creator and designer Lauren Tatarchuk is at middle.

As for the upcoming of the model, Tatarchuk said she is doing the job to restock the marketed-out colors and grow to a lot more inclusive sizing. Created in the course of the pandemic, she defined she only had 1 sizing product to get the job done off of – herself. She’s also devoted to manufacturer and product or service schooling, so probable buyers recognize how HNTRESS is a few clothing products in one.

“After that, as it comes closer to spring and summer time, I program to take a look at lighter materials,” she mentioned. “But, I am going to adhere with this just one structure until I can teach as considerably as I can and get the phrase out there.”