Since designing our first BowTie back in 2010, we’ve always wanted to be part of the job creation movement in America. In all reality, we are a very small start-up in the same arena as the Brooks Brothers and Macy’s of the world.
However, we’ve never wanted to compete with anyone…we’ve just taken a different approach that utilizes BowTies to advocate for great causes around the nation. In turn, we’ve also been able to raise money…over $500,000 to this point.
But still, we’ve continued to search for the right partner in order to fulfill the goal of making our BowTies in the USA. Although it took more time than we’d like, we found a great organization in Oklahoma City with great people that care about our mission, and they also have master tailors!
So, we’re now happy to say that all our BowTies will have an official tag that states:
“Made in USA”
Our first “Made in USA” BowTie Cause partnership is with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults out of Baltimore, MD. The theme for their 15-year anniversary gala is “Blue Jeans & BowTies Ball” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW4iJn0vT20).
In addition, we’ve been able to partner with Levi’s, and they donated denim fabric to make all the BowTies for this special occasion. Above are some pic’s of the BowTies being made.
2013 is truly a brand New Year for us with brand new adventures ahead. We are grateful for our past partnerships and look forward to many more in the future. As we continue to raise awareness and funds for organizations around the nation, we’re now happy to bring to the conversation: “Made in USA!”