About Blue Eyes Bow Ties

Blue Eyes Bow Ties is a limited edition bow tie company that brings you a handcrafted collection of constantly changing, unique pre-tied and self-tie bow ties and cufflinks. Made in very small numbers, so you know you'll be one of just a few people to ever wear that design. From sophisticated and smart to quirky and funky, if you're someone who likes to know they're wearing a unique one-off item, you're in the perfect place. 

Established in 2016 Blue Eyes Bow Ties source unique fabrics both locally and from further afield to bring you unusual, funky and individual bow ties. 

All of my dickie bows are completely handmade using fine quality fabrics - usually 100% cotton, silk or velvet. I'm based in the South West of England and supply my products worldwide, both one-off designs for individuals and commissions for special occasions such as weddings. Therefore, if there's something you want but can't see it on the website, just contact me and I'll see what I can do. 

Awards and Features

Helen and Theo Paphitis SBS Award

In December 2016 Blue Eyes Bow Ties won the coveted 'Small Business Sunday' award from Theo Paphitis, renowned entrepreneur and 'dragon' from the hit BBC TV show Dragons' Den. In February 2017 Blue Eyes Bow Ties went on to win Jacqueline Gold's #WOW Women in Business award. As the founder of Anne Summers, and recipient of a CBE, Jacqueline's endorsement of my products has been amazing.

Bow Tie Awards

In June 2017's edition of British GQ magazine you can see one of my favourite bow ties, the Lime Green and Pink Paisley design...

GQBLUE EYES BOW TIES IN GQ
GQ

 

In June 2017 it was an honour to donate some bow ties to the St Chad's College Fashion Show in aid of the charity Mental Health North East. It was fantastic seeing my bow ties on the catwalk!

 

 

My Story

My story begins in November 2015 when Alex, my partner, asked me to marry him. I said yes without hesitation, only a little bit persuaded by the beautiful ring he bought for me!

Over the next few days I decided that I wanted to do something special for him, to say thank you for his proposal, and I set upon the idea of making him a waistcoat. Dusting off my trusty sewing machine, which, I’m ashamed to say, had been abandoned for a while (life had got in the way of the hobby I’d enjoyed since childhood); I got my new project underway.

The waistcoat turned out really well and, seeing my enjoyment in sewing return, Alex suggested that I make something else, a bow tie perhaps, to go with his waistcoat. So I made one and really enjoyed it!

I made some more, and some more and realised that, unless I wanted to turn my home into a bow tie museum I could see if others liked them as much as we did and put some up for sale.

So in the spring of 2016 I started selling them online. People showed interest from places as far away as New Zealand and Chile! Ever since, I’ve been happily making bow ties and experimenting with fabrics and new techniques. I’m super proud to be here now, on my own website, getting amazing feedback from my lovely customers.

Handmade bow ties

 

Bow Ties Around The World

In the short space of time since starting Blue Eyes Bow Ties, I've sent bow ties all around the world (spreading the bow tie happiness!).

So I thought I would make a map to keep track of all the countries. Here it is: