Finland, Elisa Penttilä, Grid Bow Tie
Product name: Grid Bow Tie
Type of product: Bow Tie, Accessory (Men’s/Unisex)
Description (story of the item): The Grid bow tie was inspired by urban landscapes and manmade structures, as rigid grid patterns appear virtually everywhere in the modern city. However, in this bow tie’s handwoven fabric the grid pattern softens to a more organic form, creating a sophisticated accessory. The red wool and silk blend beautifully reflects light and brings out the shades in the unevenly dyed yarn, and the resulting bow tie is anything but rigid: it’s striking, vivid and even playful.
The fabric for this bow tie is handwoven by Textile Designer Elisa Penttilä on her floor loom in her studio in Helsinki, Finland. Once the fabric is woven and taken off the loom, it is wet finished, left to dry, pressed and finally sewn into a bow tie, all done in her studio. The strap is also specifically made for the bow ties, with metal fasteners sewn in by hand, giving the bow tie a luxurious feel.
Materials: handwoven fabric 50 % cotton, 25 % wool, 25 % silk ; strap 50 % cotton and 50 % polyester ; metal fasteners
Measurements / size: 6,5 cm x 12,5 cm ; Strap length (collar size) up to 48 cm (a longer strap is available upon request)
Availability: Made to order, ships within 30 days of purchase