When Chris and I wanted to make something outside the realm of textiles, wood seemed like a logical choice. At every market we work, about half of the crafts people are making something out of wood, so why not us? All we had to do was figure out what to make. Then it dawned on us, the perfect complement to a necktie: a hand cut wooden tie bar.
Nowadays, the local and online economy is saturated with claims of ‘handmade’ products. Sometimes it’s hard to actually tell if what you’re getting is handmade or not. Much like the ‘natural’ label you see on food, it’s hard to tell if what you’re getting is genuinely ‘handmade.’ Straight from the horse’s mouth, we’re here to tell you the important characteristics to look for in a handmade necktie.