The business world is becoming more casual, and for men, this leaves out a common accessory often used to bring color, style and interest to an outfit, the necktie.
Nicholas is a minimalist, so is always looking for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. From there, the idea for the Pocktie was born.
Creating a Pocktie
Pockties are made with 100% recycled ties. As a result, the designs are unique and ever-changing.
We are constantly in search of high quality, silk ties that are one step away from going into the garbage can. We start the design process with a pile of literally hundreds of ties! It is quite a process organizing and sorting through all those ties to find the patterns that feel right together.
After the ties are sorted and organized they are shipped to our design and production facility. It is here where the artisan craftsmanship takes place.
The ties are deconstructed, ironed, cut and then sewn together to create a one-of-a-kind Pocktie. You will notice that each Pocktie has a slight tolerance. It is difficult to work with silk as each tie has its own unique weave, which only adds to the challenge.
However, we feel it is a challenge worth undertaking and we hope you appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into making your unique, one-of-a-kind Pocktie.
Pocktie wants to extend a very special thank you to Deb Christiansen, Dennis Wenzhao Mu and Mary Hunt Embry from the Indiana University school of Art, Architecture and Design for their support, insights and expertise.