Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beau Regards:

The new "Going Green" bow tie project!

Taking a cue from another fellow bow tie enthusiast, we are currently in the fledgling process of putting together a cool way to recycle, reuse, upcycle, and be pretty darn hip to boot!

I am a huge thrift store shopper- LOVE to dig in the racks and find sweet deals for my eBay store and myself- and always note the large collection of men's ties that accumulate at most locations.  Many are just horrible, but with my well trained eye (after many years of working at Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, and my current position as a merchandiser up and down Michigan Avenue) I had a light bulb moment:  grab some of these and.....UPCYCLE !   It is a fairly new term, which means to take an item and not just reuse, but recycle into a new form or function.

Well, did you know that there is enough fabric in a standard tie to have them remade into a BOW TIE?  Betcha didn't!   And that is exactly what we are going to do!  

Expect to see a few of the "Beau Regards" brand bow ties to be posted soon....

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