My name is Helen and I own and run Blue Eyes Bow Ties. I make all my products by hand in my Wiltshire sewing studio. I absolutely love creating beautiful and unusual accessories that make whoever wears them feel really good!
Blue Eyes Bow Ties is a limited edition bow tie company supplying a handcrafted collection of constantly changing, unique pre-tied and self-tie bow ties, pocket squares and cufflinks. All items are made to order or pre-made in very small numbers, so customers know they are getting a truly unique accessory. From sophisticated and smart to quirky and funky, Blue Eyes Bow Ties' products are perfect for anyone wishing to own an exclusive handmade item.
I established Blue Eyes Bow Ties in 2016 and began sourcing beautiful and unusual fabrics with the intention of creating unique bow ties that couldn't be found anywhere else. Using natural fibres is a very important part of my business so all of my bow ties are made with 100% cotton, silk or velvet fabrics. I'm based in the South West of England and supply my products worldwide.
In December 2016 Blue Eyes Bow Ties won Theo Paphitis' 'Small Business Sunday' award which was followed in February 2017 by Jacqueline Gold's #WOW Women in Business award. In January 2020 one of my bow ties was worn by the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, in Doctor Who: Spyfall! I continue to work hard to create beautiful and unusual bow ties whilst spreading the word about my brand.
All of my bow ties, pocket squares and cufflinks are made in my sewing studio in Wiltshire.
I aim to source as many of my materials as possible from the UK. I purchase a great deal of fabric locally in Wiltshire but also use Liberty of London prints, and fabrics from further afield, to ensure variety in my designs. My packaging boxes and bags are all supplied by companies in the UK and are usually made using recycled materials.