Welcome to Mabowties
We have two main collections: KIMONO BOW TIES by CHIEKO and MABO & JIMMY BOWTIES.
KIMONO BOW TIES by CHIEKO are all hand-stitched by my mom, Chieko, in Japan, without the use of a sewing machine. She hand-stitches every stitch with only one hand because she had a stroke several years ago. Several of these KIMONO bow ties are made from our family ceremonial kimonos, and the prices are reflective of their specialness; scroll down lower and you will see how SPECIAL they are! The other ties she sews are made from Japanese fabrics, mostly from kimono fabrics. Profits from the KIMONO collection of ties go back to Japan to help my parents recover after losing everything. When my mom had her stroke she lost the ability to perform her duties as an architect, this and the economic crash of 2008, my parents lost not only our family's 30+ year architecture firm, they also lost our family home they designed and the only home I knew growing up in Japan. Mom's newfound labor of love, making bow ties, is helping her regain her self-esteem, her happiness and the dexterity in her impaired hand.
MABO & JIMMY BOW TIES are CUTE bow ties, made from CUTE Japanese fabrics @ CUTE American prices! Cuteness is Justice. These bow ties are hand-sewn in the USA through an organization giving jobs, job-training and job placement to unemployed and underemployed women, helping them gain their self-worth and ultimately their independence.