Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The coolest ties ever created...


....can now be purchased here at Persimmons. These amazing ties are created by an amazing up and coming designer Jes Switaj...I need to remember to ask her how to pronounce that! Here is her description of the process of the ties from her etsy shop...
This lovely tie is made from a beautiful dupioni silk. Dupioni is a richly textured silk fabric created from the irregular silk thread formed when two or more silkworms spun entangled cocoons. This silk thread is naturally slubby, uneven and fibrous. When it is woven, these characteristics are evident in the fabric's surface qualities. This gives dupioni silk its uniquely organic, natural charm.This tie is made completely from scratch, by me. (It is NOT purchased pre-sewn and then printed). It is screen printed. The image is printed using an acrylic permanent textile ink and the print has been heat-set.
Truely a work of art to be worn. And I think Jes may be famous someday so you should get them now.

3 comments:

Greg said...

I am often forced to wear ties for gigs. I usually hate it, but I might actually enjoy these! I'll be in soon to buy a tie and talk about stupid stuff.

Kate said...

Aren't they fantastic? Did you get the beetle ones too, or just the octopus and seahorse?

tina kugler said...

holy christ those are cool. must buy for tie-hating husband!