When Historic Wood Becomes Fashion

Hi.  Today I wanted to share about a new ecofashion project in Louisville, KY.  My friends Maya & Ali had the idea to drive around the city, look for buildings with historic value that have wood with some life left in it, & reclaim the wood to create fashion- wooden bowties!

Out of this idea their company StoryWood Bowties was born.  Recently I had the opportunity to help them make the neckbands for their bowties.  Here is a quick lil’ video of the process:

I especially love that each bowtie has a story- the bowtie in the video is from the pews of an old church that at one time was part of the Underground Railroad in the 1800s.

Recently Louisville Public Media interviewed Maya & Ali- you can read that here.  You can also find out more about StoryWood Bowties by visiting their Facebook page.

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