Often with fabulous wedding businesses in Australia the poor groom misses out, which is why I always love hearing about great Australian businesses who cater for the dapper groom. Ties to Nepal create groovy handmade bow ties made from original vintage fabric and are the perfect quirky, one of a kind accessory for the groom who doesn’t want to look like every other fella on their wedding day. All of the pieces are lovingly made here in Australia and are available via their Etsy store.
If you are a groom who is all thumbs when it comes to tying ties, or you’ve never had to tie a bow tie and wouldn’t have a clue how to – don’t worry! The great thing about all of these upcycled bow ties is that they are attached to an adjustable neck strap to keep it all super simple!!
The other fabulous thing about Ties to Nepal is the worthy cause that the profits go to. Created by Claire, a Brisbane PhD student, Ties to Nepal was established to raise funds for her upcoming trip to Nepal in June for a three month fieldwork research trip.
Claire’s PhD is focusing on women’s sexual and reproductive health in Nepal. She is particularly interested in finding out how access and uptake of contraception can be increased and it is her hope that her research will produce tangible and implementable frameworks to assist Nepalese women to more effectively, and holistically, take control of the sexual and reproductive health and rights.
“With the help of my creative, intelligent and interweb expert friends, Ties to Nepal not only promotes the fundraising campaign online, but through the use of social media, also highlights issues relating to women’s sexual and reproductive health in Nepal, and around the world,” explains Claire.
As well has hosting three fundraising sausage sizzles earlier in the year, Ties to Nepal has its own:
as well as the ever important Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/au/shop/tiestoNepal where they sell their bow ties and screen printed 100% organic cotton, ethically manufactured t-shirts and tote bags.
If you are at all interested in any of the Ties to Nepal products be sure to get in touch with them (they can arrange drop off for Brisbane and for limited stock, Sydney and Canberra, to cut down on postage costs) or check out their Etsy store of course.