Bartek Design

Amsterdam, The Netherlands · 4007 Sales


Bartek Design

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 4007 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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BartekDesign is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Dear Customers,
from 15th July to 14th August 2018 shop will be close. For all questions I’ll answer after 14th August.
Thank you,

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 15 Jul, 2018

Dear Customers,
from 15th July to 14th August 2018 shop will be close. For all questions I’ll answer after 14th August.
Thank you,


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Chasing dreams

BartekDesign - a personal dream come true

Everything that you'll find in my shop is the result of the enjoyment I have with my work. It all usually starts with a general outline, inspiration or idea that pops into my head. Then the concept matures in quiet moments, perhaps during a long a walk, train ride or bicycle trip. Sometimes I need the helping hand of ‘Mr. Math’ to figure something out, or perhaps just a pencil and ruler. Then I need to work out the order of cutting, preparing and sewing of each step. Choosing fabrics is one of the most enjoyable moments for me, with the childlike wonder of going on a treasure hunt. What will I find, and how will I find it? I spend a lot of time traveling regularly to one of the oldest markets in the world in Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands, looking for fabrics. Sometimes the fabrics I use are brought to me by my friends who travel all over the world…. The last step is to of course sew and bring it all together. I also enjoy the production process itself, working in a small studio with big windows overlooking the garden – so my working environment is a perfect place to be.

Because of my working methods, all bow ties and bags are limited editions, with some even being created as single pieces for special requests.

I have to be happy with everything produced by my needle and thread; otherwise it won’t reach my store. Only when I have achieved the desired effect I am looking for can I really sit back and enjoy what I have made. Of course, it is also a great experience when others sense what I trying to do and appreciate my work with a nice comment, purchase or ‘heart.’.

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  • Bartek

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    After working in the business world, I decided to follow my dreams and create a brand called BartekDesign. Everything I create is a product of my passion and delight in making things and sharing them with others who appreciate hand made workmanship.

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Last updated on 31 Mar, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

- You see a pre tied bow tie and you want self tie bow tie? Please ask me. Some fabrics I have a limited amount, and I can not always sew a different pattern or size.
- Are you looking for a children bow tie? Feel free to ask.
- On most handkerchiefs is the ability to embroider initials for an extra charge.

Sizing details

- All bow ties have adjustable strip up to 20 inches (51 cm)
- Bow tie for kids? Feel free to ask.

Care instructions

Bow Ties & Handkerchiefs:
hand wash only with soft detergent
no thumble dryer
iron max ** (two dots)

Gift wrapping and packaging

- Each bow tie is packed in a box.
- An invoice is included to every packing. If you want it seperatly to your e-mail send me message asap.
- Additional decorative packaging is free of charge. It is a colorful paper and possibly white sticker with a short handwritten note.

Wholesale availability

Feel free to ask.