fresh, fashion forward bow ties

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fresh, fashion forward bow ties

228 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Petra and Kirsten

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Petra and Kirsten


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A fresh take on a classic accessory

My wife Kirsten and I started the Cotton Bow Tie Co. because we wanted to create fashion-forward bow ties inspired by current trends in couture menswear and street style. The fact that bow ties are a traditional accessory doesn't mean they have to be created in drab, dated paisleys and conservative colors!

We make our bow ties from recycled fabrics and crisp cotton prints that we source from our wonderful local suppliers here in Ithaca, NY. Our bow ties are all traditional self-tie, but they also feature a fully adjustable hooked closure at the back. The hook is doubly convenient because the tie does not need to be re-tied every time it is worn. If you don't know how to tie a bow tie, never fear! We pre-tie all of our pieces before shipping them out and include easy-to-use tying instructions in every package. We also construct our bow ties in a slimmer, sweeter silhouette than the common "thistle" pattern, and our recognizable, fashion-forward shape sets us apart from other bow tie brands.

One of our favorite parts of this business is consulting with engaged couples and creating a bow tie collection that features the perfect fabrics and colors for their wedding day. We offer pre-made collections on our Etsy site and also take custom orders of all kinds. Our shipping is always affordable, and always free for orders of five or more!

To find us, search "cottonbowtieco"
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Petra and Kirsten
Cotton Bow Tie Co.
Ithaca, NY
cottonbowtieco [at] gmail [dot] com

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Shop members

  • Petra

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Web Manager

    Prairie-grown. Lifelong textile junkie. Powerless to resist vibrant colors and florals.

  • Kirsten

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Tastemaker

    West-Baltimore-bred style icon. Total babe. Mortal weakness for chambray and southwestern prints.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 7, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
Every piece is made with meticulous care and inspected before shipment, but if you don't love your new bow tie, please contact us at cottonbowtieco [!at] and let us know what's up! We accept returns for a full refund and do everything in our power to make sure you're satisfied.

Shipping exception: We carefully package all items, but cannot be held responsible for damages during and after the shipping process.
We accept Paypal, cashier's checks, money orders & cash. Orders will be processed once payment is received in full. If you need to cancel your order prior to shipping, send an email to cottonbowtieco [!at] for a full refund.
Orders are processed and ready to ship in 3-5 business days and we ship via USPS Priority 2-Day.

Average time span from ordering to receiving item:
Continental United States: 5-7 business days
Everywhere else: 7–15 business days

COTTON BOW TIE COMPANY is not responsible for items that are delayed or lost in shipment. Please contact the USPS for more information on lost or delayed items.

Please note that international buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred on international orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
See a style you like, but need a whole collection for a wedding or special event?
We'll look into whether we can create additional inventory for your order.

Looking for a specific color or pattern and don't see what you need in our store?
We'll send you information on arranging a custom order.

Interested in carrying our products in your store?
We'll share our wholesale information and pricing with you.

To get started, send us a message on Etsy or email us at cottonbowtieco [!at]