SmartTie

Your shop for stylish handmade accessories

Kiev, Ukraine · 1280 Sales

SmartTie

Your shop for stylish handmade accessories

Kiev, Ukraine 1280 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(172)

Announcement   Designer's handmade is perfect for anyone at any occasions.
Our neckties, bow-ties, braceletes, cufflinks, tie clips are purely made of natural fabrics and materials.

Man's Necktie, necktie for children and adults, Men's neckties, men's accessories, Tie, little man tie, Boys ties, necktie for kids, Handmade Boys Ties, Bow-ties, handmade bow ties, ua handmade, made in Ukraine

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 23, 2016

Designer's handmade is perfect for anyone at any occasions.
Our neckties, bow-ties, braceletes, cufflinks, tie clips are purely made of natural fabrics and materials.

Man's Necktie, necktie for children and adults, Men's neckties, men's accessories, Tie, little man tie, Boys ties, necktie for kids, Handmade Boys Ties, Bow-ties, handmade bow ties, ua handmade, made in Ukraine

Yaroslav Myronets

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Yaroslav Myronets

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About

SMART TIE HISTORY: HOW THE IDEA EVOLVED INTO AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

SMART TIE ORIGINS
A bright startup is often born from a small idea aimed at solving some problem: either personal, or of a certain group of people. The difficulty that a person faces constantly and cannot overcome for a long time. A grain, sown in the head, after a while, can grow to a huge branched tree with deep roots and a lush crown. If you look after and feed this tree, it may soon give its first fruit.
The same happened to me in the spring of 2014. Strolling through one of Kiev shopping malls in search of a tie, I faced a problem. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find a suitable accessory: they were either affordable but made of poor-quality synthetic materials, or with interesting prints but very expensive. On the way home, I got an idea — to sew a tie myself. After all, it should be as easy as ABC, especially compared to a suit or coat. Besides, there’s a great choice of fabrics in the city.
I also thought that if I faced such a difficulty, there might be dozens of other guys with the same problem. The idea made sense to me. Without wasting any time, I started looking for fabrics and specialists who could help me realize the idea.

However, the choice of fabrics turned into an arduous and unsuccessful search. After running around a dozen metropolitan shops, I never found one with the print I needed. Even online stores all around Ukraine upset me with their boring range of goods. The situation turned out to be deceptively cloudless. Therefore, I decided not to limit myself to Ukraine and went further. After a while, I found an excellent store in California. To this day, I remain its regular customer and buy part of fabrics for my new collections there.

When the problem with materials was left behind, and all the difficulties seemed to have been solved, the next serious challenge was looming in the horizon. I had to find cool tailors capable of sewing a quality tie. Honestly, I tried to sew it myself. But when I realized that it was not my cup of tea, I decided to find real professionals in the field. Therefore, I made the second race, but this time through local draperies. All, as one, told me that making a tie must be a piece of cake. Yet, no one really knew HOW to sew it, nor was ready to give it a try. Luckily, my profession is HR manager. Having placed vacancies on job websites, I shortly found guys who had been sewing for many years. After explaining my vision to them, they agreed to get down to business and try until it works out, although they did not sew ties themselves. I compiled a detailed manual for them, based on articles and video blogs on foreign websites, translated it, cut out the templates myself, and passed it all to the guys.

After 2 months of trial and error, we finally achieved the desired result. After all, every seam was and still is very important for me. Having received and approved the final version of the accessory, we launched the production of our first collection.

It was June 14, 2014. That's when everything started.


MY TEAM
At the moment, there are 10 people working on the project. The main core consists of me, my associate, 3 seamstresses and a person responsible for uninterrupted flow of production. Other functions, including packaging, accounting, legal services, photography and so on, are outsourced.

Choice of a team is extremely important because with these people you'll have to develop your business. Fortunately, my profession helped me a lot. The fact that I haven't had to replace any person so far fills me with confidence that I made the right choice.


WHY SMART TIE?
We are often asked why SMART? What does a smart tie mean after all?
Smart is a special mindset, behavior, it's a way of living. That's what makes us different from others. Certain mental feature. To be smart means to be smart in everything: in setting and achieving your goals, awareness of the arts, fashion, business, and other fields necessary for a modern man.

We try to prove that intelligence and beauty could well come together. And that's what is really attractive today. It doesn't matter what your age, gender, nationality or social status is. You have no boundaries if you are really SMART.


OUR VICTORIES
We are the best. And this statement goes beyond words. Facts prove that. Only in 2016 we won 3 national competitions among other Ukrainian manufacturers and businesses of different scale:

1) Unlimit Ukraine by EBA — the winners were granted media support and an opportunity to present themselves to a bigger audience;

2) People's choice in TSUM project — brands-winners will be presented in new TSUM (the main mall in Ukraine) among world-famous Armani, LV and others;

3) CEO4U — winners of the competition get a mentor - CEO of a large international company.

The victories in such projects inspire us to new accomplishments and goals, to which we are constantly striving.


WHAT'S NEXT?
There's definitely more to come. We are planning to develop and scale up actively, reaching new levels. I myself set a high bar for further achievements.

One of our plans is to expand the range of accessories by covering a premium segment. Besides, we are willing to enter international markets proving that "Made in Ukraine" is something to be proud of.

Shop members

  • Yaroslav M.

    Owner

    Hi, dear friend! If you have any questions, just write us by email: info@smart-tie.com.ua Our WhatsApp/Viber/Telegram: +38(093)339-76-23 We'll be looking forward to hearing from you :) Regards, Yar

  • Arthur

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2017
Welcome you to our Smart Tie shop! :)

We are the growing Ukrainian brand of handmade accessories.
And we do not sell useless stuff - we shape the assurance of our customer in completion of his image.

After all, a real style is in the details, isn't it? :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
To ensure our customers' confidentiality, we provide a 100% refund policy.
The Buyer can return the order during 14 days after its receiving and, on our part, we refund money for it.

To qualify for a hassle-free return, the Buyer must pay with PayPal and have the item shipped the same order it was delivered. The item must be returned the same condition it was received.

It is recommended to use a shipping service that offers tracking and/or insurance of the package.
A refund can be given to orders that do not arrive during 30-31 days (a month) since it was made.

The Buyer is responsible for paying all shipping and tax chargers.

We refund money to the Customer within 5 business days after receiving the returned item.

In case when we processed an order incorrectly or the Buyer received defective merchandise, we gladly replace or take back the item for a full refund at our expense.
Payment
We accept payments via PayPal, debit and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard).
Shipping
We are located in Ukraine therefore Intl. shipping takes a bit longer than domestic.

Currently we use the International Registered Airmail (Standard Int'l Shipping) which is by far the only way to deliver your orders at a reasonable price rate for any size.
Each parcel has a personal tracking number in order to you could track it.

We ship your orders within 2 business days after receiving cleared payment.
An estimated delivery time: 10 - 15 business days, barring unforeseen delay at your local customs.