madebygigishands' Shop Announcement

We will soon be going to a "ready to ship" shop insteady of our current "made to order". It has been very difficult to keep up with requests and custom orders. In order to do this we will be closing the online shop for a few weeks.

Also available for purchase at the following retail locations:
*The Beehive in Atlanta, Georgia (
*Simply Southern in Athens, Georgia at (
*Four Green Fields Gallery & Gifts in Charleston, SC (!guy-stuff/c1y29)

Our Bespoke woven silk division is officially open! Orders must meet a minimum of $400. We will work with you to have your colors/designs woven in one of England's oldest and finest silk mills. You must allow a minimum of 10 weeks for production of your products.

**As featured in: Southern Weddings Magazine (2012) **
**As featured in Urbanette Magazine (2013)**

We will soon be adding our own silk twill patterns that will be custom designed by us and custom weaved in England for our products only.

We specialize in custom orders. If there is a product you want, that I don't currently offer, feel free to email me and ask if we can make it. All of the products I currently offer are as a result of special request from people like you.

My pre-tied bow ties are made exactly like the self ties ones. The only difference is that I tie them for you. This way should you ever decide you want to learn to tie it yourself, you are ready to go!

It takes about 2 weeks to make your bow tie, regardless of the style or material. I ship first class mail so it only takes about 5 business days to receive your bow tie once I ship it. If you'd like to expedite shipping please contact me and I'll make you a reserve listing.

We accept PayPal and direct checkout through Etsy.

How we got started:
After living in Charleston, South Carolina, I consider bow ties a necessity not an accessory. I began making bow ties so that I would have a wide assortment to choose from when dressing my little gentleman, who is now 4 years old. This soon turned into a small business, as there were others who were interested in what I was doing. In February of 2012 I was laid off from a job, and team, that I loved. This life-changing event was motivation to take this new hobby to the Internet as a way to bring in money so I could remain a stay at home single mom. I now make bow ties and accessories for gentlemen of all ages and hair bows for little ladies as well. We have added on suspenders, cummerbunds, baby bunting, and soon mini baby diaper bags. I have been very fortunate that this business allows me to first and foremost be a stay at single mommy.

As for the name "Gigi", it was a nickname given to me by my nephew when he was learning to speak. He couldn't pronounce "Jenny". Ten plus years later it has stuck and that's what my immediate family calls me.

Thanks for reading y'all!

Most photography are from the very talented Sarah Thompson:

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.