Brackish Bow Ties
Brackish is an American accessories brand comprised of a team of artisans in Charleston, South Carolina who handcraft all natural, sustainably sourced feather bow ties and other fine pieces. Bringing unique ideas to life is what the company strives for, and is exactly how it began. Soon after he was engaged to be married, co-founder Ben Ross sat down at his kitchen table to brainstorm a way to give his groomsmen a gift they would keep for years to come. As an avid outdoorsman, Ben has a keen eye for the beauty in nature that surrounds him and with this, noticed that the tapered shape of a turkey feather resembled that of a bow tie. That day, he created the first ever feather bow tie - a design we now call the "Original."
Jeff Plotner, co-founder, was the lucky recipient of one of Ben's ties and, like the determined businessman he is, saw an opportunity. Taking a leap of faith, the two friends spent many long nights and early mornings creating these pieces together and pitching their product to anyone who would listen. Since then, Brackish accessories have graced the red carpet on the likes of Blake Lively, Bill Murray, Thomas Rhett Akins and more. The company has also been featured in ESPN, Forbes, Garden & Gun, Southern Living and BRIDES Magazine, to name a few. The handcrafted nature of Brackish products and unprecedented technique of applying feathers have been regarded globally for its appeal to both outdoorsmen and fashion enthusiasts alike. Today, respectfully repurposing the beauty of nature continues to be the company's main goal, while always continuing to innovate.