Hand-stitched bow ties, each made in Japan by Mabo's Mom, Chieko, using the family kimonos and other Japanese fabrics. The profit from these ties goes back to Japan to help Mabo's parents after losing everything, including the family home they designed, due to his mother's stroke and the loss of the family architecture firm. Yes, she does all of this handwork with only one fully functional hand! These one-of-a-kind pieces are definitely wearable art for your neck.
CUTE Japanese fabrics @ CUTE American prices! Made in USA and giving jobs, job skill training & job placement to unemployed & underemployed women. Heartisans Marketplace in Longview TX, the non-profit organization that sews the Mabo & Jimmy bow ties, has programs that help women in difficult life situations gain their self-worth and ultimately their independence.