My name is Simon and I’m the creator and owner of Ventie, a small business based in Vasa, Finland that creates awesome bow ties in very small series.
I used to buy ties when traveling abroad to have a nice memory of the different places I visited. At some point I started to think bow ties were a nicer, or perhaps happier, attire so I bought I few of those pre-tied ones. They were ok until the day the thought of a pre-tied tie crossed my mind. Would I really be comfortable wearing a tie that wasn’t tied by myself? I wouldn’t, so why would I wear a pre-tied bow tie?
I decided to learn, not only how to tie a bow tie, but also how to sew one. Neither were easy at first, but trial and error gets you there. Today I create bow ties in small series. I love looking at fabric, feeling the touch of them in my hand and trying to visualise whether it will be a good fit for a bow tie. Except for special orders, I only create six bow ties from the same fabric. This means wearing a Ventie to work, a party, the beach or where ever you wear a bow tie, you are likely to be the only one.
“A well-tied bow tie is the first serious step in life.”Oscar Wilde