Knotty Tie is a sustainable apparel company that designs and manufactures high quality accessories and home goods while creating jobs for recently resettled immigrants in their local community.
From the beginning, the company has specialized in making neckties, bowties, pocket squares, and lightweight scarves in custom fabrics for special events like weddings or company branding. They have moved into masks and housewares now, with pillows and wall hangings among the sustainably made textile goods they offer.
In the process, they fulfill a higher social mission, creating dignified employment opportunities for skilled resettled refugees.
Founders, Jeremy Priest and Mark Johnson, started the company with the explicit mission of supporting refugees from various countries, including Iraq and Somalia. The company partners with a Denver non-profit training program, We Made This, which helps area refugees to leverage their existing skills into meaningful employment. The result has been transformational for the individuals who are employed at Knotty Tie — and for Knotty Tie itself; the company has grown and prospered as a result of the partnership.
The Untours Foundation is a proud supporter of Knotty Tie’s work. We provided help and a second emergency loan when the company needed it.