Organic cotton options? Check! Queer owned and operated? Check! Locally produced? Check! Handmade? Check! Philanthropic? Check! Gorgeous? Check! Since 2006, Jenny Rinzler, the creative visionary behind this humble abode handmade goods, has been offering products, including her bow and neckties, that meet these high standards.
Each tie is a labor of love. They take approximately 4 hours to make and are individually hand-sewn in Rinzler’s San Francisco apartment that she shares with her partner. Since the ties are not mass produced, they all have unique variations, and thus provide character to your purchase.
Speaking of unique variations, Rinzler also makes custom ties. She draws upon a variety of inspiration, such as your wedding invitations, during the design consultation.
Not only does Rinzler support organic textile production whenever possible, but this year she also gave back to the community by designing special edition ties for her “Wear it with Pride” collection. Rinzler donated 10% of all sales from this collection during Pride month to the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, a non-profit dedicated to promoting safe and supportive school environments for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Rinzler’s ties are so popular that they are sold at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But, you can buy one directly from this humble abode here.