EcoQ: WAYO Ties from Vintage Kimono

The Western heritage clothing trend, complete with heavy fabrics and plaid bow-ties, is getting so much attention that it is sometimes difficult for me to find the inspiration to write yet another post about rugged-wear.

That is why I was so excited to be introduced to WAYO handcrafted, eco-friendly ties made from vintage kimonos.

WAYO Dusty Rose Necktie

WAYO Black and Grey Tsumugi Necktie

These lighter weight ties are a breath of fresh air, perfect for every season, and stand out in a sea of heavy tweeds. You can dress them up for the office, or down for a night out; either way, these will definitely put a unique spin on your suit or blue-jeans ensemble. And, what I like most is that they have both masculine and feminine touches to fit a variety of styles.

Here’s more about the brand:

“The name WAYO (pronounced WAH-YOH) comes from the Japanese word wayosecchu, which means a blending of Japanese and Western styles.
WAYO produces handcrafted goods from vintage kimono. We love Japanese textiles and wanted to find an eco-friendly way to incorporate them into Western fashion. Our goal is to give new life to these once cherished kimono.” – WAYO

WAYO Blue and Silver Flower Necktie

WAYO Bright Japanese Floral Necktie 3

Handcrafted in North Carolina, every piece is unique because each one is cut from vintage kimono.

To order (or to, shhh, get on their VIP New York Fashion Week showing in Brooklyn), visit:

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