Whether it’s for a work event or a wedding, the right tie makes all the difference. We did the research to find out who is still making ties right here in the USA. Check out all of our findings below, along with tons of details about each one.
Full List of Tie Brands Made in the USA
The Gitman Bros. ties are all handmade creations that showcase a unique style and craftsmanship. The ties are made from high-quality silk or linen material and built for long-lasting performance. However, most of the major materials in their ties are sourced internationally. They are all offered in the standard 57” form factor, which means they should fit most people well. There’s attention to detail on each of these ties, as well as hand-stitched loops and bar tacks. The labels are all hand-sewn, and each tie is clearly designed to last and be a work of art.
Neckties are a way to dress up, but they’re also a way to spice up your look and show a bit of your character as well. Josh Bach makes some fun ties with prints of the Emancipation Proclamation and several other designs. There are blues, reds, blacks, and other colors, depicting airplanes, spaceships, and other symbols from history and wars in particular. Each of these handmade ties is made from 100% silk and designed to fit comfortably. They are all 57” in length and measure between 3.25” and 3.5” wide.
Blade + Blue is a clothing manufacturer that also makes great accessories like neckties. They have a few options in their store, but they use some globally sourced materials.
Ole Mason Jar is for those searching for a modern look. Their ties are right in the middle in terms of width (3″, not skinny or large), they go with pretty much any body type, and you have a large selection to work. Each tie is handcrafted in North Carolina using quality wool or cotton material. They’re easy to tie, fit pretty well in place, and are well stitched. There are many different print options available but there’s no other thickness to choose from. These ties are a little on the pricier side but are made to be high quality.
We also spoke with CEO and Co-Founder Brad Rhyne over email, who had this to say about their dedication to American manufacturing: “We were born and raised in North Carolina, a state once so rich in textiles and manufacturing, so has always been a passion for us to try and produce all that we can right here in our backyard. To help revitalize not only American manufacturing, but North Carolina manufacturing is a mission we have been dedicated to since starting OLE MASON JAR in 2013.” When we asked him about what their customers love most about their ties and other products, he mentioned their dedication to making more than just great products. “It is an experience and a story of how each garment is handmade by second and third-generation seamstresses that sets us apart,” says Rhyne.
When you go to a wedding you want to look your absolute best, and these ties from General Knot and Co. are designed to help you stand out among the crowd. Each of their ties is made from 100% cotton, making them soft yet resilient. These ties are narrow and slightly longer than standard, giving them a more elegant look overall. They come in a wide range of patterned and solid-colored styles, with dozens of different looks to choose from. These ties are offered in many different appearances but continue to have a classic look.
The ties from High Cotton are made from 100% cotton and are also designed to be adjustable enough to fit old and younger boys. These bow ties go on easily and they come in many different colors and patterns. If you invest in one of these ties it should fit your young man for quite a long time. They are carefully cut and stitched for a classy and clean appearance, and they’re built to hold up to regular use over time as well.
Mo’s Bows are handmade bow ties constructed from rugged cotton and gingham. These bow ties are offered in dozens of different patterns and styles and are known for their high-quality construction and for their intriguing story. The American-based company was founded by 12-year-old Moziah Bridges, who was featured on Shark Tank. We had the pleasure of speaking with Tramica Morris, Mo’s mother, who spoke about their close ties to American manufacturing. “We started our family business 8 years ago in Memphis, TN. There is something near and dear to us about the south. We want to maintain the integrity and authenticity of our bow ties, so we choose to manufacture right here in Tennessee,” says Morris.
Each bow tie features a metal slide adjuster as well as a hook and clip for fastening. They are adjustable and will fit multiple neck sizes well. In addition, some of the proceeds from sales of Mo’s Bows go to Moziah’s charity, Go Mo, which pays for Memphis-based children to go to summer camp.
The Briggs Bow Tie from PSC is a stylish accessory that helps add a professional look to a crisp white dress shirt. It is a clean and classic look. Each tie is made from rayon wool and is made to be durable. These bow ties are self-tying and in the Diamond point formation for a particularly stand-out look. These bowties are dry-cleaned only, so can be a little trickier to maintain. These adjustable ties fit most and they are handcrafted in the USA.
The feather bow ties by Brackish Bow are designed to offer a truly unique appearance when worn with the right outfit. Each of these bow ties is handcrafted from a natural feather, making each one completely unique. No dyes are used during the crafting process and bow ties take about five hours to create. These ties are soft, highly adjustable, and easy to put on. They fit most neck sizes, stretching between 11” and 20” in circumference. Each tie is self-tying (obviously) and features hooks for easy attachment.
Ella Bing makes their bow ties from natural wood instead of traditional cotton or silk. These ties look stately and are made to offer a natural glow that stands out.
We had the pleasure of talking with the owner of Ella Bing, Brent Kraus, who told us his dad actually makes each piece by hand! These exotic wood ties are mixed with fabric wraps to create the finished product. This makes them on the expensive side but they’re a quality product. It’s worth noting as well that they attach with Velcro instead of standard hooks, but they’re still pretty sturdy. “People tell us they love our wooden bow ties because each one is 100% unique, and it’s like wearing a conversation piece around their necks,” says Brent.
J. Press has a wide selection of traditional neck ties that are made in the USA. They have a lot of styles to choose from, so you should be able to find something you like. Just make sure to stick to the section of their website that we link to – not everything that J. Press makes is made in the USA.
Beau Ties Ltd of Vermont got started in 1993 making lovely bow ties, and has quickly expanded to offer neck ties and lots of other accessories. A portion of sales every month is donated to a different charity to help give back to their community.
Charlie Makes handcrafts small-batch bow ties using some pretty colorful designs. Charlie sources materials from New York and Philadelphia suppliers and does all of the design and sewing himself.
Fox & Brie began in 2010 as a wedding party favor, and quickly blossomed into a great tiemaking business. Everything is handmade in Austin, Texas, and their product line has expanded a bunch since they started. Look for their solid linen fabrics in particular, which are sourced from U.S. suppliers. The founder, Jess, also uses a lot of vintage and reclaimed fabrics. Unfortunately, she sources some fabrics from Japan and India too.
Knotty Tie Co. makes custom ties and scarves with tons of styles and colors to choose from. There’s no minimum order, and every tie has a really keen attention to detail. They source some fabrics internationally, though, which is the same case for a lot of tie manufacturers, especially for silk and linen.
Mill City Fineries was started by two college buddies in 2013 who wanted to make beautiful menswear accessories. Everything is handmade in Minnesota, although they use some internationally-sourced fabrics, so just watch out for those.
The Cordial Churchman is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and does small-batch manufacturing of bow ties and neck ties. They have some other accessories as well, like pocket squares and bolos. They use mostly locally sourced materials, although they occasionally have to step outside the U.S. for some specialty fabrics.
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How to Find Ties Made in the USA
There are various reasons why people choose to purchase American-made products—from supporting domestic businesses to reducing our carbon footprint and more.
But with most production taking place abroad, it’s getting harder to find products made in the USA. But with these tips, you should be able to find ties made in the USA in no time!
What Does “Made In The USA” Mean?
Before we go any further, it’s essential to understand what “made in the USA” actually means. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a product must be “all or virtually all” made in the United States to qualify as “made in the USA.” This includes all the parts, processing, and labor associated with the product.
For an in-depth understanding of the FTC’s definition of “Made in USA,” please look at our comprehensive “made in the USA” guide.
When shopping for ties made in the USA, it’s essential to ensure that the materials used are sourced from domestic suppliers.
Silk ties are the most popular type of necktie, typically made of high-quality silk imported from overseas. China is the leading supplier of silk, with India, Uzbekistan, Japan, and South Korea among the top silk-producing countries.
Unfortunately, the USA is not a big silk producer. In fact, the USA is one of the biggest importers of this material. So, finding silk ties will be more difficult, though not impossible.
Cotton ties are more readily available in the US and are significantly less expensive than silk ties. Cotton is more commonly sourced from domestic suppliers than silk, as the USA is the third largest producer of cotton in the world. However, with that said, the leading cotton sources are China and India. So, it’s essential to check the label or contact the supplier to ensure that your chosen cotton tie is made with cotton that is genuinely grown and processed in the USA.
Wool ties are an excellent option for those looking to invest in a timeless accessory. Wool is a naturally sustainable fiber found in many colors and patterns. The USA produces around 17% of the world’s wool, coming in third after China and Australia. Although the USA may not be the most significant producer of this material, it still produces a noteworthy amount of wool. So, overall, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find wool ties made in the USA–especially compared to its silk alternative.
When looking for ties made in the USA, look at the label. According to Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, all textile products manufactured in the US must contain a label that details information about the fiber content and country of origin. Similarly, Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the US code states that all imported products must be labeled accordingly (though this is not the case for any online or promotional materials, only on the physical product itself). These two laws are a huge help in weeding out foreign-made products.
When looking for American-made ties, you should look for the FTC-protected label “made in the USA.” But remember that the FTC does not have a pre-approval process for companies to use the label on their products.
You should also be wary of similar but misleading labels, such as:
- Made in America: America can refer to either Canada or Mexico.
- Assembled/Designed in the USA: Only a portion of the entire manufacturing process takes place in the United States.
- Made in the USA with imported materials: Although the assembly takes place in the United States, the product is made with imported materials, so it cannot truly be considered “made in the USA.”
Some companies may also use imagery to lure buyers, such as incorporating the American flag into their product packaging or labeling. However, this does not mean the product is made in the USA.
Some other tips to help you identify American-made ties include the following.
Check the Company’s Website
To ensure you’re buying a tie that is made in the USA, check the company’s website. If the product is made in the USA, this is a huge selling point, so you should see this advertised on the website. On the other hand, if you can’t find any information regarding the country of origin, it’s best to assume it’s made abroad.
Online shopping sites like Amazon will often state the country of origin on the Product Description section of the product page. If you can’t find the information there, you should also check the FAQ section to see if someone else has already asked a question regarding the country of origin.
Call the Company
You can always call or email the company directly to ask questions about their products. This is a great way to contact an expert who can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Ties Not Made in the USA
When doing research into USA-made ties, we came across some popular brands that are not making their ties in the United States. To help you out, we’ve included these here. We’ll continue to update this list as we go on.
- The Tie Bar – Imported (we’ll dig in more to find out where from).
- Suit Supply – Primarily made in China, Myanmar, and Mauritius.
- Todd Snyder – Made in Italy.
- Drake’s – Made in London, UK.
- Brooks Brothers – Mostly made in Italy with some being made in the USA from imported fabrics. They list where each is made in their product descriptions.
- Paul Smith – Made in Italy or the UK.
- Turnbull & Asser – Made in London, UK.