Eldred Grove interviews Ellie founder of The Cordial Churchman, makers of fine bow ties and accessories
A while ago I was contacted by Ellie of the Cordial Churchman. She had spotted me on Instagram wearing a bow tie, and got in touch about her business and incredible range of bow ties. Before long I was sporting a beautiful floral bow tie of theirs made from Liberty of London print which I proudly sported for a shoot for the London College of Fashion. With that said, allow me to introduce you.
When did The Cordial Churchman start?
In June of 2009, I made a bow tie for my husband, Andy out of some leftover seersucker, a popular fabric here in the South, it turned out pretty nice and we started offering them through my blog at the time and to our surprise, they actually sold! We made seersucker and madras bow ties throughout that summer and in the fall we transitioned into velvets, wools, and silks and it’s been going strong ever since.