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Live Art Saturday with Bow Shoeshoe

  • Palace Marktet 619 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)

Come watch Edward, founder of Bow Shoeshoe, create his beautiful bowties. He'll also be sewing custom ties, handkerchiefs and other acessories with his collection of shoeshoe ("shway-shway") fabric from South Africa.

Edward started his tie company in Lesotho back in 2015. He started teaching communities to sew his designs to bring entrepreneurial development to the country he had fallen in love with as a Peace Corps volunteer.

To date, Edward has taught more than 150 people to sew ties in Lesotho, using their traditional fabric called Shoeshoe/Shweshwe. Through his company, Bow Shoeshoe, Edward helps give villages in Lesotho both skills and economic opportuntity. 

Come check out his latest collection of ties, or design your own custom tie and have it sewn up on the spot!