Bow Ties

Offshoots by UpAhead No. 1 - BowTies

A few of the different designs and patterns we are starting with.

A few of the different designs and patterns we are starting with.

We’re doing more than websites! Our Offshoots section on our website will be where the team at UpAhead gives a home to our creative adventures outside of designing websites. We named the projects Offshoots because these ideas branch off from our central purpose of designing a better future for Louisiana.

Offshoots No. 1 is our laser printed wooden BowTies. Both Dylan and I are fans of wearing bow ties and so we decided a while back to see if we could make wooden bow ties with unique patterns using Dylan’s laser cutter and my 3D printer. After many prototypes and revisions, we ended up simplifying the design and scrapping the use of plastic in our bow ties. Using a variety of wood types and sourcing fabric from local thrift stores for the neck straps our BowTies are always part of a limited run and each is unique from the other.

BowTies are for sale in Main Street Exchange at 122 S. Trenton Street Ruston, LA and online in our brand new Etsy Store, OffshootsbyUpAhead.

-Ryan