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Here at Lion’s Thread, we make bold ties for a bold audience, and we help out our local community in Uganda simultaneously. Read more

Iganga, Uganda Fashion
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This project was successfully funded on April 19, 2014.

Here at Lion’s Thread, we make bold ties for a bold audience, and we help out our local community in Uganda simultaneously.

Iganga, Uganda Fashion
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Welcome to the Club

If you've never worn a bow tie before, hold onto your seat, because we've got news for you: life doesn't have to be comprised of wearing thrift shop neckwear and John Wayne-inspired bolo ties. That's why we created Lion's Thread. When it comes to our products, Lion's Thread prides (Ha! Get it? Prides?) itself on two features:

1. Employing only the finest Ugandan craftswomen and raw materials to manufacture our ties

2. Making you look incredibly dashing

It's a tall task, we know. That's why we use superlative, just-short-of-indestructible African cotton. You might argue that it's impossible to revamp an item of apparel that's been embellishing necks since the 17th Century, but we've managed it. Our ties are manufactured by some of the most dedicated, hardest-working women in East Africa, and said artisans only thought to ask what a bow tie was after flawlessly sewing their first.

It's okay to be impressed.

Here at Lion's Thread, we make bold ties for a bold audience, and we help out our local community in Uganda simultaneously. Our tagline is "look good, do good," and we mean it. If you're after a bow tie that will revive, refresh, and resuscitate your look and you have a heart for making a difference, search no further. We can help.

Go to www.lionsthread.com for more information. 

What we Need

Our bow ties require fine, African cotton and a skilled hand. In order to grow our product offerings, establish distribution channels, and ultimately deliver more ties, we need more material and more helping hands. Achieving our goal will allow us to hire three more talented women, as well as purchase the material we need to put bow ties in a number of different locations across the U.S. In addition, we will be able to supply inventory for our ready-to-launch online store. Ready to see Lion's Thread take the bow tie market by storm? So are we. 

Meet the Team

Lion's Thread Training Day
Lion's Thread Training Day
Sarah Nabirye, Head of Ugandan Production
Sarah Nabirye, Head of Ugandan Production
Florence, Production Assistant
Florence, Production Assistant
Brin Enterkin, Co-founder and CEO
Brin Enterkin, Co-founder and CEO
Sydney Hulebak, Co-founder and Creative Director
Sydney Hulebak, Co-founder and Creative Director
Brad Bauerkemper, Branding
Brad Bauerkemper, Branding

The Loot  

Lion's Thread Bumper Sticker
Lion's Thread Bumper Sticker
Lion's Thread Magnetic Koozie (final product will have magnetic strip on the back side)
Lion's Thread Magnetic Koozie (final product will have magnetic strip on the back side)
Lion's Thread Tank
Lion's Thread Tank

Ties

Mamba Tie (Special Edition)- 10 available *SOLD OUT
Mamba Tie (Special Edition)- 10 available *SOLD OUT
Sabo Tie
Sabo Tie
Iganga Tie
Iganga Tie
Tembo Tie
Tembo Tie
Musada Tie
Musada Tie

**Send us a message with what tie you would like to purchase, so we can ensure you receive your first choice. 

Social Media

Like us: 

Facebook- www.facebook.com/lionsthread

Twitter- @lionsthread

Instagram- @lionsthread

Since we source all of our fabrics from the Kampala markets in Uganda, each tie exists in a limited quality. At any given time, a bow tie in a certain pattern may be gone, so buy them while you can. We will do our best to get you your first pick. However, the sooner you order, the more likely you are to get the bow tie that you want. 

We hope that you will embrace the uniqueness of every tie and see the narratives waiting to be told in their African roots.

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Risks and challenges

Here at Lion's Thread, we have a dedicated team of talented and extremely hard-working individuals whose first priority is delivering a high-quality product to your doorstep. With team members located stateside, as well as on the ground in Uganda, we feel confidently positioned to tackle any obstacle we may face. Although the demands of a larger-scale production will naturally come with challenges, we believe in our seamstresses and our plan for product expansion.

One of the biggest challenges we face is expanding too quickly. Here at Lion's Thread, we want to make sure that we never go over our capacity in a way that would compromise the integrity of our mission. We will always put the women first.

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    Want to be the first to hear about the release of new ties? For just a dollar, we'll put you on our e-mail list and make sure you get the skinny on new releases at least 24 hours before the average customer.

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    Found some loose change under a sofa cushion? We'll take it!

    In return, we will hit you with a Lion's Thread bumper sticker. Attach it your car, laptop, water bottle, or even your face (although we don't recommend it).

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    Like what we've done for your neck? Slap a Lion's Thread magnetic koozie around your favorite cold beverage and take...pride...in your perfectly chilled beverage. See what we did there?

    1. Insert drink.
    2. Place against any metal surface.
    3. Be amazed.

    Oh, and don't forget the bumper sticker that comes with it!

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    43 backers

    They have an old saying in Uganda: Mpulira ebbugumu, which in English means "I'm hot." Throw us a 20 and we'll make sure you keep this phrase out of your vocabulary. Fight the summer heat in style with a Lion's Thread tank top.

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    25 backers All gone!

    Be bold and reap the benefits. If you buy one of our first 25 ties, then you will save $5 on your purchase and inevitably brighten your wallet's day. Choose from any one of our four bow tie designs from our kick-off, Kickstarter collection. (International buyers enjoy free shipping on this purchase).

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    32 backers

    A Lion's Thread bow tie. Show your neck how much you appreciate it by grabbing the last bow tie you'll ever want to own.

    Choose from any one of our four bow tie designs from our kick-off, Kickstarter collection.

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    10 backers All gone!

    Think you'll see this tie again? Probably only if it's around your neck. We designed this one specifically for the campaign and only made 10 of them in total. Get one while they last; just don't blame us when you're friends with dial-up internet want to fight you for it.

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    One tie isn't enough? We get it. This is a steal for two. Plus, we will throw in a radical Lion's Thread sticker.

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    If there is a comedic rule of three, then why can't bow ties operate the same way? Snag three ties in three unbeatable patterns. Share them with your friends or keep them all for yourself; we won't judge you. We'll also send a magnetic koozie and sticker your way.

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    Yeah, we see you. You're the guy who wants it all. You own every season of Mad Men on DVD and now you need the style to match the wits. Take home all four ties and you will have Don Draper shaking in his Italian leather loafers.

    Not enough? Take home a tank top, a sticker, and a three-pack of magnetic koozies.

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    Haven't heard of gorilla trekking? Imagine traversing the mountain jungles of Uganda in search of in-your-face interaction with one of Earth's most majestic primates. Pony up for this package and you'll be spending up to 10 days in Uganda searching for gorillas and getting a firsthand look at our operations in Iganga. Find a way to get there and everything else will be taken care of! Would-be adventurers: please contact us for further details, so we can plan a trip that works best for you. (Price may vary based on what adventures you would like to include in your trip).

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