Tie The Knot
Tie The Knot was founded to combine all of our favorite things: humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, the goal of Tie The Knot is clear: to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States & beyond, and to look damn good while doing it.
It’s simple: we will release a collection of neckwear seasonally, inspired by our favorite art, fashion, things we see on the street, and things in our living room. Each bow tie will be produced in limited quantity to inspire and promote uniqueness & individuality. Proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will go to various organizations that are in the trenches fighting for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans every single day, as well as to fund our international public education campaign to help continue to move the dial up in support of LGBT equality.
As a part of our public education campaign, we will keep an active blog on our website which will keep you up to date on relevant news and marriage equality developments throughout the country.
Millions of people throughout the world are denied human rights just because of their identity.
So come on, suit up, and Tie The Knot- so that someday, we can ALL say “I do!”
Why The Owl?
Everyone knows that Owls symbolize wisdom but they are also a symbol of foresight, perspective and patience, which is something people fighting for LGBT equality must possess. Also, we think owls are cute.
The Tie Bar
Now one of the largest retail necktie companies, The Tie Bar has become known throughout the world for its quality men’s accessories at unbelievably low price points. As a neckwear industry leader, The Tie Bar continues to develop new styles and designs and has helped change the way young professional men think about style. The brand has been hailed by GQ Magazine and Esquire for its ability to predict and create neckwear trends and to develop new product offerings that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. The brand unveils new collections of ties, bow ties, tie bars and pocket squares every month to ensure a fashion-forward selection of products for its customers. Visit www.TheTieBar.com for more information on their products and follow them at @TheTieBar.
Who We Are
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON Co-Founder and Board President
Jesse Tyler Ferguson currently stars as “Mitchell Pritchett” on the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family. In its first five seasons, the show earned five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Ferguson has also received five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
A longstanding advocate for marriage equality, Ferguson co-founded Tie The Knot in 2012 with his husband, Justin Mikita. He has since been honored by national advocacy organization Do Something at the 2013 Do Something Awards for his work promoting marriage equality. In October 2013, he was named part of the American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador Program as the Ambassador for Marriage Equality.
Ferguson currently resides in Los Angeles with his husband, Justin.
CRAIG GARTNER Board Member
JUSTIN MIKITA Co-Founder and Board Secretary