San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
San Francisco-based tie designer, Bows-N-Ties.com, just released a limited edition necktie to honor the men and women of the US Military. Together with men's style expert and former Marine, Antonio Centeno, the retailer created 100 ties for each of the four military branches. The proceeds from the sale of these ties will be donated to Stop Soldier Suicide - a nonprofit that connects military men and women who struggle with PTSD with free mental healthcare.
"My brother in law has been 18 years in the military. Having a family member in the service has completely changed my view on the brave men and women that serve and protect our country," says Bows-N-Ties founder Hendrik Pohl. "His wife, my sister, is a psychologist. She told me that many men returning home from a crisis zone experience some form of emotional stress. I did some research, and found out that last year, more active-duty soldiers killed themselves than died in combat. Soldier suicide is big problem. I wanted to help create awareness to stop this epidemic."
To do so, Pohl, a proclaimed tie aficionado, created a special tie collection to honor the service men and women of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. "Each tie is only made 100 times," says Pohl. "We created a classic and elegant design that is unique to each of these branches." Besides using the branches' colors on the designs, the designer also embroidered each branch's crest. Each tie is handmade, is individually numbered, and is signed by Pohl himself.
"Besides just creating a great looking tie to honor each service, I also wanted to find a way to create awareness of the growing problem of soldier suicides," says Pohl. "I came across the non-profit Stop Soldier Suicide, an organization that connects military men and women who struggle from PTSD with free mental healthcare and other services. This inspired me to donate all profits from the sale of these ties to this organization. It is my goal to raise $20,000 by Veterans day with this campaign."
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