Finnish artisanship and high-quality materials deserving to be recognized
The story of Nâru begins in 2018 when I dreamed of producing bow ties to sell in my webstore (mirrikauppa.fi). This resulted in a spectacular leather bow tie crafted from Finnish reindeer hide, and now it has become the brand it deserves to be. The Nâru collection includes cognac-coloured bow ties for adults, children and babies. There is also a “two buddies” set which includes one bow tie for a baby or child along with one for an adult: a perfect gift idea! A classically dapper black bow tie in the adult size is also available in our collection.
The story behind Nâru
I have never thought of myself as any kind of artisan! I had the first bow ties made by an outside craftsperson, but there was such a high boom in interest that production could not meet the demand, so I had to figure something out. I sewed, tested, made mistakes and had realisations. Now I can say that I know how to sew a bow tie. And hopefully, that bow tie will soon be found on your neck.
By purchasing a Nâru bow tie, you are supporting sustainable and high-quality, authentic Finnish artisanship, as well as supporting a small business.
Reindeer leather: a 100% natural material.
Leather is a 100% natural material. Each hide is unique when it comes to texture, appearance, size and colour. Marks of nature and vegetation can be seen in the hides. However, these marks are not flaws but rather signs of genuine leather – signs that the reindeer has lived its life out in the wilderness
Nâru bow ties are handcrafted, and because they are made from natural material, each piece is one of a kind. We make unique, high-quality and truly spectacular bow ties!.
Finnish reindeer leather bow ties: an ecological and ethical choice.
Reindeer leather is an exceptionally long-lasting, ecological and ethical choice of material. We use Finnish reindeer hides for our bow ties, and the ties are handcrafted in Finland. Our craftsperson also gets compensated well for the work done.
The leather used in our bow ties is a by-product of the reindeer market, which might otherwise go to waste. For the most part, reindeer live their lives as partly wild animals, and breeding them is a traditional livelihood in the Sámi areas of Finland.
By choosing to purchase a Nâru bow tie, you are not only supporting artisanship but also a traditional way to make a living and a more ethical means of production.