Fashion isn’t about what others are doing; fashion is about defining your own style. It’s about creativity, experimentation, & coming up with something that sets you apart from others.
This notion is in the very foundation of the Indian Bow Tie Company – Jodhpur based India’s first fashion brand that exclusively deals in bow ties, and has introduced wooden bow ties in the country for the first time.
The brainchild behind this unique startup is Ankit Saboo, whose love for bow ties inspired him to launch such a business in the first place (after he couldn’t find a good variety of bow ties anywhere in India).
Check out Ankit’s interview to YoSuccess to learn what his plans are for Indian Bow Tie Company in near future.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Indian Bow Tie Company is India’s first brand dedicated completely to Bow Ties. We use special fabrics such as Organic Cotton, Kalamkari, Ikkat to create beautiful handmade Bow Ties. We have also introduced Wooden Bow Ties in India with patented designs.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The inspiration to start Indian Bow Tie Company came from the need and lack of availability of classy yet quirky accessories for men. I also felt the need to expose the much neglected beautiful bow ties as a daily accessory to men of India.
What is your life mantra?
What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The most challenging part of my journey was to streamline the manufacturing to make a quality product.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Initially, consumers weren’t very open to the idea of wearing our printed and wooden bow ties casually or formally. I overcame this challenge by solving it myself, wearing the bow ties everywhere I could.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
None so far. We are following a completely organic growth pattern.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Working hard for everything.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I want to be an early riser
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Leaving things to chance
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Luck is temporary, hard work is permanent.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Come up with more quirky accessories for men, add one life changing product every year.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Learn more things I could learn earlier
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- Koh Samui: Thailand
- Manali: India
- Masai Mara: Kenya
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Har Har Mahadev “(Each and every one of us is God.)