Friday, July 21, 2006

About those baseball ties

Okay, I heard your gripes about unequal representation of teams in my baseball collection. I couldn't agree more, but my hands are tied, so to speak (at least as far as bow ties are concerned). We were in the process of acquiring an extended line of Major League Baseball-approved designs when our vendor lost his license for MLB-related accessories and with it, his right to work with us on bow-tie-friendly fabrics.

In order to produce baseball bow ties, Beau Ties needs a licensing agreement with Major League Baseball or its affiliates. The license allows us to use the official team logos. No license, no new ties...and that's where we are right now. We're too small for MLB to consider working with us directly (we know this because we tried).

It's not that we don't like the Phillies. We just can't make ties for them, or another other team for that matter. Wish we could. You'll be the first to know if that changes.