“We are dedicated to sourcing and rescuing high-quality materials and we enjoy the process of repurposing our found treasure into creative pieces that are unique to our customers' individual style.“
Founded in 2014 by Nisha Blackwell, Knotzland specializes in custom handcrafted bowties made from repurposed and reclaimed materials. Driven by her passion for the environment and reducing waste, Nisha began Knotzland to create distinctive, fashionable goods that speak to the individuality her customers. A self-taught seamstress, Nisha embraces community and workforce development, Knotzland provides on-the-job skills training to women who help make its collections. Knotzland’s edition and one-of-a-kind bowties are sewn and assembled from its studio-storefront in Pittsburgh, PA.
Nisha is a founding member (and coordinator) of ORIGINS, a PG&H sister program and platform that celebrates and supports African American makers in Pittsburgh; learn more at ORIGINSpgh.org.