Brackish began with a singular feather bow tie designed by Ben Ross and gifted to his groomsman, Jeff Plotner. Since its inception, the brand has blossomed into a full line of men’s and women’s accessories designed and hand-crafted in Charleston, SC with each piece focused on honoring the beauty found in nature.
In November of 2007 our co-founder, Ben, crafted turkey feather bow ties for the groomsmen in his wedding. Five years after the wedding, one of those groomsmen, Jeff, saw an opportunity in what Ben had created and the two partnered together to launch Brackish.
For the next several years, Ben and Jeff worked together to scale the growth of Brackish while staying true to the very first core value of the company: respectfully repurposing the beauty of nature.
Brackish was born out of Jeff’s apartment on Rutledge Avenue and has since grown into a much larger design studio across the Ashley River in Charleston, SC.
As our team grew, so did our design capabilities. We began incorporating feathers from peacocks, guineas, and pheasants, and we introduced two new product categories: Plum Thicket Pins and Cummerbunds.
From here, Brackish garnered attention on the red carpet for the first time by Bill Murray at the Oscars in 2014. Since then, our designs have been worn by Blake Lively, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Cam Newton, Tony Shaloub and many more.
All of this brings us to where we are today. Our men’s collection now includes bow ties, pocket squares, plum thicket pins, cummerbunds, and feather cufflinks & tux studs.
Meanwhile, our women’s collection includes feather-adorned earrings, cuff bracelets and necklaces in a variety of eye-catching designs and trend-setting silhouettes.