We choose, cut, and sew our fabrics
Jabez and Christopher are kidpreneurs and the young designers behind Kings and Gents Accessories. Jabez, 14 and Christopher, 13 choose, cut and sew the fabrics for their bow ties. Their bow ties are made by boys for boys. They started sewing with their mom, Queenie, when they were 5 and 3. They became curious while she was sewing pillows and would reach up to touch the sewing machine so she sat Christopher on her lap and he'd press the reverse button, Jabez pressed the foot pedal with his foot and they both took turns guiding the fabric over the machine. At 7 years old, Jabez asked could she take them to the fabric store to pick out cartoon character fabric to make their own pillows and they did. When Jabez was 9, he asked his mom could he make 30 bow ties for boys and 30 hair bows for girls out of the scraps of fabric from the pillows for Career Day. At Career Day he sold out of product within minutes and when he was rushed by teachers asking for more bow ties, though he was sold out, he felt he could be successful in real life. He asked his mom could she take him to Atlanta to sell bow ties and Kings and Gents Accessories was born.