Twelve years ago our co-founder, Ben (right), crafted turkey feather bow ties for the groomsmen in his wedding. Four years after the wedding, one of those groomsmen, Jeff (left), 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.
2013 - 2014
As our team began to grow, so did our capabilities in terms of design. We began to incorporate feathers from peacocks, guineas and pheasants as well as introduced two new product categories - Plum Thicket Pins and Cummerbunds.
2014 - 2018
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. See the full list, here!
All this brings us to where we are today. Our men's collection now includes bow ties, pocket squares, plum thicket pins, cummerbunds and most recently, feather cufflinks. Most excitingly, we launched our very first women's collection in September which includes feather cuff bracelets and feather earrings.
It's been a wild ride thus far and we're thrilled for all that 2020 has in store. Thanks for being a part of our journey - here's to a year of new releases, new accomplishments, and new relationships. We're glad to have you!