Meet The Face Behind

GENERAL KNOT

A BRIKA maker story


Andrew Payne

FARMINGTON, CT
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Andrew Payne is a designer with a penchant for vintage and a love for local craftsmanship. As the founder of General Knot & Co., he uses exclusively dead stock fabrics and American manufacturers to create utterly unique pieces of neckwear, no two of which are ever alike due to the limited nature of the materials.

"We are very luckily situated closely to our factories," says Andrew. "All of our ties are made right here in New England. I bring all of our designs and fabrics to our factories myself. This personal connection is essential to building an understanding of our design's concept and the trust that makes for a healthy long-term relationship. It's hard to adequately express how fortunate we feel to be working with such fantastic craftsmen."

A central focus of General Knot & Co. has always been to design and create product here in the United States. "After years of working for American companies that systematically moved all their production overseas, it's a great pleasure to be utilizing such amazing shops and factories that are right here," explains Andrew. "With that said, our concept is naturally born from American roots and proudly celebrates our heritage. A great benefit of designing each collection is the history lesson that comes from our fabrics. Fabrics from the eras of the Great Depression, World War II, the 1960's and so on speak to the heritage in which they were created. Each piece of fabric has its own story to tell."
PRODUCTS BY GENERAL KNOT
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