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Oklahoma bowtie company creates specialty tie for breast cancer

Taylor Hanna never thought he’d make a career out of making and selling bowties, but it’s now earned him a full-time job.

“[I] Bought a sewing machine and a couple of months later I finally got the nerve to open it up and take it out of the box.”

And just like that The Clad Stached was born, selling bowties online worldwide. It’s an idea Hanna says came from a conversation with his wife.

‘I think your problem is that you have these bowties envisioned in your head and nobody`s making stuff like that so make your own.’

He’s sold hundreds of bowties in places like Londond, France, Sweden and Denmark. And now Hanna is using his newfound craft to give back to a friend in need. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November and has racked up more than $7,000 in out-of-pocket bills due to being denied insurance.

‘He basically Facebook messaged me and said hey I kind of have an idea for a bowtie and would you mind if I helped you out and sold this bowtie for you,” Brenda Capps said.

“I just don`t fee like this is something people need to go through especially by themselves,” Hanna said. “I wanted to do this for her to show her community cares about you too.”

The Clad Stache bow ties to benefit Brenda Capps is available until the end of February. You can purchase them online at thecladstache.com. They are also available at Weldon Jack, Blue Seven and Salvage Room in OKC.