Fashion and beauty art director Naomi Azuma started The Knot House after a trip to the Dominican Republic in early 2012. A knitter and crocheter in her spare time, she was drawn to a distinct style of handmade collars she saw on dogs she met on the beach. When she returned home, she tried her hand at making them for her own dogs using her preferred materials: fluorescent climbing rope and gold and brass hardware. Thus, her dogs Panda and Bones became The Knot House's first models.
After a friend complimented the dogs' collars, Naomi realized she could easily make necklaces of a similar design. A friend wore one of her first pieces to a meeting with a top fashion designer who took notice. After learning her design had caught the eye of the designer (who also happens to be one of of America's most famous trendsetters), Naomi realized she might be on to something and decided to produce more collars and necklaces. The Knot House's name is an ode to her design process, and also a play on 'the nut house' - where she thinks she belongs some nights when she finds herself working on necklaces after putting in a long day at her full-time job.
Our accessories are handmade with love in Brooklyn and Montauk, NY from climbing and cotton rope. Our new Montauk Collars leather tab buckles get a little help from a manufacturer in NYC. We practice Zero-Waste Fashion by using every piece of rope possible and sourcing leftover materials whenever possible.