Brackish is an American accessories brand composed of a team of artisans in Charleston, South Carolina who handcraft men’s and women’s accessories using all natural, sustainably sourced feathers. Bringing unique ideas to life is what the company strives for and is exactly how it began. Soon after he was engaged to be married, co-founder Ben Ross sat down at his kitchen table to brainstorm a way to give his groomsmen a gift they would keep for years to come. As an avid outdoorsman, Been has a keen eye for the beauty in nature and noticed that the tapered shape of a turkey feather resembled the shape of a bow tie. That day, he created the first ever feather bow tie - a design we now call the “Original.”
Jeff Plotner, co-founder, was a recipient of one of Ben’s ties and saw an opportunity. Taking a leap of faith, the two friends spent many long nights and early mornings creating these pieces together and pitching their product to luxury retailers. Since then, Brackish accessories have graced the red carpet on the likes of Blake Lively, Bill Murray, Tony Shalhoub and more. The company has also been featured in ESPN, Forbes, Garden & Gun, Southern Living and BRIDES Magazine, to name a few. The handcrafted nature of Brackish products and unprecedented technique of applying feathers have been regarded globally for its appeal to both outdoorsmen and fashion enthusiasts alike. Today, respectfully repurposing the beauty of nature continues to be the company’s main goal, while always continuing to innovate. This goal led to the recent launch of women’s feather earrings and cuff bracelets. Just like all Brackish products are, this line is crafted with all natural feathers including goose, peacock, quail and more.
On average, each Brackish piece takes between four and five hours to complete, start to finish. It passes between nearly eight sets of hands before reaching the recipient, and no two pieces are alike as each feather is hand selected.
Made with purpose. Designed with style. Crafted to last. Here at Brackish we believe in the incredible beauty of nature and it is our goal to respectfully repurpose that beauty by creating pieces that are accessories for today and heirlooms for the future. We strive to craft designs that appeal to the outdoorsman and fashion enthusiast alike by handcrafting one-of-a-kind, conversation starting accessories.
Each Brackish product is crafted using all natural and sustainably sourced feathers that are each individually selected and placed by our team of artisans. Each piece takes up to five hours to craft and passes between eight sets of hands before being sent to its recipient. No detail goes unnoticed as each product is inspected by our in-house quality control team who assess the craftmanship of our products to ensure the utmost functionality for the lifetime of the piece.