December 18, 2015

Technician - NC State Student Newspaper

High Cotton, a men's accessories store in downtown Raleigh hold their annual Collegiate Design Competition. The company looks to N.C. State Univeristy students to design and submit a paisley design. The designs are then voted on, and then the winning design will become part of the spring bow tie collection.


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December 18, 2015

Borrowed & Blue

Charleston Wedding featuring our Aqua Seersucker Check Bow Tie

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November 24, 2015

News & Observer

First Friday: High Cotton features designs from NC State students

A paisley design created by a N.C. State University student will soon become part of the spring bow tie collection at High Cotton.

The downtown Raleigh men’s accessories store will present eight contest finalists from its third annual Collegiate Design Competition. The debut of the designs is part of High Cotton’s First Friday event this month.

Voters will have until December to pick their favorite student-created paisley design, said High Cotton founder and owner Judy Hill.

Paisley designs originated in England, taking cues from Persian and Indian art. One of the most notable shapes in paisley designs is one that resembles a twisted teardrop.

High Cotton began in 2009 in Charlotte.

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November 24, 2015

Charlotte Observer

True to its name, High Cotton has made a mission of helping to revive the state’s textile industry with its N.C.-sourced and -made bow ties, neckties, button-downs and more, in a rainbow of colors and patterns. A family-run business, it operates out of a downtown flagship boutique. There, customers find regular events, such as First Friday soirees, plus the annual Collegiate Design Competition, which gives up-and-coming talent from N.C. State a chance to have designs put into production.

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November 24, 2015

Southern Weddings Magazine

"For an effortless and stylish wedding party look...the gents mixed and matched their own blue shirts and bow ties.  Don't be afraid to combine patterns in the same shade for an eclectic, but put together, feel."

August 01, 2015

Our State Magazine

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June 23, 2015

The Knot

It’s no wonder why Emery McCrory (27 and a doctor) and Chris McCrory (28 and works in finance) had their reception at North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina, where Chris’s uncle Pat is governor. This stunning venue is a Queen Anne-style Victorian home with a steeply pitched gable, richly colored surfaces and elaborate turned woodwork. Need we say more?

April 20, 2015

The Knot

The groom and groomsmen wore pink and white striped linen bow ties from High Cotton.

April 03, 2015

The Knot

Each groomsmen wore a gray, three-piece suit paired with a blush-colored bow tie from High Cotton.

March 01, 2015

Midtown Magazine

When my son was in medical school, a study came out about doctors' silk ties carrying germs," said founder and owner Judy Hill. That inspired her to create washable cotton versions with coated hardware to withstand repeated washings.

The company, sold in more than 275 stores in addition to its downtown Raleigh outposts, uses a boll weevil in its logo, and hosts an annual paisley design competition for students at NC State's design and textile colleges.

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